Latest Ohio State General Assembly News

Same-sex marriage plaintiff Obergefell runs for Ohio office

Aug. 02, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Jim Obergefell, whose landmark case before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationally, is hoping he and fellow Democrats can make gains in the Ohio Statehouse this year with a message grounded in equality. “It really just all comes down...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 01, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 29, 2022. Editorial: Gerrymandered board of education districts do not accord with Ohio law and should be revised: editorial Ohio voters created the State Board of Education in 1953. As the law is currently constituted, 11 of the board’s...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jul. 25, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 23, 2022. Editorial: Should most Ohio retailers be required to accept cash as payment? A downstate GOP lawmaker has done something that many might consider unusual for a Republican -- introduce a bill in the Ohio Senate that would add a...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jul. 18, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 17, 2022. Editorial: Any post-Roe Ohio abortion law should be humane, specific and enforceable No sooner will the count be in for Ohio’s Nov. 8 election than the General Assembly will return to Columbus. All but certain is that abortion...

Feces mailed to Ohio GOP lawmakers; post office investigates

Jul. 08, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Feces were mailed to Ohio's 25 Republican state senators this week, prompting an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, a spokesperson for the lawmakers confirmed Friday. Mailroom employees in the Ohio Statehouse and post offices in Cleveland and...

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Jul. 04, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. July 3, 2022. Editorial: Celebrate your right to vote by being ready to cast your Aug. 2 primary ballot Our nation rests on a democracy revolutionary in its conception, that the people’s voice matters, that “We the People” are the supreme...

New Ohio law seeks uniform regulations for carrying knives

Jul. 01, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new law taking effect this fall will establish uniform rules for carrying knives across Ohio to prevent municipalities from enforcing local regulations, proponents say. The bill’s main sponsor, Sen. Kristina Roegner, a Republican from Hudson, said that...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 20, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. June 17, 2022. Editorial: HB 690 would aid PUCO reform in balancing the public’s interest with utility interests If the House Bill 6-FirstEnergy scandal has done nothing else, it has educated Ohioans about the cozy insiders’ world of...

Ohio lawmakers debate training for armed school employees

Jun. 01, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio school district employees could once again be allowed to carry guns, under legislation being fast-tracked by Republican lawmakers to counter the impact of a court ruling that restricted the practice. The measure aims to undo the effect of an Ohio Supreme...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 30, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. May 26, 2022. Editorial: Bill Denihan, public servant, requiescat in pace: editorial We can’t count the number of lives Bill Denihan touched in his half century of public service -- the children he protected, the addicted people he helped...