Gun lobbyist wrote GOP lawmakers’ ‘permitless carry’ speech, document data shows

BY: - March 4, 2022

Last April, two Republicans in the Ohio House told lawmakers their “constitutional carry” bill would ease the bureaucratic hassle of undergoing training and a background check to obtain a license to carry a concealed weapon. They didn’t write the speech. Chris Dorr, the “no compromise” gun lobbyist and executive director of Ohio Gun Owners, did.  […]

Ohio lobbyists get keycard access to Capitol, state buildings

BY: - June 24, 2021

State policy grants lobbyists greater access to government buildings than the general public, according to government officials. Members of the Ohio Lobbying Association, which represents Ohio lobbyists, can obtain access cards to the Statehouse and state office buildings nearby. The cards are also available to lawmakers, their staff, some state employees and certain journalists. They […]