Ohio General Assembly

COMMENTARY

Arming teachers will not prevent school violence

BY: - November 16, 2022

Teachers spend countless hours every school year learning how to hit student learning targets, and now some are being asked to hit firearms targets as well. In June of 2022, the Ohio legislature passed a law authorizing teachers to carry handguns while in their classrooms. Ohio joined a growing list of states that are arming […]

Cleveland doctor, who said COVID-19 vax makes people magnetic, under state investigation

BY: - October 31, 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. A Cleveland doctor who falsely claimed that the COVID-19 vaccine makes people magnetic and may […]

Ohio legislative committee passes rule defining fetal heartbeat

BY: - October 19, 2022

An Ohio legislative committee passed a rule on methods of identifying a fetal heartbeat that matched language in a previously passed abortion law, despite the fact that the law can’t currently be enforced. The Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review passed an administration rule from the Ohio Department of Health entitled “appropriate methods for determining […]

Veterans confused, educators concerned over bill to let vets teach without background in education

BY: - October 5, 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. A new bill in the Ohio Senate that is aiming to curb the teacher […]

COMMENTARY

The disgusting cruelty of Ohio’s extremist abortion ban is intolerable

BY: - September 8, 2022

They were warned. Ohio Republican lawmakers and Gov. Mike DeWine were warned time and again that their abortion ban was cruel and would lead to heartbreaking situations of unimaginable pain and anguish for many people. They were warned that their abortion ban set a stage of legal nightmares for doctors and personal nightmares for patients. […]

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Facts over fearmongering, and why we need actual bail reform

BY: - August 3, 2022

Summer is in full swing. Are you worried about sharks as you order your ice cream cone? Shark attacks increase alongside ice cream sales, but one does not cause the other. The real variable is summertime weather, which drives us to beaches and ice cream stands. Recognition that this is correlation — not causation — […]

Retired teachers go to court for Ohio pension records

BY: - July 7, 2022

An analyst working for Ohio retired teachers went to court last week seeking records relating to the state pension funds. The analyst is trying to determine whether teachers' pension money is being squandered on high-fee "alternative" investments such as private equity and hedge funds. He is also investigating whether external consultants directing such investments are also being paid by the firms in which retirement system money is being invested.

Bipartisan group of Ohio lawmakers attempt to make LGBTQ discrimination illegal

BY: - June 10, 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.   As the state continuously puts forward legislation that LGBTQ+ advocates say […]

Child sex abuse prevention bill makes progress after 10 years stalled in Ohio Senate

BY: - June 8, 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 is one of the few remaining states that doesn’t require […]

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Next week, Ohioans can concealed carry firearms with no permit, background check or training

BY: - June 7, 2022

Do you feel safer knowing that anyone who can legally pack heat will be able to carry hidden firearms in Ohio without a license, background checks or basic training starting next week? A whole level of scrutiny and safety requirements that once applied to concealed handguns in Ohio disappear June 13. If you’re at least […]

Hundreds of millions more in incentives offered to Intel

BY: - June 2, 2022

Ohio was already poised to offer Intel $1.9 billion to build a $20 billion semiconductor plant in Central Ohio. But a public policy group is calling out what it says are previously undisclosed tax breaks that would be worth hundreds of millions more — at least. A slice of those tax breaks would cost funding […]

Here are the gun laws in Ohio your legislators are considering this General Assembly

BY: - May 25, 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. Here are the gun laws Ohio legislators are considering this General Assembly. […]