Keith Faber

Jo Ingles

Just days after telling reporters he was considering a run for state auditor, the speaker of the Ohio House has decided against it. 

Jo Ingles

News that Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger is considering a run for state Auditor has made the GOP primary for that office more interesting. If he runs, he will likely face former state Senate President Keith Faber. 

Jo Ingles

The leader of the Ohio House of Representatives is thinking about running for a statewide office. This could put him up against one of his colleagues in the House.

Zack Space for Ohio

There are four Democrats running for governor next year, but there’s still the chance that former Attorney General Richard Cordray might leave his position at the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and join the race as early as this weekend. Meanwhile, another Democrat has joined next year’s ticket, running for state auditor.

Karen Kasler

The 2018 campaigns are getting underway, with another Republican lining up a run next year.

Statehouse News Bureau

When the new General Assembly comes in this month, there will be fewer experienced lawmakers due to term limits. 

Andy Chow

Ohio has a big coal industry, but also has a lot of land for wind energy development. And state officials seems to be floating in the middle as far as energy policy goes. The energy issue pulled the state in two different directions.

Andy Chow

State lawmakers are back home after a long week of passing dozens of bills out of the House and Senate. The chambers are now waiting for the governor’s next move and any possible vetoes.

Andy Chow

There’s been a flurry of activity at the Statehouse, as the Senate and House move through many pieces of legislation before the year ends and there are dozens of bills that could be up for a vote on this final day of lame duck session.

Andy Chow

Local leaders who are hoping state lawmakers will block a plan to increase the minimum wage might not get any help from the Senate. 

Andy Chow

There seems to be friction among the Republican Party’s top leaders as the Senate rejects a major appointment by Gov. John Kasich. 

Statehouse News Bureau

Among the things lawmakers are dealing with in this lame duck session is whether the Senate will confirm a Democratic lawyer from Columbus to the commission that hears utility rate cases.

Statehouse News Bureau

One of the biggest fights waiting for lawmakers when they return to work after the elections will have to do with renewable energy in Ohio. The spat could come down between Gov. John Kasich and a leader in his own party.

Karen Kasler

A top Republican leader who’s supporting Donald Trump says he hopes Gov. John Kasich changes his mind about the GOP nominee.

Jo Ingles

A bill that defines a new process for resolving conflicts over access to public information has been signed into law.

Statehouse News Bureau

Approving a governor’s appointee is usually a formality for the Ohio Senate. But the chamber’s leader says he has concerns about a Democratic lawyer from Columbus who is Gov. John Kasich’s pick for the panel that regulates electric utilities in Ohio. 

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.

Andy Chow

Two high-ranking state officials and big supporters of Gov. John Kasich say they’re ready to back Donald Trump -- if he’s the nominee. 

Karen Kasler

A public records request made by a reporter, an activist or any concerned citizen could start as something simple and spiral into a long, expensive court battle. State lawmakers are trying to change that. 

Andy Chow

The Senate seemed to be poised to move forward on a bill that would crackdown on online schools with bad attendance records. But a possible political maneuver may slow it down. 

Andy Chow

State lawmakers have rolled out a multi-billion dollar budget that will invest in construction and improvement projects from infrastructure to the arts. And leaders believe the bill could be signed by the end of the month. 

Natural gas closed at a 17-year price low today. And low prices have raised reservations from lawmakers about the nature of Ohio’s oil and gas industry. But one group is still calling for an increase to the drilling tax. 

Statehouse News Bureau

The U.S. Supreme Court is blocking North Dakota from enforcing a strict ban on abortion that’s very similar to a bill proposed in Ohio.

Andy Chow

Ohio lawmakers passed their fair share of far reaching and controversial bills in 2105. And the budget was perhaps the most far reaching measure passed last year.