133rd general assembly

How Republicans wielded power, and other takeaways from the 133rd General Assembly

BY: - January 20, 2021

In Ohio, the path from conservative priority to becoming state law can be as unencumbered as was the case for Senate Bill 260. A Republican introduced the bill to mandate that doctors administer abortion-inducing drugs in-person rather than through telemedicine. Thirty Republicans co-sponsored the bill. Republican-led committees advanced the legislation with only Republican votes.  It […]

20 of 21 Ohio bills that became law in 2019 had at least some bipartisan support

BY: - December 31, 2019

While Ohio Republicans hold supermajorities in both state legislative chambers, the top Democrat in the House has perhaps a surprising verdict on 2019: it was a year of “unprecedented bipartisanship.” The numbers largely back up House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes’ claim. Republicans have strongholds in the Ohio House and Ohio Senate, along with controlling the […]