State Government

Helium, honey and hair products: A look into Ohio pols’ odd...

A few years ago, during the lull before the Nelsonville Parade of the Hills, a young campaign volunteer made their way down a busy...

Ohio Fairness Act fills hearing room with advocates, business groups

It wasn’t the many hordes of people that crowded into a Statehouse hearing room that got people’s attention on Tuesday. It wasn’t even the...

Musician sings of struggles as lawmakers highlight bills that would help...

The story sung by Paisha Thomas inside the Ohio Statehouse atrium tells of a hard-working mother. She has three kids, and is stuck picking...

Bills could be in jeopardy after EdChoice amendments added then stripped

The EdChoice voucher program is still being debated in the Ohio legislature, but the amendments created in an attempt to resolve the issue could...

4 takeaways from Ohio’s recent campaign finance filings 

Flipping the Ohio Supreme Court and making inroads within the Statehouse chambers was already going to be a challenge for Democrats in 2020. A money...

Supporters of Ohio Fairness Act: ‘We need this legislation’

After being rescheduled because of the education bill fight, supporters are once again scheduled to make their arguments for an anti-LGBTQ discrimination bill in...

Senate begrudgingly agrees to House’s EdChoice delay

After nearly a full week of debate and back and forth, the Ohio Senate decided to agree to a 60-day delay for the private...

A court’s ruling made bestiality legal in 8 Ohio counties. One...

A legislative mistake and a court’s decision has led to bestiality remaining legal in eight Northern Ohio counties.  How that came to be is a...

House pushes back EdChoice application date, sends amendment back to Senate

It was the Ohio House of Representatives' turn to work late into the night on a proposal to rework the state's private school voucher...

Utility’s corporate secretary among finalists for PUCO regulator spot

The leading candidates for an influential public utilities commissioner spot appear to be an incumbent who once worked for a utility company and a...
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