Sec. of State Jon Husted
Dan Konik

The incoming lieutenant governor says the office he now holds has saved so much money that he wants to give some back to the state. 

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus, in a photo taken after the U.S. Supreme Court's Janus decision on labor unions in June 2018.
Twitter @OHHouseDems

The behind-the-scenes battle over who will lead the Republican-dominated Ohio House next year isn’t just between supporters of current Speaker Ryan Smith and former speaker Larry Householder. 

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown speaks after his victory last month
Aleksei Pavloff

This campaign is part of a new effort to get the three term senator to consider taking on President Trump.

Andy Chow

The Ohio House and Senate are bracing themselves for a busier than usual week after Christmas as Gov. John Kasich deliberates his response to several controversial bills. Those pieces of legislation implement bans on certain abortions, advance pro-gun policies, and raise paychecks for elected officials. 


The Ohio Senate and House have approved a bill, HB119, that will ramp up scrutiny of people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps. The new review process will require government administrators to review a person’s eligibility every quarter, this is currently an annual process.

Sidney Mayor Mike Barhorst, Ohio Municipal League President
Jo Ingles

Ohio’s cities have seen about $450 million in cuts to their local government funds under Gov. John Kasich. The lobby group that represents cities is looking forward to establishing new relationships with Governor-elect Mike DeWine and the incoming legislature. Here's why.

Ohio Statehouse
Statehouse News Bureau

A controversial bill that bans abortion at the point a fetal heartbeat can be detected is on its way to Gov. John Kasich. Overnight, the Ohio House passed the bill 53-32 with changes made by the Senate Tuesday.

Andy Chow

The Ohio House and Senate worked to pass a pay raise for themselves and other state and local government officials before the end of the year by attaching the measure to a bill, SB296, that would increase benefits for families of first responders who died on the job.

Ohio House of Representatives
Jo Ingles

The Ohio House has passed a bill 62 to 27 that bans a surgical procedure commonly used in abortions. The second abortion related bill to pass in this lame duck session, following the six-week abortion ban called the “Heartbeat Bill”.

Protestors in the Ohio Senate chambers
Jo Ingles

The Ohio Senate has passed a bill that bans abortion at the point a fetal heartbeat can be detected. But the vote was short by what lawmakers need to override an expected veto.