Legal betting stands to bring in billions for the state and increase the consumer market.
Ice reminded attendees of current COVID protocols, including weekly testing for select groups of people on OU’s campus.
Knisely said Athens could receive a settlement between $98,827 and $141,182.
If passed, the resolution would add an income tax increase of 0.1% per year over the next 20 years.
The body formally condemned Ohio House Bills 480 and 454.
The body also passed a few ordinances involved with budget allocation and work environment improvements.
Senate also received an update from Jenny Hall-Jones, interim vice president for Student Affairs, concerning student well-being on campus.
Students seem united on the importance of voting, but expressed pandemic-related concerns.
Senate discussed different aspects of Ohio University’s budget, and OU President Hugh Sherman and Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs gave updates on the new VSRP program.