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Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich’s new appointment to the commission that regulates utilities in Ohio is getting mixed reviews.

Ohio House

Both major parties are working on the platforms that will be decided at their conventions next month. And the 15 member committee working to create the Democratic Party meets in St. Louis this weekend – and it includes four members of Congress, several activists and a state representative from Cincinnati.

Andy Chow

A group of state lawmakers are backing a national campaign to bring back something they believe is lacking in politics: civility. 

OGT/Ohio Channel

The state auditor is standing by his concerns about the oversight of charter schools by the Ohio Department of Education, an agency he said two weeks ago is among the worst in state government.

Andy Chow

It’s not just the presidential contest that’s close in Ohio - a new poll shows the race for the U.S. Senate is tied, with a little under five months to go before the election.

Jo Ingles

The likely Democratic presidential nominee, former Secretary of State, New York Senator and first lady was in Columbus today, talking about business and economics.

Karen Kasler

For the first time since the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the U.S. Senate took up votes on gun control measures. And Ohio's Senators ended up on opposite sides. 

Andy Chow

A group that works to increase the number of registered voters is getting called out for having a sloppy system. This includes addressing letters to people’s pets.

Courting The Women's Vote

Jun 20, 2016
Andy Chow

The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate has launched a campaign that he says will help families.

Republican National Convention

As polls show likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is trailing presumptive Democratic choice Hillary Clinton, reports are again surfacing that Republicans will be making moves to try to change the rules for next month’s convention in Cleveland. And that’s a tactic that’s been used in past conventions too.

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich has vetoed a bill that would have required voters to post a cash bond if they want a court to order polling places to stay open late on Election Day.

Andy Chow

It's a preview of what the rest of this election season is likely to be. Ohio’s Republican and Democratic leaders held dueling press events to trade jabs on their U.S. Senate candidates' positions on seniors and veterans. 

Twitter

Social conservatives from Ohio and other key states in this upcoming presidential contest have been invited to a closed-door meeting with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump next week. They include the head of the state’s leading anti-abortion group.

Karen Kasler

While people are still reeling in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Orlando, leaders in Ohio say it’s time to add more protections for the LGBT community. 

Statehouse News Bureau

Gov. John Kasich says the mass shooting in Orlando shows the importance to make sure there are safety measures in place at places where large crowds gather.

Andy Chow

In responding to the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman wanted to make it clear where he stood on selling guns to suspected terrorists. But as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, his explanation seemed to cause even more confusion.

Governor Kasich's Back

Jun 14, 2016
Jo Ingles

For the first time since halting his presidential campaign last month, Gov. John Kasich spoke to Statehouse reporters after a bill signing at a state park near Columbus.

Statehouse News Bureau

Gov. John Kasich has not yet signed the legislation that would require the posting of a cash bond by those asking for court orders to keep polls open late. He’s not indicating whether he will.

Jo Ingles

Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill that streamlines many functions of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. It’s being touted as a way to save money and lives.

Karen Kasler

Flags will fly at half-staff to remember former Cleveland mayor, Ohio governor and US Senator George Voinovich, who died suddenly over the weekend at 79. And some are saying his bipartisan approach to politics that demonstrates how different things are since he retired from elected office in 2010.

Jo Ingles

A new bill signed into law provides some limited immunity for bystanders who witness an overdose and try to help save drug users’ lives.

Twitter

The state is working with urban community leaders to pinpoint specific ways of cutting down on the infant mortality rate. 

U.S. Senate

Politicians, reporters, pundits and people around the state are remembering a giant of Ohio politics – former Cleveland mayor, Ohio governor and US Senator George Voinovich.

M.L. Schultze

Environmental advocates are touting a new law that they say strengthens water testing rules and adds accountability. But they say there’s still more work to do. 

Karen Kasler

A federal judge has rejected the state’s request to delay his ruling that brought back the so-called Golden Week in which new voters could register and vote at the same time.

Foreverdigital

A report from two advocacy groups says Ohio prisons are using solitary confinement too often, and that it doesn’t help inmates who will eventually be released or help make prisons safer. And the groups are pushing the state to make changes.

Ohio Senate

Gov. John Kasich left the Republican presidential race last month, but he still has 161 delegates – including 66 he won by winning the Ohio primary. But now two of those Kasich delegates say the party will have to replace them at the party’s convention in Cleveland next month.

Andy Chow

The state’s auditor is warning local governments about a new scam that seems to be ramping up around Ohio and taking taxpayer money. 

Statehouse News Bureau

Medical marijuana has been signed into law in Ohio, but that’s just the first step towards actually implementing a process. 

Andy Chow

U.S. Senator Rob Portman is the latest high-profile Republican to get caught in the middle of Donald Trump’s controversy over racist comments. Portman was asked about the line between someone’s policies and their character.

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