General Assembly

Domestic violence bills stagnant in Ohio despite fewer opponents, News 5 analysis shows

BY: - September 26, 2022

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Domestic violence bills tend to have the least amount of opponents, yet disproportionately don’t pass, according to a News 5 analysis. When News 5 last spoke to Diona Clark in Feb., she was excitedly gearing up for the passage of Aisha’s Law — a bill that would provide more protections for domestic violence survivors like herself. […]

Nearly $1 million in grants going to 48 domestic violence shelters across state

BY: - May 5, 2020

Nearly $1 million in grant funding is being distributed to domestic violence shelters and groups across the state of Ohio, Attorney General Dave Yost announced Tuesday. “While we have been asked to stay at home, sometimes home isn’t the safest place,” Yost said in a news release. “Thanks to the General Assembly, this money will […]

As pandemic rages and uncertainty looms, Ohio legislature takes the backseat

BY: and - May 4, 2020

For nearly two months now, Gov. Mike DeWine has pulled the levers of government power via executive orders, announced in real time at televised briefings every afternoon. Ohio’s chief executive and his health director have blocked mass gatherings of people, canceled in-person learning at K-12 schools, and shuttered “non-essential” businesses. The General Assembly, meanwhile, has […]

How an Ohio representative’s business could profit off the ‘stand your ground’ bill he co-sponsors

BY: - February 24, 2020

An Ohio lawmaker is co-sponsoring legislation that experts say could benefit his private business, which sells liability insurance and other protections for gun owners in case they shoot someone in self-defense. Rep. George Lang, R-West Chester Twp., runs Second Call Defense, along with two top executives of the Buckeye Firearms Association, the state’s most influential […]