Ohio News

Local leaders who are hoping state lawmakers will block a plan to increase the minimum wage might not get any help from the Senate. 

The first man scheduled to be put to death in Ohio since a problematic execution almost three years ago is asking for life without parole.  But the state parole board's recommendation may not even matter right away.

A decision by the Ohio Department of Health to order a Dayton area abortion clinic to shut down is drawing criticism and praise. Abortion opponents say it’s a step in the right direction but supporters of legal abortion say it is politically motivated over-reach by a state agency. 

The Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers shows women, who make up more than half of the U.S. population, hold only about 20% of the seats in Congress and the U.S. Senate, and only slightly more than that in state legislatures. This report takes a look at a program designed to encourage women to take the first step toward joining them and running for office.

Nearly 5.5 million Ohioans cast ballots in the November presidential election, making the turnout in 2016 slightly higher than it was four years ago. And there are other highlights in the election results just made official by the Secretary of State.

Gov. John Kasich is following up on the cautionary statements his budget director has made about challenges coming in the next budget.

It hasn’t even been a month since the 2016 vote, but the speculation has been going for months on who will be running in 2018 for the top five statewide offices, which will all be open. But one Democrat says he’s making the moves to run for governor.

Among the things lawmakers are dealing with in this lame duck session is whether the Senate will confirm a Democratic lawyer from Columbus to the commission that hears utility rate cases.

Route 33 could become a technology superhighway, if a project launched by the state goes as planned.

In the wake of Monday’s attack, students from the Ohio State University are adding a unique perspective to a bill that would lift the automatic concealed weapons ban on college campuses. 

Lawmakers could vote next week on a proposal to lift the automatic ban on concealed weapons on college campuses. Many Ohio State University students visited the Statehouse to call on Senators to reject the bill. 

The Ohio House is moving forward with a bill that once again changes the state’s green energy policy landscape -- as a freeze on state green energy standards is set to expire at the end of the year. 

The fight over the future of Ohio’s energy policies for the next three years is coming down to the wire and there are still different battles being fought.

A bill that allows people to carry concealed weapons into more areas such as daycares and college campuses is moving through the Legislature as the clock runs out on this year’s session. 

As Ohio lawmakers consider passing a bill to downgrade the penalty for illegally carrying a concealed weapon on college campuses, one Ohio lawmaker is hoping for something stronger. He’s proposed legislation to take concealed-carry one step further.

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