Statehouse News Bureau

A bill requiring lawmakers review the need for state commissions, boards and state agencies passed the Senate along party lines today – with Republicans pushing it and Democrats pushing back.

At podium - Rep. Denise Driehaus  Behind L-R Reps Nickie Antonio, Greta Johnson, Joe Schiavonei
Jo Ingles

Democrats in the Ohio Legislature say the opiod abuse crisis is so bad that all state lawmakers should be called together at the Statehouse to deal with it.

Jo Ingles

The Ohio Senate has passed a bill aimed at preventing infant mortality. One of the sponsors of the legislation, Republican Senator Shannon Jones, says a lot of research and collaboration went into the bill.

“The bottom line is we are trying to focus and target our efforts in those proven and evidence based interventions to sort of scale those interventions so that we can actually, in a way that’s meaningful and timely, improve those outcomes.”

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio’s top election official says he’s not concerned that hackers might be able to break into machines and manipulate the upcoming election.

Andy Chow

Although he’s no longer in the presidential race, Gov. John Kasich is still working to get his message on different issues out to a national audience. Kasich now has strong words for any leaders who suggest cutting foreign aid.

Andy Chow

A top Democratic lawmaker says some kids are having trouble in school because of a problem happening inside and outside of classrooms – and he says the state can help address it. 

Jo Ingles

Some members of Ohio’s Legislative Black Caucus are on a two day bus tour of the state to try to influence African American voters to vote for Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Jo Ingles

A state lawmaker says a newly issued court ruling will mean 1.2 million voters will be added back onto Ohio's voter rolls.

Karen Kasler

The state’s largest online charter school is crying foul after the education department released a report showing it fell short of its estimated attendance by more than 50%. But a top education lawmaker says Ohio taxpayers deserve to know what their money is going towards. 

Andy Chow

President Obama’s main plan to fight climate change is now being challenged in court. And while environmental groups have already advocated for the plan, there’s another set of voices in Columbus that want to be heard. 

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