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Ohio policy areas to watch in 2020

Ohio legislators proposed more than 700 bills in 2019, with fewer than two-dozen being signed into law. That means the state senators and representatives have...

New Ohio House bill would allow judges to include party affiliation...

A House Bill introduced during the holiday break would allow judges to run under party affiliation, which the sponsors of the bill say would...

New year, new court fight over Down syndrome abortion

The new year will bring new discussions on a law that prohibited abortions after a Down syndrome diagnosis. A panel of judges for the 6th...

States will be able to use federal opioid money to also...

Federal grant money awarded to states to combat the opioid epidemic can also be used to address rising methamphetamine and cocaine use, according to...

‘Real rush’ of Trump rules expected ahead of 2020 election

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to finalize a host of high-profile rules in 2020, including policies that will impact everything from auto...

Judge and father make the case for criminal sentencing reform bill 

This is the hardest time of year for Charles “Chip” Jenkins. The holiday season makes him think of his son, Alex.  “I used to enjoy...

Senators reverse course on criminal reform bill amendment

ACLU of Ohio pledges support once again on SB 3  Members of the Judiciary Committee unanimously decided to strip an amendment from Senate Bill 3...

New Ohio law mandates harsher penalties for promoting prostitution

Gov. Mike DeWine has signed into law stricter penalties in Ohio for those convicted of promoting prostitution. Senate Bill 5, sponsored by Sens. Stephanie Kunze,...

Gun advocates argue for removal of ‘duty to retreat’ in Ohio

A third hearing on a bill to remove the duty to retreat from a self-defense law was eventful and testy at times on Wednesday...

Front license plates still needed in Ohio, police tell lawmakers 

Sgt. Richard Forney has a clear reason why he believes Ohio should require two license plates on vehicles: the presence of the front plate...
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