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Sen. Brown touts bipartisan firearms bill, other legislative progress

BY: - June 24, 2022

Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown predicted quick passage for a bipartisan gun reform package negotiated by his colleagues in the wake of the Uvalde shooting. “We will pass the bill tonight or tomorrow,” Brown said Thursday. “We will get it. The House will pass it, I assume, quickly, and we will get it to the […]

J.D. Vance voices opposition to Senate gun reform framework

BY: - June 16, 2022

In Washington, a bipartisan group of Senators appears to be on the cusp of a gun reform deal. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell has even given his blessing to the framework, but a bit closer to home, Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senate nominee J.D. Vance says he wouldn’t vote for it. “From what I’ve seen of […]

Gov. DeWine hands out third round of crime reduction grants

BY: - June 7, 2022

In Springfield Monday, Governor Mike DeWine announced the third round of funding in Ohio’s Violent Crime Reduction Grant program. The latest tranche amounts to $3.9 million of an eventual $58 million in grants. The lion’s share of the funding comes from the American Rescue Plan, passed by Congress early in the Biden administration. The Springfield […]

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Ohio’s most powerful elected politicians are morally and ethically bankrupt

BY: - June 2, 2022

We aren’t living in the Ohio that most Ohioans want. We are living in the Ohio that corrupt politicians obsessed only with maintaining and maximizing their power, and enriching themselves and their donor friends, want us to live in. This week, the gerrymander-rigged Ohio General Assembly fast-tracked legislation to put more guns in Ohio public […]

GOP lawmakers pass bill allowing for armed teachers; DeWine signals support

BY: - June 1, 2022

Republican state lawmakers sent a bill to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday that empowers local boards of education to allow teachers to carry a gun in the classroom. Under current law, a teacher would need consent of a board plus more than 700 hours of training to bear arms in school. But under House […]