Politics & Gov

Mailbag: What’s the most effective way to get my lawmaker’s attention?

Welcome to another installment of the Ohio Capital Journal Mailbag, the 33rd most popular political column in the 33rd most popular state. Let’s get...

Down syndrome abortion ban stands in appeals court ruling

A court of appeals said an Ohio law banning abortions in Down Syndrome cases can continue, reversing the decision of a lower court. The U.S....

Ohio scrambles to adjust to vaccine “pause”

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday said he was blindsided like everybody else when he learned that federal public health officials were advising that...

Relief funding will make big difference in Ohio cities, leaders say

Every incorporated community in Ohio, from Aberdeen to Zoar, is set to receive at least some relief funding through the American Rescue Plan. The largest...

Janitors, security guard ask for minimum wage increase

Tina Callahan typically spends her days cleaning a federal building in Cleveland. She's done this all the way through the pandemic, except when she's...

States start pausing J&J vaccine after recommendation from U.S. health officials

WASHINGTON — Top public health officials said Tuesday that they are recommending a pause in the use of a COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson...

If sports gambling is legalized, where should Ohioans be able to...

Momentum appears to be growing for legalized sports betting in Ohio. The key question of where Ohioans will be able to place bets is being...

White House aims sales pitch for infrastructure plan at the states

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s 7,540 miles of highway roads in poor condition. Florida’s $100 billion in damages over the last decade from extreme weather events. The 1 in 4 Idahoans with...

Law takes effect legalizing concealed knife carry; also allows for brass...

Ohioans can now secretly carry knives under a new law that took effect Monday. Prior law prohibited anyone in the state from carrying a concealed...

Conflicting corporate claims at the heart of Ohio’s blockbuster Medicaid suit

Two mega-corporations appear to be claiming they did the same work for Medicaid — Ohio's $24 billion-a-year program that provides health care to the...
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