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Sports betting in Ohio takes one more step toward legalization

BY: - June 18, 2021

This time next year, Ohioans could be placing sports bets on Cincinnati Reds games or choosing an underdog to win it all at the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin. That’s if the Ohio House of Representatives quickly follows the lead of the state senate, whose members approved the framework for legalized sports betting earlier this […]

New bill proposes legal sports betting at Ohio casinos, lotto retailers

BY: - May 7, 2021

Ohioans may soon have the opportunity to place legal sports bets at casino properties, lottery retailers and possibly even in sports arenas. Lawmakers formally introduced a highly-anticipated proposal to legalize sports gambling in the state. The legislation will move quickly and members expressed hope it could be passed as early as next month. Senate Bill […]

There were many efforts to change Ohio election laws in 2020, but few succeeded

BY: - December 22, 2020

More Ohioans voted in the 2020 General Election than in any other election in state history. Elections officials, voter rights advocates and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are still looking into ways to improve voting access for the years to come.  There were numerous legislative efforts to change Ohio’s elections system in big […]

Mailbag: Householder’s future, preventing future corruption, and drop boxes

BY: - September 3, 2020

“Can you explain why the @ohiogop voted to keep (Larry Householder) in office claiming they couldn’t remove him next time? Can’t they as the #supermajority just pass a bill to fix that?”

Bipartisan Ohio campaign finance reform bill has secretary of state’s support

BY: - August 4, 2020

If you can follow the money, state Rep. Gayle Manning reasons, you can follow what’s going on. That’s the main drive behind a new bill proposed by Manning, R-North Ridgeville, and Rep. Jessica Miranda, D-Forest Park, which seeks to reform Ohio’s campaign finance landscape through shining light on anonymous political spending. Their House Bill 737 […]

LaRose: Voter registration change should come from Statehouse, not ballot amendment

BY: - February 28, 2020

It’s been a busy week for Frank LaRose. The Ohio Secretary of State is overseeing the early voting season ahead of next month’s primary election. He recently welcomed more than 200 new citizens at a naturalization ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse. On Tuesday, he testified in favor of a Senate bill that would streamline Ohio’s […]

Push is on to improve Ohio voter registration, though methods still being debated

BY: - February 14, 2020

Officials from both political parties have expressed the need to improve Ohio’s voter registration system. How best to do that is still being decided. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, who oversees the state’s elections process, has lent support to registration reform. He is among those calling for a way to register to vote or […]

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 […]