Dave Yost

GOP says ‘attempts’ on partisanship make Ohio Statehouse maps constitutional

BY: - January 28, 2022

The GOP members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission have said objections to their maps have no merit because they made their best attempt at politically balancing the maps. Democrats on the commission filed their own response in favor of invalidating the second version of the maps, just as those who objected to them want. The […]

Legislature on the clock to redraw Ohio’s unconstitutional Congressional district map

BY: - January 28, 2022

As the state awaits the Ohio Supreme Court’s decision on the second round of legislative maps, the state legislature is on a timeline to revise the invalid congressional map as well. The state’s high court decided in a 4-3 decision on Jan. 13 that a congressional map passed by the General Assembly was not valid, […]

Ranking Dem says GOP attorney general blocked her from lawyers in redistricting suit

BY: - January 27, 2022

The ranking Democrat in the Ohio House said Attorney General Dave Yost has blocked her from legal representation as the Ohio Supreme Court reviews the latest redistricting proposal from state lawmakers. The Ohio Redistricting Commission voted 5-2 along party lines Saturday to send over a revised map after the court overturned its first effort, determining […]

SCOTUS takes up Ohio’s vaccine mandate challenge

BY: - January 7, 2022

Ohio led arguments Friday on behalf of 26 other Republican-led states opposing a workplace vaccination mandate before the U.S. Supreme Court. But Ohio’s solicitor general, Ben Flowers, didn’t appear in person. Despite getting vaccinated and boosted, Flowers tested positive for COVID-19 as part of the court’s testing requirements. The policy in question, proposed by the […]

2021 filled with new abortion restrictions in Ohio

BY: - December 22, 2021

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is spending the last weeks of the year considering the last of many abortion bills presented this year in the state. Though he hasn’t yet affixed his signature to Senate Bill 157 — a bill that would not only create new felony charges for doctors but also threaten their licenses, and […]

Democratic state rep running for AG

BY: - December 17, 2021

State Rep. Jeff Crossman, D-Parma, has announced a bid to be Ohio’s next attorney general. The first-time statewide candidate would likely face off against Attorney General Dave Yost — a Republican who has held statewide office since 2011. Crossman is an attorney who served on the Parma City Council before running for the Ohio House. […]

Legislation refiled putting AG in charge of lethal use of force investigations

BY: - October 29, 2021

A measure in the Ohio Senate would put the Attorney General’s office in charge of investigating officer involved shootings. The idea, sponsored by Cleveland Democratic Sen. Sandra Williams, has been filed in every session going back to 2016, but has yet to gain traction. It was the very first recommendation offered by an Ohio Supreme […]

Cuyahoga grand jury declines to charge officer in January shooting

BY: - October 25, 2021

East Cleveland police officer Larry McDonald will not face charges in the January shooting that left Vincent Belmonte dead. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced the Cuyahoga County grand jury’s decision Friday. The incident stems from a traffic stop on the morning of Jan. 5, this year. McDonald was on traffic patrol, training fellow officer […]

Ohio leaders push to make it harder for poor to get health coverage

BY: - September 10, 2021

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has cast a skeptical eye on regulations for a group the state refers to as “job creators.” But he and Attorney General Dave Yost are pushing for regulations that will make it more difficult for the poor — including those with jobs — to get health care. DeWine on Thursday announced […]

State Board of Ed to consider allowing race theory discussion

BY: - July 13, 2021

Ohio’s State Board of Education is being asked to remove a “limitation on verbal public participation” on the topics of “critical race theory” and the “1619 project” at a meeting Tuesday. The term “critical race theory” has been used, typically by academics but more recently by conservatives, to discuss how supposedly race-neutral public policy can […]

Ohio attorney general gives update on investigations into two high-profile officer-involved shootings

BY: - July 7, 2021

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s office announced during a Wednesday press conference that the Bureau of Criminal Investigations has finished its review of two controversial officer-involved shootings in Cleveland and Columbus. BCI reviewed the Nov. 13 killing of 19-year-old Arthur Keith by Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Officer James Griffiths, and the April 20 killing of […]

Republican AGs object to U.S. Department of Education proposal on teaching about racism

BY: - May 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — More than two dozen Republican attorneys general including Ohio’s Dave Yost are voicing their disapproval over the Department of Education’s proposed priorities for teaching K-12 students about American history and civics education because they would include references to systemic racism and how the history of slavery has shaped the U.S. The state attorneys general argue in […]