Not a single HB 6 ‘yes’ vote lost their election. Some ‘no’ votes did.
The scandal surrounding House Bill 6 took out the speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives. It has dominated the newspages and airwaves for months. It was the subject of countless campaign attack ads. In the end, voters didn’t seem to care. The scandal implicating former Speaker Larry Householder and his effort to get a […]
How will the additional ballots counted impact the Ohio Statehouse results?
The dynamic of absentee and provisional ballots being counted after Election Day has the potential to affect numerous Ohio Statehouse races. Republicans currently hold a 61-38 lead in the Ohio House of Representatives and a 24-9 lead in the Ohio Senate. As it stands, the GOP has flipped at least four seats in the House […]
Key takeaways from the 2020 Ohio Statehouse elections
By all indications, the Ohio Republican Party appears to have maintained its supermajorities in both state legislative chambers as they head into a new term next year. The results from Tuesday night are unofficial and several races are too close to call. But Republicans were able to net at least a few seats in the […]
Democrats, Republicans seek to pin Householder scandal on each other
Larry Householder has gone from the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives to the pariah of Ohio politics. The Republican’s name has appeared in advertisements from both political parties this election season, as the two sides have attempted to pin alleged corruption at the Ohio Statehouse on each other. Democrats have accused various Republican […]
DeWine endorsements highlighted in suburban legislative districts
Though Gov. Mike DeWine remains controversial among some Republican state legislators, the political party is still highlighting endorsements from Ohio’s top executive in select races. DeWine has faced an onslaught of criticism and legislative rebuke from the Ohio Statehouse related to his year-long response to the coronavirus pandemic. Much of the backlash has come from […]
House bill requires health depts. to report COVID-19 data it already reports
Is it that the Ohio Department of Health is deliberately withholding some COVID-19 information from the public? Or, is it that the department does present the information, but does so in a “one-sided” and “convoluted” way? That depends on which supporter of House Bill 624 is talking. But all supporters agree on this view: The […]
After 700,000 Ohioans file for unemployment, GOP lawmakers fear whether they’ll get off it
A group of Ohio lawmakers heard one breathtaking statistic after another: of restaurants closing for good, of hotels having record low occupancy, of a logjam of Ohioans being forced to seek out unemployment benefits after having lost their jobs. Hearing all that, several Republican members of the Ohio House Economic Recovery Task Force focused their […]
Proposed county inspector general system would root out corruption in local government
Lawmakers are considering a plan to establish a county inspector general system in Ohio, with the hopes of rooting out corruption, theft and other administrative problems in local governments. Ohio currently has a state inspector general’s office, which conducts investigations of state entities. House Bill 311, sponsored by Rep. Dave Greenspan, R-Westlake, would allow for […]