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After decades of work, Ohio House removes spousal exemption for rape charges

BY: - November 30, 2023

The Ohio House gathered Wednesday to vote on a handful of bills including a long-awaited measure to eliminate the spousal exception for rape. House lawmakers also took up measures allowing virtual public hearings, elevating offenses against referees and adding organ donation to hunting or fishing licenses. But all in all, it was a relatively slow […]

Ohio House lawmakers raise doubts about Senate’s DATA Act

BY: - June 16, 2023

An election data overhaul named the DATA Act continued its march through the Ohio House this week. But misgivings about how the measure would operate seem to be resonating with representatives. The DATA Act’s stated goal is to establish consistency in the content and cadence of information county boards share. But board officials argue some provisions […]

Ohio budget primer: Here’s Gov. DeWine’s spending plan for the next two years

BY: - February 13, 2023

Last week, Ohioans got their first look at the governor’s budget proposal. Lawmakers got their first chance to ask questions about his plans. Gov. Mike DeWine outlined the broad strokes of his spending plan in his state of the state address, late last month. He put heavy emphasis on supporting families through tax incentives, education […]