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Ohio Elections Chief Urges Bipartisan Talks On Law

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted wants state lawmakers to delay any election reforms.
8, 2012

But Secretary of State Jon Husted says legislative leaders shouldn’t act on any changes to the swing state’s election rules until next year.

A New Ohio School Football Season Begins With Safety In Mind

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The 2011 Bexley Football Lions team picture.
22, 2012

Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill requiring young football players and other athletes to be pulled from competition after suffering a head injury.

Ohio Tea Party Groups Oppose Governor’s Tax Plan

Ohio Tea Party groups oppose GOP governor's tax proposal.
19, 2012

A coalition of tea party groups in Ohio is calling a tax proposal by the state’s Republican governor “unnecessary and unwise.”

Gun Control Group Criticizes Ohio Lawmaker’s Event

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State Rep. Margaret Conditt faces criticism for fundraiser at shooting range.
2, 2012

Ohio legislators hold fund-raisers all the time, but one of them has scheduled an event with an unusual theme. It’s offering attendees the opportunity to shoot guns. Gun control activists are outraged. They say the event symbolizes an Ohio that’s let backers of gun owner rights run rampant.

Ohio Lawmakers Weigh Bills On Ex-Felons, Exotic Animals

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Inside view of Ohio Statehouse
30, 2012

Two identical plans to help ex-felons get jobs are slated for committee hearings this week in both the house and the senate. Felons are currently barred from getting professional licenses for jobs like teacher, plumber, and hearing aid fitter. But these bills would drop the ban on a case-by-case basis.

Former Ohio Legislator Sentenced To Four Years In Prison

13, 2012

The sentence comes after Michael A. Fox pleased guilty to charges of helping an attorney get a $1 million contract with a southwest Ohio county.

Controversial Bills Keep Legislature Busy in 2011

Ohio Constitution
December 27, 2011

Ohio lawmakers approved some controversial bills during 2011, while debating but not approving other potential laws.