Four months from launch, Ohio lawmakers debate costs of new 988 mental health line
Ohio is working on legislation to set up 988, a new suicide and mental health support line. The number, which will accept calls and texts, launches nationwide in July thanks to federal legislation signed by former President Donald Trump in 2020. Service providers see the transition to a simple, three-digit number as an important step […]
Householder left off legislative committees as new term gets in full swing
What to know as the 134th Ohio General Assembly’s legislative work ramps up When the Ohio House of Representatives’ Republican Caucus recently announced its committee assignments, one members’ name was noticeably absent: the former House speaker who is on trial for public corruption. Rep. Larry Householder is serving his third term in the 72nd District, […]
Meet the freshmen lawmakers of the 134th Ohio General Assembly
Monday marked the beginning of the 134th Ohio General Assembly, the two-year legislative term that will run through the end of 2022. With each term comes a slate of new faces representing every corner of the state. Here is a quick introduction to the freshman class of the 134th Ohio General Assembly: Ohio House of […]
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 […]