Laura Lanese

Bill would require testing of an untold number of rape kits from human trafficking victims in Ohio

BY: - May 19, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Ohio doesn’t have a requirement to test rape kits when investigating […]

House lawmakers pitch community solar measure

BY: - November 12, 2021

This summer, Ohio took a big step backward when it comes to renewable energy. Lawmakers approved Senate Bill 52 which grants county officials the opportunity to intercede in the development of solar or wind projects within their borders. Now a different measure working through the House could represent a small step forward. House Bill 450 […]

Democrats, Republicans seek to pin Householder scandal on each other

BY: - October 22, 2020

Larry Householder has gone from the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives to the pariah of Ohio politics.  The Republican’s name has appeared in advertisements from both political parties this election season, as the two sides have attempted to pin alleged corruption at the Ohio Statehouse on each other.  Democrats have accused various Republican […]

DeWine endorsements highlighted in suburban legislative districts

BY: - October 19, 2020

Though Gov. Mike DeWine remains controversial among some Republican state legislators, the political party is still highlighting endorsements from Ohio’s top executive in select races.  DeWine has faced an onslaught of criticism and legislative rebuke from the Ohio Statehouse related to his year-long response to the coronavirus pandemic. Much of the backlash has come from […]

Conservatives announce coalition to eliminate death penalty

BY: - February 19, 2020

Conservative leadership in the Ohio House joined advocates in announcing a new effort to eliminate the death penalty in the state. The Ohio chapter of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, in conjunction with Ohioans to Stop Executions, met at the Statehouse on Tuesday to announce plans to lift support in the legislature and in […]