Some democrats, including at least two Ohio members of Congress, plan to boycott Tuesday’s scheduled speech to a joint session of Congress by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
State lawmakers are back in Columbus Monday for talks on the budget that includes a massive tax overhaul plan rolled out last week.
Ohio has an opiate problem. Statistics from the Ohio Department of Health show the number of people dying from drug overdoses increased 440 percent from 1999 to 2011. Now thereâ€™s bipartisan support for a bill in the state legislature that would try to reduce drug deaths.
What is usually a routine vote to send the two versions of the state budget to a committee to meld it into one document turned out to be a lot more political than usual in the Ohio House Wednesday.
Buried in the Senate version of the budget are many things that seemingly have nothing to do with state spending, many of them related to abortion.
The Republican president of the Ohio Senate says state lawmakers are open to pursuing a Medicaid bill before the end of the year.
Rep. State Sen. Jim Hughes and the ACLU of Ohio are at odds over the Violent Career Criminals Act. It would more than double the required sentence for using a gun during a crime if the offender has two or more violent felony convictions.
A bill to require training and certification for a new group of professionals who will be available to guide consumers through the new health insurance market is on its way to Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
State lawmakers heard contradictory testimony Tuesday on how the governor’s tax proposal would affect small businesses.
The rally headlined by Gov. John Kasich attracted members of many groups that disagree with the Republican governor on most key political issues.
Wireless companies can already track the location of virtually every cellphone in their coverage areas. Ohio legislators are considering passing a new law that would make sure that ability can be quickly used in emergencies.