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Andy Chow

Ohio’s Republican Auditor has released a Facebook post saying he will not support his party's current presidential frontrunner. 

Ohio House Democratic Caucus via Twitter

Ohio’s African American state lawmakers say their fellow legislators aren’t taking action on bills they feel should be priority legislation.

Karen Kasler

Recent polls show Gov. John Kasich has an uphill battle ahead of him going into the 13 Republican presidential primaries on Super Tuesday. Some party leaders are pressuring Kasich to drop out of the presidential race now, but Kasich is saying he has a path to victory, especially if he wins the Ohio primary on March 15. Can he? The answer isn’t easy.

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A bill that seeks to shore up the state’s unemployment fund by making cuts to what businesses pay into it and to the benefits that jobless workers get is temporarily on hold.

Karen Kasler

All of the female members of the Ohio Senate – Republicans and Democrats – are backing a bill that would require employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers.

The State of Ohio

Ohio Senate President Keith Faber says he doesn’t believe Gov. John Kasich cannot win the presidency, even as a new Quinnipiac Poll shows Kasich would lose to reality TV star and real estate mogul Donald Trump in Ohio if the election was held today.

Karen Kasler

We now know Gov. John Kasich will be back in Ohio for at least one day in April – regardless of how his presidential campaign is going.

Statehouse News Bureau

A new poll conducted for the Marijuana Policy Project shows three of four Ohio voters surveyed support amending the state constitution to allow medical marijuana.

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich hasn’t been back in Ohio for several weeks, but was in Columbus this weekend - and he took time to do as he had said he would and sign a controversial bill.

Screenshot, "Face the Nation", CBS

Gov. John Kasich didn’t do well in the South Carolina primary – finishing fifth. But his backers are staying positive about his chances going forward.

Jo Ingles

One of the Democrats running for U.S. Senate is promising to push for a tax break for middle income Ohioans if he beats Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman in November.

Ohio Department of Medicaid

The state will soon start the process that could allow for controversial changes for around a million Ohioans on Medicaid. But it’s a long, tough road to getting those changes put in place.

Jo Ingles

One of the most controversial bills passed by the Ohio Legislature recently is still awaiting Gov. John Kasich’s signature.

Andy Chow

Ohio leaders are hoping to score some help from a national group to cut down on the number of minors put behind bars. 

Karen Kasler

The state’s retailers are pushing lawmakers to put in place permanently a three-day sales tax holiday in August for clothing and school supplies. And they have a new study that shows big numbers to support it.

Karen Kasler

A group that supports reproductive and gender equity is taking its message to the Ohio Statehouse.

Jo Ingles

Democrats have both a presidential primary and a contest for the party’s nomination for US Senate on the March 15 ballot – and they used the first day of early, in person voting to promote those primaries.

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Residents in many cities throughout Ohio are clearing their sidewalks to comply with local laws. Some Statehouse lawmakers have a bill that would allow townships to make laws to also require sidewalks to be shoveled.

Statehouse News Bureau

Gov. John Kasich signed a few bills over the weekend but not the controversial one that would defund Planned Parenthood.

Ohio Statehouse

There have been eight presidents from Ohio, seven of whom were born here. A Cleveland area attorney says it’s time the Buckeye State have a Presidential Center to celebrate them.

Ohio Secretary of State's Office

Voters approved a change in the way the maps for state lawmakers’ districts are drawn last month, sparking calls for a similar change to the maps for members of Congress. While Democrats are united in that push, there’s an apparent split among Republican leaders who could make it happen.

Ohio Legislature

The Ohio Senate passed a bill this week that would grant immunity to anyone who forcibly enters a car to rescue a dog or a child. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles explains.

Andy Chow

It’s not often that the four Republican executive officeholders are together in one room – especially when all of them are expected to run for other offices when their terms end in 2018.

CNN

Gov. John Kasich is hitting the campaign trail hard after a second place finish in New Hampshire. Ohio lawmakers talked about how the presidential campaign might be impacting things on their end.

Andy Chow

The issue of oil and gas drilling has been one that usually divides state lawmakers along party lines. But there is one aspect that seems to have consensus with Republican and Democratic leaders.

Karen Kasler

The four top elected officeholders in Ohio took questions together today at an annual event with reporters. And they were asked whether they support legislation for medical marijuana.

Jo Ingles

The controversial bill that would change the way fetal remains are handled in Ohio needs some clarification, according to a conservative group.

Statehouse News Bureau

There was an outburst in the Ohio House after it voted 59-32 to pass a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. The bill now awaits Governor Kasich’s signature.

Jo Ingles

A lot of questions are being raised about two bills in the Ohio Legislature that deal with the disposal of aborted fetal remains.

A new study is providing more ammunition for opponents against the so-called coal plant bailout proposed by two electric utilities. 

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