Rep. Michael Skindell

Ohio ballots will list party affiliations for top judicial candidates

BY: - July 2, 2021

A change to Ohio’s ballot rules could impact key Supreme Court races in 2022 and influence the leaning of the state’s highest court for years to come. Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill into law Thursday that will list candidates’ party affiliations on ballots for certain judicial races. This will include races for the Ohio […]

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Ohio House passes state budget; here’s what to know

BY: - April 22, 2021

Ohio took a step closer toward a constitutional school funding model with the passage Wednesday of a two-year operating budget in the Ohio House of Representatives, a sweeping bill that also proposes an across-the-board income tax cut, a broadband internet expansion plan and more spending to aid businesses struggling from the pandemic. The House passed […]

Should Ohio judicial candidates have party listings on the ballot?

BY: - November 11, 2020

Around 1 million Ohio voters took a glance at the pair of Supreme Court races on their 2020 ballot and decided to take a pass. Maybe they didn’t like the candidates. Perhaps they were more focused on other high-profile ballot items, such as the presidential race. There is one other main reason voters might have […]

Dems introduce legislation to repeal House Bill 6

BY: - July 29, 2020

Legislation to formally repeal House Bill 6, the energy bailout bill at the center of racketeering charges against Speaker Larry Householder and four others, has been introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives. Since Householder’s arrest on July 21, there have been two simultaneous efforts led by both political parties to repeal the controversial energy […]

Ohio House passes bill to limit Dr. Acton’s power to issue health orders

BY: - May 6, 2020

A small group of Ohio legislators may be given the chance to put the state’s COVID-19 health orders to a vote. The Ohio House of Representatives has approved a bill that would give that group authority to approve or reject certain orders from Dr. Amy Acton, the director of the Ohio Department of Health. The […]

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New Ohio House bill would allow judges to include party affiliation on ballot

BY: - December 31, 2019

A House Bill introduced during the holiday break would allow judges to run under party affiliation, which the sponsors of the bill say would allow voters to have more information about the candidates. House Bill 460 would allow judges races to become partisan in a general election, as opposed to the non-partisan ballot which also […]