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The Ohio Senate adjourned the lame duck session last night without overriding Governor Mike DeWine’s veto of a bill restricting his ability to issue health orders to shut down businesses, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Some state leaders are angry over damage at the Ohio Statehouse after police brutality protests – and one has suggested the state consider a form of secession from the City of Columbus.

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Republican Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says comments from a Republican state senator and his wife comparing COVID-19 actions  made by Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton to rules from Nazi Germany must be condemned. 

2019 was a year that saw a lot of talk about bills that would lift restrictions on guns until the deadly mass shooting in Dayton turned the tables.

Abortion was a big issue in Ohio in 2019, as it has been for several years. 

Republican Ohio Senate leaders say the two-year state budget plan they released yesterday represents some of the changes they wanted to make to the House version.

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A federal court has denied Ohio’s request to delay new congressional map drawing.

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The president of the Ohio Senate doesn't think lawmakers infringed on cities' rights with legislation that supersedes local gun ordinances and gives citizens the right to challenge those laws in court. 

A report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio says nearly 1 out of 8 bills introduced by state lawmakers either creates a new crime or expands sentences.

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The leader of the Ohio Senate says the so-called Heartbeat Bill is one of his chamber’s priorities, but that it’s not at the top of the list.

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As state lawmakers race toward the end of this lame duck legislative session, they’ve been considering two bills that Governor John Kasich opposes – the six-week “Heartbeat Bill” abortion ban and the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense bill.

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on union laws caused a national stir and sent a shock wave to labor groups in Ohio. 

Republican Ohio Senate President Larry Obhoff tells the Associated Press the chamber will not pass a payday lending bill before breaking for the summer. 

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State lawmakers are trying to decide whether to allow utilities to raise customer rates to bail out their struggling nuclear power plants. 

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Former Ohio Senate President Bill Harris has passed away after months of battling cancer.