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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Karen Kasler

New proposed rules on payday lenders require them to assess the ability of borrowers to pay back those short term, high interest loans. But advocates who work with low-income Ohioans say those rules are a good start, but don’t go far enough.

Karen Kasler

More than 400 officeholders, activists and leaders with the Ohio Republican Party gathered for their annual statewide dinner this weekend. And their likely nominee wasn’t mentioned much, but certainly was on the minds of many.

Andy Chow

The state is ramping up its fight against scammers and con artists. 

Wikimedia Commons, David Shankbone

A new Ohio law will give immunity to people who rescue pets and kids from hot cars.

Jo Ingles

The state of Ohio has settled its legal battle with Planned Parenthood, agreeing to pay thousands in legal fees and to not enforce controversial rules on disposing of remains of abortions.

Iberdrola Renewables

With lawmakers out of the Statehouse for the summer, there are still many issues floating around that might get a lot of attention when they get back. They include Ohio’s green energy policies. 

Now that an organization that initially wanted to put a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana has halted its campaign to get signatures for this fall’s ballot, the question - is what will happen to that campaign in the future?  A political scientist to provide some possible answers.

Jo Ingles

The group that’s been collecting signatures to put a medical marijuana plan on the ballot this fall has suspended that campaign, just a couple of days after the Ohio Legislature passed its own medical marijuana bill.

Statehouse News Bureau

The court battle continues over the law that eliminated the so called “golden week” where Ohio voters could both register to vote and cast ballots at the same time. There seems to be some disagreement over a previous action on the issue.

Jo Ingles

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says there are more than 2000 Ohioans deployed on foreign shores right now, serving with the U.S. military. And she says there is some good news to report this year.

“It is with heartfelt gratefulness that I share with you that last year, we were fortunate not to lose any soldiers in the line of duty.”

Taylor made her remarks Friday at the annual wreath laying ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse.

Jo Ingles

The annual Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony was held at the Ohio Statehouse, Friday, May 27th at noon. The event honored those who have lost their lives while serving their country. This is a sound portrait of the event. It features SFC Amy Saltis (Ohio Army National Guard),Jennifer Rozanksi (Gold Star wife), Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor, Buglers from the 122nd Ohio Army National Guard Band and the Fifth Grade Choir from St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Westerville, Ohio. 

Andy Chow

It might be harder to keep polling places open late on Election Day if Gov. John Kasich signs a bill that changes the way that can be done.

Andy Chow

It's not unusual to see exchanges between lawmakers get heated. But a face-to-face altercation inside the House Chamber between the Republican speaker and a high-ranking Democrat reached an intense new level. 

Statehouse News Bureau

The state is appealing a decision handed down by a federal judge this week that would have restored the week when Ohioans could both register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day.

Statehouse News Bureau

Attorney General Mike DeWine is answering a question that has been asked of him many times in recent months. DeWine says he’s running for governor in 2018.

Andy Chow

A liberal-leaning charter school critic says the federal government has put nearly $30 million into charter schools that have either closed or never opened in the first place. 

Andy Chow

The Ohio House and Senate took on a jam-packed slate of bills for their last day of lawmaking before leaving for summer break. 

Andy Chow

After nearly twenty years of trying, backers of a bill to allow medical marijuana in the Buckeye state are celebrating a historic vote by the Ohio Legislature, and is headed to the governor.

OGT/The Ohio Channel

A medical marijuana bill is set to come up for a vote in the Senate today. The timing is critical, since lawmakers are leaving for summer break and unlikely to return before the November election – and there are two groups working on ballot issues to legalize medical marijuana to put before voters this fall.  Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) talked about Senate President Keith Faber’s comments that half the Republican caucus is against the medical marijuana bill, which is backed by Republicans in the House.

Jo Ingles

The Ohio legislature’s marijuana bill has a good shot at passing this week - or it might fail, depending on who you talk to.

Statehouse News Bureau

There have been some changes to the proposed bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Ohio. The bill that’s set to go before the full Ohio Senate tomorrow.

Andy Chow

The state auditor has conducted another surprise head count to find out if charter school attendance records matched the number of students actually sitting at their desks. 

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