Statehouse News Bureau

The four candidates vying to be the Republican nominee in next year’s governor’s race sat down for separate twenty-minute interviews last night in a Columbus church before a crowd of more than 500 people.  And there was one theme in particular that stood out – and it was about the man they all want to succeed.

Jo Ingles

After a long weekend, lawmakers will come back to the Statehouse for hearings this week. And one will deal with a controversial abortion bill. 

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The state is working with community leaders trying to find ways to curb the infant mortality crisis. A new report shows that 1,024 babies died before their first birthday last year. That’s a 1.9% increase from the previous year.

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A central Ohio lawmaker wants to try again to make tougher penalties for violent assaults of strangulation. The state senator believes this could lead to fewer domestic violence deaths.

Andy Chow

Congressional leaders had a tension-filled committee hearing while grilling the former CEO of the consumer credit reporting company Equifax. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, who sits on that committee, believes it’s time to strengthen financial information privacy laws. 

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Many homeowners throughout the state have changed to more efficient light bulbs. Now, one of the state’s most storied and iconic buildings will be getting a lighting upgrade too. 

Dan Konik

Many Ohioans will be rooting for the Cleveland Indians as they play in the American League Division Series. But some baseball enthusiasts are hoping they'll take time to remember an Ohioan whose baseball career was cut short because of racism. This Saturday is Moses Fleetwood Walker’s birthday. And thanks to a new state law, he will be honored on that day every year.

Karen Kasler

State tax revenue came in below estimates last month, after two months of better-than-expected numbers. But the state says it’s still in good financial shape. 

Andy Chow

The White House has chided talk of gun control this week, claiming it’s too soon to talk about policy in the wake of the Vegas massacre. One top Democrat in Ohio says if not now, when?

Dan Konik

A panel of lawmakers was asked to look into how the state could transition to a flat tax rate. But they found that the state needs to address a $7 billion question mark first.

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