2017 ends with some big decisions coming out of the Ohio Supreme Court. But there are key rulings ahead on abortion clinics in Toledo and Cleveland. And there are still big questions about the future of the state’s largest online charter school, and about the future of one of the Court’s own members.
This year’s biggest drama at the Ohio Statehouse centered around the ongoing struggles between Gov. John Kasich and the Republican-controlled Legislature. They culminated in a continuing battle over vetoes.
This year saw a lot of talk at the Ohio Statehouse over big blockbuster issues that have been stewing in the legislature for a while. But after all that talk, several of these issues didn’t really go anywhere.
This was a budget year, and there was a looming deficit lawmakers had to deal with. That took up a lot of lawmakers' time, but they passed other laws affecting baseball, sales tax breaks and workers' compensation.