Gov. John Kasich still has almost two more months on the job, but he’s apparently starting to wind down his work and consider his legacy. And he may be starting to forecast what he’s planning on doing next, as he talks about issues beyond Ohio.
Many Pike County residents were relieved when authorities arrested six people in connection with the killing of eight members of the Rhoden family in 2016. But the question now is how that local officials will be able to afford to prosecute those cases. A bill is being proposed to help in those cases.
Earlier this week, the Ohio General Assembly overturned a bill that had been vetoed by Gov. John Kasich earlier this year. The bill centered on the power of the legislature over the governor’s agencies. And it might not be the last time lawmakers override a veto this session.
There’s been a lot of attention given to a contentious bill that bans abortion at the point which a fetal heartbeat can be detected since the House passed it earlier this week. But there’s another abortion bill that goes even further that is also getting at least one hearing during this lame duck session.
A bipartisan bill dealing with how insurance companies deny certain treatments and drugs until other options are tried first is getting a final push in this lame duck session. And there’s a lawmaker who’s joining in on this effort – but as a patient.
The state school board has approved several graduation options for high school students in the class of 2022 and beyond. But board members say lawmakers need to act on some alternatives for the thousands of students who might not graduate this coming spring.