Karen Kasler, Statehouse News Bureau

The election of 2015 hasn’t even happened yet, but there are already suggestions that Republicans are planning way ahead.

Conservative Christian churches throughout Ohio will soon be getting guides to distribute to members suggesting how to vote on statewide ballot issues. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

The results of the first issue on this fall’s statewide ballot is expected to have a significant impact to the future of Ohio’s politics. But supporters say their biggest obstacle is generating excitement for the issue. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

Andy Chow

Officials say Ohio’s laws on domestic violence are outdated. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- they have an idea to bring the state in step with modern day relationships.

Andy Chow

Experts say strangulation has become a red flag that leads to murder in domestic violence situations. That’s why -- as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- legislators want to ramp up prison time for such an offense.

Andy Chow

A national political expert visited Columbus to talk about the push to change the way state lawmakers’ districts are drawn. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the expert says Ohioans have an opportunity to achieve something rare in this country.

A charter school reform bill is zooming through the legislature after months of negotiation. But a pothole has opened up, relating to how those teachers fund their retirements.

There’s a bill in the Ohio legislature that would allow for deer sanctuaries to house injured deer that can no longer survive in the wild. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, there’s a story behind this bill.

Karen Kasler

Ohio is among 31 states with the death penalty, and the state has had some high-profile problems with executions in the last few years. And some are suggesting that attitudes on the death penalty might be starting to change. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

State Route 23 south of Columbus is no road for walking. Cars whiz by along with semis, 18 wheelers and many other kinds of trucks. But walking north facing the southbound traffic was a small group, all clad in bright red t-shirts that bore the message “Stop Executions Now”.

The bipartisan duo of lawmakers that pushed for redistricting reform on the state level is at it again. This time they want to change the way congressional districts are drawn in Ohio. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

Pages