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Ohio Anti-Abortion Group Lays Out Legislative Agenda

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Abortion foes set a strong agenda at the Ohio Statehouse.
12:04PM
February
10, 2015

With strong Republican legislative majorities, abortion foes in Ohio have set their sights on an aggressive agenda for the new session.

Abortion Limits To Go Before State Lawmakers

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8:25AM
January
28, 2015

In the coming weeks, state lawmakers are expected to take up two proposals to limit abortions in Ohio.

Researchers: Renewable Energy Freeze Has Chilled Industry

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8:59AM
January
15, 2015

A research group says a new law freezing the state’s green energy standards has led to significant declines in the wind and solar industry in Ohio. But the study is getting some blowback from a key backer of that law.

State Rep. Pleads Guilty To Ethics Violations

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12:34PM
October 29, 2014

Democratic State Rep. Dale Mallory admitted to taking Cincinnati Bengal tickets from lobbyists in 2009 and 2013 without disclosing the gifts.

Bill Would Ban State Health Plans From Covering Some Birth Control

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Democratic State Representative John Carney says the proposal shows how "out of touch" some state lawmakers are.
9:01AM
June
6, 2014

There’s a bill under consideration in the Ohio legislature that would ban the health care plans for state employees from covering many birth control pills and inner-uterine devices.

Singer Pushes Lawmakers To Make “Ohio” State Country Song

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Zach Paxson is a singer and songwriter from northeast Ohio. And he’s on a campaign of his own, for his song “Ohio”.
8:30AM
May 15, 2014

A northeast Ohio man is hitting the campaign trail to promote a cause that’s very personal to him: enshrining into state law a song he wrote about his home state.

Alt. Energy Advocates Push To Kill “Standards Freeze” Bill

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Dan Litchfield, who represents several wind farms, told lawmakers "The law as written certainly encourages others...gives us more of a market to compete into. It certainly would increase the likelihood that projects go forward and the investments happen.”
8:25AM
May
5, 2014

Many advocates and interest groups are lining up to voice their opinions on a bill that would drastically change Ohio’s energy landscape.

E-Cig Ban For Minors Clears Legislature Despite Objections

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More than two dozen Democrats in the House voted against the bill, saying it didn’t go far enough.
8:28AM
February
14, 2014

State lawmakers have approved a ban on electronic cigarettes for Ohio minors, but not without the objection of many Democrats, who say the ban doesn’t go far enough.

Senate Leaders Look Ahead For 2014

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7:55AM
January
13, 2014

Lawmakers are back for the second year of the legislature’s two year session. And while they passed nearly 60 bills last year, there are hundreds more bills that have been introduced.

Ohio GOP Leaders Push For Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

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The resolution passed in Ohio, which is similar to ones passed in 19 other states, calls for Congress to come up with an amendment requiring a balanced federal budget, or to allow the states to convene a Constitutional convention.
8:02AM
November
26, 2013

Ohio leaders left the Statehouse Monday to travel west to Lima to to sign a resolution calling for a federal balanced budget amendment.