Indicted Householder spars with House Republicans who want him out

In a show of defiance, indicted Rep. Larry Householder proclaimed his innocence to House leadership Tuesday and rebuffed bipartisan efforts seeking his ouster. Householder, with his criminal defense attorney periodically whispering in his ear, made...

Health experts speak out against bill prohibiting vaccine mandates

Pediatricians and other infectious disease experts issued clear warnings about a proposed bill to weaken Ohio’s vaccination laws: Doing so would put children’s lives at risk and potentially expose the state to a resurgence...

Controversial race education bills enter Ohio House committee

Two bills seeking to ban "divisive" language about the role of racism in American history entered a House committee on Tuesday, along with plenty of debate over the measures. House Bill 322 and House Bill...

Coal plants’ owners fight to protect ‘worst of the bad subsidies’

Subsidy? What subsidy? Three Ohio utilities and a representative of the coal-fired power plants they jointly own appeared before a Senate committee Tuesday to defend an estimated $700 million subsidy they’re set to receive from...

Mayors of U.S. cities plead for federal funds to alleviate housing crisis

WASHINGTON — The mayors of cities in Ohio, Montana and Arizona stressed the need for affordable housing to be included in any congressional infrastructure package during a Tuesday hearing before the U.S. Senate Banking,...

Senate committee eyes vote to shield natural gas from cities’ bans

Update: The Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee passed House Bill 201 at 10 a.m. Tuesday. An Ohio Senate committee could vote out legislation Tuesday that would shield the natural gas industry from the potential...
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