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Central Ohio Group Says Immigrant Reform Not Big Enough

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The Central Ohio Worker Center advocates on behalf of immigrants and others.
21, 2014

Officials estimate there are 30 to 40 thousand undocumented immigrants in Central Ohio who could be spared deportation under President Obama’s reform order.

Ohio House Votes To Shield Execution Drugmaker

The Ohio House has approved a measure to conceal the identities of drug companies that manufacture lethal drugs for executions.
20, 2014

The Ohio House has approved a bill shielding the source of the state’s lethal injection drugs for a minimum of 20 years.

Ohio ‘Heartbeat’ Bill Re-Emerges, Gets Panel OK

An Ohio House panel okays the so-called "heartbeat abortion" bill.
November 20, 2014

A bill imposing some of the nation’s most stringent abortion restrictions has cleared an Ohio House committee after suddenly re-surfacing in the lame duck session.

Ohio Lawmaker Indicted On Burglary, Theft Charges

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Newly elected Republican Rep. Steven Kraus of Huron has been indicted on charges alleging he took antiques and other items from an Ohio home.
20, 2014

A newly-elected state lawmaker has been indicted on charges alleging he took antiques and other items from an Ohio home.

Red-Light Camera Officer Requirement Clears Senate

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Police will be required to be present when tickets are generated by red-light cameras under a bill passed by the Ohio Senate.
19, 2014

A police officer’s presence would be required for tickets to be issued from red-light cameras around Ohio under a bill that’s cleared the Ohio Senate.

Ohio Vote on Hunting Gun Silencers Delayed A Week

An Ohio Senate committee has delayed a vote on a measure to allow Ohio hunters to use silencers.
19, 2014

An Ohio Senate committee has delayed a vote on whether to let hunters use silencers on their guns under some conditions.

House Democrats Pick New Minority Leader

Strahorn is in his second consecutive term in the House. He previously spent eight years in the House beginning in 2000, and two years filling an unexpired term in the state Senate.
November 19, 2014

Democrats in the Ohio House have elected a veteran state lawmaker with experience in both the House and Senate as their leader for the next legislative session.

New Redistricting Plans May Include Voter Approval

Ohio lawmakers continue to map out a new legislative redistricting plan.
18, 2014

For about a year, a panel of lawmakers and other constitutional experts has been working on a new plan for redrawing the lines for legislators’ districts, but it has gone nowhere. Now that plan may be getting scrapped entirely, to be replaced with a new one.

Parents’ Standing Asserted In Ohio Slots Challenge

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The Ohio Supreme Court plans to rule on whether Ohio school students should have standing in a case questioning the legality of video slot terminals.
17, 2014

An anti-gambling group tells the Ohio Supreme Court parents of public school students should be given legal standing to sue Gov. John Kasich over his decision to legalize slots-like video lottery terminals and use some proceeds for non-educational purposes.

Coleman Asks City Council’s Approval Of Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

Breakdown of Mayor Coleman's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget
14, 2014

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman on Friday proposed an $813 million operating budget to the city council for Fiscal Year 2015.