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Ohio senators mulling major revisions to medical marijuana system

BY: - November 11, 2021

Ohio senators have filed legislation that represents a broad revision of the state’s medical marijuana system. Among the changes is language expanding access to the drug if a physician “reasonably” believes their patient’s symptoms would be relieved or they would otherwise benefit from marijuana. It’s a potentially massive expansion of eligibility for patients after years […]

Not a single HB 6 ‘yes’ vote lost their election. Some ‘no’ votes did.

BY: - November 6, 2020

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 […]

Coronavirus is surging, and a bipartisan state Senate wants to lift the bar curfew

BY: - October 21, 2020

With a pandemic worsening at an accelerating clip, a bipartisan group of state Senators is trying to lift restrictions cutting off bar sales at 10 p.m. statewide. On July 31, the Ohio Liquor Control Commission — at the behest of Gov. Mike DeWine — issued an emergency rule prohibiting liquor permit holders from selling alcohol […]

Many Ohio lawmakers use campaign $$ to subscribe to hometown papers

BY: - February 7, 2020

Dozens of Ohio legislators are choosing to spend their donors’ money in the interest of local journalism. In total, 35 state representatives and senators paid for news subscriptions using campaign funds in 2019, a review from the Ohio Capital Journal has found.  And though the president bemoans the alleged problem of “fake news,” it is […]

Improving Medicaid, stopping gun violence, and addressing housing discrimination

BY: - February 6, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: History Thursday The creative characterizations of the impeachment of Andrew Johnson given by […]

All statehouse committee hearings will now be taped. Here’s how to watch them.

BY: - January 16, 2020

Committee hearings in the Ohio Senate will be streamed live going forward and available for viewing afterward, the chamber’s leadership announced this week. The Senate joins the Ohio House in broadcasting these committee hearings, along with the chambers’ sessions, both online and on TV.  Hearings will be broadcast live by the Ohio Channel on OhioChannel.org […]