Latest Ohio State General Assembly News

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...

Judges impose voided Statehouse map, set Aug. 2 primary

May. 27, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal court panel on Friday ordered Ohio to hold an Aug. 2 primary using the third set of Statehouse maps approved by the Ohio Redistricting Commission, despite a rebuke of the plan by the state's high court. The court acted after giving Ohio a Saturday...

Ohio attorney general nominee wants GOP mapmakers charged

May. 26, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Democratic nominee for Ohio attorney general filed a criminal complaint against the five Republican members of the state's redistricting commission Thursday, a day after the Ohio Supreme Court rejected the commission's legislative maps for the fifth straight time. ...

Ohio’s high court rejects latest GOP-drawn Statehouse maps

May. 25, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A frustrated Ohio Supreme Court rejected Republican-drawn Statehouse maps for a fifth time Wednesday, extending the string of GOP defeats in a redistricting process that has ground the state's legislative primaries to a halt. Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor...

Ohio GOP wants noncitizen voting ban on November ballot

May. 25, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican state lawmakers in Ohio have fast-tracked a fall ballot measure that would expressly prohibit noncitizens from voting in local elections. The proposed noncitizen voting ban — which emerged just last week and cleared the Ohio House 68-28 on...

Lawmakers want Ohio State's 2010 football season restored

May. 19, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 2010 season of the Ohio State University football team, vacated after a memorabilia-for-cash scandal, should be restored because of recent changes allowing college athletes to be compensated, under a symbolic resolution approved by House lawmakers. The...

GOP lawmakers, Ohio AG, want public safety a factor in bail

May. 18, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Judges in Ohio would be required to consider criminal suspects' threat to public safety when setting bail amounts under both legislation and a proposal for a state constitutional amendment being advanced by House Republicans. The GOP proposals followed a...

Agreement reached for Ohio vote on legal weed in 2023

May. 13, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group backing the legalization of marijuana for adult use in Ohio and Republican legislative leaders have reached a settlement calling for a possible statewide legalization vote next year. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol sued the...