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House agrees to safer buggy traffic standards, again rejects masks

BY: - December 9, 2020

Ohio lawmakers again rejected basic infection control protections for a deadly pandemic on Tuesday, shortly before voting to improve safety standards for animal-drawn vehicles on public roadways. The Ohio House of Representatives voted for the third time against mandating that face masks be worn at the Statehouse. Also on Tuesday afternoon, the state health department […]

FirstEnergy money flowed to Ohio politicians who supported Householder-backed HB6 

BY: - July 21, 2020

FirstEnergy Solutions said it needed a government bailout to continue operating. It still had hundreds of thousands of dollars available to donate to Ohio politicians. The Akron-based energy company spent years working toward what would become House Bill 6 — passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature and signed by Gov. Mike DeWine in the summer […]

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 […]