Sean O'Brien

(from right to left) Sen. Sean O'Brien (D-Bazetta) and Sen. Michael Rullie (R-Salem) introduce bill to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles.
Andy Chow

A bipartisan bill in the Senate would offer incentives for electric vehicles by creating a $500 sales tax credit for purchase of an EV for personal use and higher tax credits for commercial use.

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One Ohio lawmaker says current penalties for people convicted of cruelty to pets and other companion animals are too lax. His bill would increase punishment for that crime.