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House Democrats Pick New Minority Leader

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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.
10:27AM
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.

House, Senate Leaders Discuss Agency For Lame Duck Session

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8:58AM
November
10, 2014

Leaders in the Ohio General Assembly expect lawmakers to discuss bills dealing with redistricting, toxic algae blooms and execution drugs, and regulations on telephone companies and credit unions during the lame duck session.

Ohio Graduation, Testing Changes Set For Vote

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hio high-schoolers beginning with the class of 2018 will see new graduation requirement under a legislative compromise headed for approval.
2:40PM
June
4, 2014

Ohio high-schoolers beginning with the class of 2018 will see new graduation requirements and receive free college-admission testing under a legislative compromise heading toward approval.

Ohio Lawmakers OK Pause In Green Energy Targets

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A bill to delay Ohio's alternative energy standards is now in the hands of Governor Kasich
4:47PM
May
28, 2014

A contentious bill delaying phase-in of Ohio’s renewable energy targets for two years has cleared the Republican-led state Legislature and is headed to GOP Gov. John Kasich.

Ohio Lawmaker Urges Passage Of Headlight Flashing Bill

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A Republican lawmaker want the Ohio legislature to consider a bill allowing drivers to flash headlights to warn of police presence on roadways.
9:34AM
April
4, 2014

Drivers might be surprised to hear that the ordinary action of flashing their headlights on the road could be considered illegal. Now, one lawmaker wants to clear the confusion.

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.

Dayton Passes Resolution Opposing “Stand Your Ground” Bill

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8:03AM
August
29, 2013

The city has become the first in the state to officially oppose “stand your ground” legislation being considered at the Ohio house.

Batchelder Backs Off Resignation Comment

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Batchelder (left) now says he only suggested Peter Peck resign.
12:27PM
August 28, 2013

The Speaker of the Ohio House is backpedaling on an apparent resignation request he sent last month to a Cincinnati-area representative after he was indicted.

Bill Would Force Ohio Cities To Balance Budgets

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9:02AM
August
15, 2013

A new bill at the Statehouse would mandate cities and townships to balance their budgets and maintain fully- funded municipal pension plans.

Ohio Senate Crunches School Funds Numbers

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A funding bill for elementary and secondary schools moves through the legislature.
8:27AM
May
31, 2013

Ohio Senators are calling their new budget plan “a work in progress” but they are touting it as a major improvement in funding for Ohio’s public schools.