ohio house

Ohio lawmaker drops party to run for House seat after missing deadline; opponents protest

BY: - August 26, 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 newly-independent lawmaker who wants to run for her current Ohio […]

Ohio House Speaker calls redistricting deadline a ‘myth’

BY: - August 18, 2022

The Ohio House Speaker wrote a letter to members of his party claiming “intentional misinformation” and the “myth” of a deadline for congressional redistricting, and signaling an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Ohio Supreme Court turned down the most recent drafts of congressional district lines in the state, saying the partisan breakdown unduly […]

Another redistricting deadline coming up, no action expected from Ohio legislature

BY: - August 9, 2022

As the deadline approaches for the Ohio General Assembly to redraw congressional district maps ordered by the Ohio Supreme Court, it seems no action is planned. The state’s highest court struck down the map for congressional voting districts in the state on July 19, giving the GA 30 days to draw a map that wasn’t […]

Ohio Aug. 2 primary races to watch — two Cleveland-area Democratic incumbents face off

BY: - August 2, 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.   One of the most significant races in Ohio’s Aug. 2 primary […]

COMMENTARY

Extremist Ohio legislators created the law forcing child rape victims to give birth

BY: - July 19, 2022

Lawmaking in Ohio has become a national and international embarrassment. A model of far-right extremism that draws gasps of incredulity. The severe ramifications of Ohio’s abortion ban on a pregnant child in the state, a victim of rape, generated worldwide disbelief and disgust. But the state legislature, whose so-called “heartbeat” bill would have forced a […]

Races to watch in Ohio’s August 2nd legislative primary

BY: - July 18, 2022

There’s an election in about two weeks, but you could be forgiven for losing track. Secretary of State Frank LaRose is shelling out a quarter million dollars to remind voter that on Aug. 2, Ohio holds its primaries for state House and state Senate. The delay in voting stems from redistricting, a bitter fiasco that […]

Ohio Rep. behind bill limiting transgender care had never spoken to community

BY: - July 13, 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.   Warning: This report contains strong language concerning the LGBTQ+ community. Reader […]

A medical exam room.

Ohio Republicans introduce bill that could ban IVF by recognizing ‘personhood’ from conception

BY: - July 13, 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 House Republicans introduced a new bill Monday that physicians worry would […]

To combat ‘rash’ inflation, Ohio considers eliminating diaper tax

BY: - June 22, 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 bipartisan bill in the Ohio House would eliminate the sales […]

Ohio lawmaker who wrote bill requiring gun training for teachers owns gun training business

BY: - June 20, 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.   The Republican lawmaker who drafted the training curriculum that schools would […]

After backlash, GOP leader says ‘genital inspections’ won’t be part of anti-trans athlete bill

BY: - June 17, 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.   After widespread outrage, the Ohio Senate GOP is killing the “genital […]

Ohio bill increasing access to breast cancer screenings for all ages to become law

BY: - June 13, 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 set to make breast cancer care much more accessible […]