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DEEP FREEZE-OHIO LEGISLATURE
Extremely cold weather leads Ohio Senate panel to cancel meeting, other hearing now informal
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 3:02 AM EST
Cold weather has led one Ohio Senate panel to cancel its meeting, while another committee plans to hold an informal hearing.
Senate spokesman John McClelland says a Senate Reference Committee meeting has been canceled and rescheduled for Wednesday afternoon. A hearing by the Senate Finance Committee has been deemed informal, meaning that attendance won't be taken.
A House spokesman said a committee on opiate addiction treatment still planned to meet Tuesday afternoon to hear testimony on three bills.
State lawmakers also have hearings scheduled for Wednesday. Their first voting sessions of the year are planned for next week.