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Statehouse Holocaust Memorial Takes Shape

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The $2.3 million project, paid for with private funds and constructed with $300,000 worth of taxpayer funded work on the site, is set to be dedicated in what’s planned to be a large and elaborate ceremony on June 2.
8, 2014

The first new memorial in decades on the Statehouse grounds is just a few weeks away from being completed.

Committee Studying Constitution Considers Redistricting

Advocates for redistricting reform say the state's latest congressional district map shows the system is broken.
November 18, 2013

A panel of lawmakers and private citizens that will be asked to recommend changes to Ohio’s Constitution is looking at the way the lines for legislative and congressional districts are drawn.

Dems, GOP Push Bills On Government Transparency

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4, 2013

Lawmakers in the Ohio House from both political parties have introduced several bills that they say will improve government transparency. But the word “transparency” is being used by both sides in different ways.

Pets Could Be Included In Domestic Violence Protection Orders

The bill's sponsor says people have emotional attachments to their pets and sometimes remain in dangerous situations because they don't want to leave them behind.
24, 2013

The sponsor of a bill in the Ohio Senate says people sometimes remain in dangerous situations because they don’t want to leave their pets behind.

Security Increasing At Statehouse

The Senate plans to restrict access to certain chamber entrances and the Senate president's office.
7, 2013

Signs of forthcoming security changes are starting to show up at the Ohio Statehouse.

Doctors, Women’s Groups Lead Protest Against Abortion Laws

Doctors were among the hundreds of people who rallied outside the Statehouse Wednesday against new Ohio abortion laws.
3, 2013

Opponents of new laws restricting abortion in Ohio took their message back to the Ohio Statehouse Wednesday. But supporters of those new laws say they’re here to stay.

State Republican Lawmakers Call For Federal Balanced Budget

Republican lawmakers call for a federal balanced budget amendment.
5, 2013

A group of Republican state lawmakers are joining the call for a federal balanced budget amendment. House leaders are pushing their colleagues to pass a resolution for a federal balanced budget amendment convention.

ACLU Drops Lawsuit Over ‘Political Permits’

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The ACLU says it dropped the suit after the city lowered the price of permits and made it easier to get permit extension.
July 25, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is dropping a lawsuit against the city of Columbus over political permits.

State Considers “Certifying” Farmers To Cut Algae Blooms

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27, 2013

Algae blooms are a big problem on Ohio’s lakes: they’re toxic and can have a big impact on tourism. Now state lawmakers are looking at “certifying” farmers as one way to tone it down.

Democrats Back “Pro-Life” Gun Proposal

The proposal would commission a study on gun-related injuries, and require gun vendors to give a copy of the study to all gun buyers.
27, 2013

Two Democratic state representatives are proposing a bill they call tongue-in-cheek criticism of recent Republican-backed provisions on abortion.