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Kabir Bhatia

The entry of Richard Cordray into the Democratic primary for governor raises questions about what Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill will do now. O’Neill, who last month came under fire for his controversial Facebook posts outlining his personal sex life, is waiting to see what Cordray does before deciding on whether to run. 

One of the lawmakers who sat on the state panel that approved the state’s medical marijuana program wants to put it on hold until questions about it can be answered. 

Dan Konik

In a move that surprised virtually no political watcher, former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Richard Cordray has announced his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor. 

Dan Konik

House Republicans are taking another shot at denying workers’ compensation for undocumented immigrants. The fight now goes to the Senate.

Andy Chow

An issue that some believe will reignite the wind energy industry is getting a new wave of support. A previous version of the bill stalled after the resignation of a senator. 

Dan Konik

A long-awaited announcement from a potential Democratic candidate for governor is happening tomorrow. Former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chief Richard Cordray has scheduled an event to talk to reporters near Columbus.

Andy Chow

After months of sitting in limbo, a House bill to crackdown on skyrocketing payday lending interest loans might see some movement. The next step is to evaluate the lasting outcomes.

Karen Kasler

The teaming up of Mike DeWine and Jon Husted to run as governor and lieutenant governor has not deterred the other two GOP candidates, Mary Taylor and Jim Renacci. The top ranking Democrat in Ohio is now sharing what he thinks about the race now. 

Jo Ingles

One of the principal backers of the failed 2015 ballot issue to legalize marijuana is threatening legal action against the state's medical pot program. 

Jo Ingles

Recent resignations at the Statehouse over inappropriate behavior are on the radar of some who say some of those incidents need to be investigated. 

Karen Kasler

Two of the four Republicans running in the party’s gubernatorial primary next spring have teamed up. Attorney General Mike DeWine will run for governor with Secretary of State Jon Husted as his running mate. How that affects the primary going forward?

Andy Chow

Opponents are reacting to the announcement of Mike DeWine and Jon Husted, two Ohio political heavyweights, joining forces as a gubernatorial ticket. Republican candidate Mary Taylor was asked if she might be picking a running mate soon.

Dan Konik

As lawmakers are winding down their legislative work for the end of the year, different associations and industries are trying to get their foot in the door on policies that can be addressed starting in January. That includes the tech sector.

Statehouse News Bureau

The state has chosen the 12 companies that will be given licenses to operate large-scale medical marijuana growing farms.

Daniel Konik

A bill to legalize fantasy sports gaming in Ohio will soon be on its way to Gov. John Kasich after passing the Senate by a big margin.

Karen Kasler

A bipartisan bill that would crack down on Ohio’s 650 payday lenders has received its first hearing in the House. 

with Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger
Jo Ingles

Most Ohioans know Brutus Buckeye when they see him but there are many other mascots at Ohio colleges that are not so well known. Some of the lesser known ones were part of “mascot day” at the Statehouse.

Andy Chow

The top leader in the Ohio House is speaking out about the resignation of former Representative Wes Goodman who allegedly sexually assaulted a teenager.  The speaker says he never heard about the accusation.

Jo Ingles

The Thanksgiving holiday was deadly on the state’s roads. Fatal traffic crashes were up by nearly 78% from the past two years.

Statehouse News Bureau

Republicans in the Ohio Senate are regrouping after allegations of sexual harassment forced a high ranking member to resign. That senator’s absence leaves several issues on the table.

Jo Ingles

The board that oversees Ohio’s Medical Marijuana program is making some key decisions right now. 

Statehouse News Bureau/Dan Konik

Former Ohio Senate President Bill Harris has passed away after months of battling cancer. Here's a look back at Harris and his contributions to the Ohio Legislature.

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Time is running out for Congress to approve more funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program before the money dries up. It's operated by states and Ohio has a plan for the program known as CHIP in case Congress doesn’t act.

"Dettelbach for Attorney General"

A state Senator, a state Representative and a Senate chief of staff all resigned within a month with no other information other than it was due to “inappropriate conduct.” But no further information was officially offered. A candidate for statewide office wants to require more information about such allegations.

Jo Ingles

There’s about a month left for legislators to get anything done before the new year. There’s one issue that the top Senate leader specifically wants to move forward in that time.

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Three years ago a Cleveland police officer shot and killed a 12-year-old boy in a public park. Tamir Rice was seen with an airsoft gun and had it tucked away at the time of the police-involved shooting.  Lawmakers believe there’s still more that can be done to stop these types of deaths.

Ohio Channel

There’s an event taking place Tuesday at the Statehouse that is out of this world. 

Dan Konik

More information, including allegations of harassment, is coming out against the now former Rep. Wes Goodman (R-Cardington). Now the top staff leader for House Republicans says they’ve been fielding rumors about Goodman for more than a year but, until this month, there was nothing to act on.

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A law that passed unanimously a couple of years ago that would allow patients to find out the costs of medical procedures hasn’t been implemented yet. And it might never be if a new bill on health care price transparency is approved.

Andy Chow

The emergence of police body cameras has caused several communities to solve their own questions about what is and is not public record. Lawmakers are introducing a bipartisan bill to provide a final answer.

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