Sen. Steve Huffman

Chances for Ohio death penalty repeal appear to be growing

BY: - February 19, 2021

The biggest-ever bipartisan coalition on Thursday announced a renewed effort to repeal the death penalty in Ohio. State Sen. Nickie Antonio, D-Lakewood, and Sen. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, hosted a virtual press conference to announce that they and three other Republican and four Democratic senators so far have said they will co-sponsor the repeal legislation. […]

Householder left off legislative committees as new term gets in full swing

BY: - February 5, 2021

What to know as the 134th Ohio General Assembly’s legislative work ramps up When the Ohio House of Representatives’ Republican Caucus recently announced its committee assignments, one members’ name was noticeably absent: the former House speaker who is on trial for public corruption. Rep. Larry Householder is serving his third term in the 72nd District, […]

An Ohio county heard mixed messages on COVID-19. Now it’s a hotspot.

BY: - December 14, 2020

With the coronavirus raging in Darke County and health officials promoting a much-needed testing opportunity earlier this month, an area lawmaker offered a different message to her constituents in western Ohio. Quoting President Reagan, state Rep. Jena Powell wrote to her thousands of social followers: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: […]

Amid furor over senator’s comments, colleagues try to get hearings on racism back on track

BY: - June 17, 2020

Comments last week by Ohio Sen. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, are probably the one thing Americans are most likely to know about the Ohio Senate right now.  But while Huffman’s comments were, to put it charitably, racially insensitive, other members of the Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee worry that the national media response to […]

Ohio Senate passes telemedicine abortion ban

BY: - March 5, 2020

A bill to ban the use of telemedicine for abortion-related services has passed the Ohio Senate, moving on to House consideration. Senate Bill 260 specifically deals with the combination drug Mifeprex, which is used in medication abortions. The bill passed 20 to 9, with two Republicans, Sen. Stephanie Kunze, R-Hilliard, and Sen. Nathan Manning, R-North […]