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Ohio Democrats focusing HB 6 scandal attention on Gov. DeWine

BY: - July 30, 2021

In the year after the House Bill 6 scandal first broke in July 2020, much of the focus was on state Rep. Larry Householder. Householder has since been booted from the legislature and awaits trial. Attention is shifting further toward Gov. Mike DeWine as the investigation continues to develop.  The governor has not been accused […]

DeWine reaffirms support for aides, despite their roles in scandal-tainted legislation

BY: - July 28, 2021

One staffer waited weeks — and until after an FBI raid — to inform Gov. Mike DeWine that FirstEnergy had paid Sam Randazzo a massive sum just weeks before DeWine nominated Randazzo to be Ohio’s top utility regulator. Another staffer, while still a FirstEnergy lobbyist, founded a dark-money group that would funnel tens of millions […]

Three more Ohio lawmakers test positive for COVID-19 in past week

BY: - December 22, 2020

A trio of state legislators have tested positive for COVID-19, each announced, bringing the total to more than a dozen so far in 2020. Democratic Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan of Youngstown and Casey Weinstein of Hudson announced their positive tests on Tuesday. Republican Rep. Jon Cross of Kenton announced his last Friday. In a statement, Lepore-Hagan […]

DeWine again caught in middle of tug-of-war over COVID-19 response

BY: and - November 16, 2020

Ohio has reached another crossroads in the battle against COVID-19.  Gov. Mike DeWine is once again caught in the middle as the state repeatedly sets new records for virus cases and hospitalizations. After months of a decentralized approach and emphasis on personal responsibility, DeWine now says Ohio faces “a monumental crisis.” As much as the […]

Demilitarize the police? Two Ohio lawmakers have this goal in mind

BY: - July 13, 2020

State Rep. Casey Weinstein recalls driving to work during the recent protests and being shocked at what he saw. “When I would get down to Columbus, I saw these armored personnel carriers stationed downtown,” the Hudson Democrat said. “It just felt like I was entering a warzone. It felt escalatory. It felt worrying. “Where are […]

GOP Rep. on anti-racism resolution: I’m ‘darker’ than most black lawmakers

BY: - June 2, 2020

Members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus are seeking to declare racism to be a public health crisis. In doing so in the Ohio General Assembly, it would mark the first statewide resolution of its kind. The effort mirrors those in Columbus, Cleveland and Franklin County in recent weeks.  It also comes as Ohio’s largest […]