How Government Works

How Government Works is a series of interviews featuring three distinguished leaders in Ohio explaining key functions of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government.

Videos in This Series

Requirements for the Office of Governor

Ted Strickland – Ohio Governor – answers the question: What are the the requirements to be Ohio governor?

Gubernatorial Pardons and Commutations

Ted Strickland – Ohio Governor – answers the question: What are gubernatorial pardons and commutations?

When Bills Do Not Pass

John A. Husted – 99th Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives – answers the question: What happens when a bill is introduced but does not pass?

The Role of the Ohio General Assembly

John A. Husted – 99th Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives – answers the question: What is the role of the General Assembly in Ohio?

Responsibilities of the Speaker of the House

John A. Husted – 99th Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives – answers the question: What are the responsibilities for the Speaker of the House?

How a Bill Gets Started

John A. Husted – 99th Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives – answers the question: How does a bill get started?

How the General Assembly Elects a Speaker of the House

John A. Husted – 99th Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives – answers the question: How does the General Assembly of Ohio elect a Speaker of the House?

How a Bill Becomes Law

John A. Husted – 99th Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives – answers the question: How does a bill become law ?

Writing Court Opinions

Robert R. Cupp – Justice, Ohio Supreme Court – answers the question: How do court opinions get written, and by whom?

The Ohio Supreme Court Schedule

Robert R. Cupp – Justice, Ohio Supreme Court – answers the question: How does the schedule work for the Ohio Supreme Court?