As vice chairman of the Ohio House finance committee, Jim Hoops has already endured several lengthy meetings this year which did not break up until after 4 a.m.
This week, his duties may be even more time consuming.
Hoops, R-Napoleon, is one of six state legislators serving on the joint House-Senate conference committee charged with the responsibility of finding common ground among the two-year budgets proposed by Gov. Bob Taft, the House and the Senate.
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