Ohio House Leaders
Jo Ingles

The leaders of Republicans and Democrats in the Ohio House are coming together to sponsor priority legislation for this general assembly. That’s a departure from previous sessions, when each caucus announced their priorities separately.

House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and House clerks work on HB166, state budget bill.
Andy Chow

Among the many provisions in the two-year state budget bill, HB166, that proposes $69 billion in spending is a change to electric companies and how their profits from ratepayers is regulated. 

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Some Democrats in the Ohio Legislature say more needs to be done to keep guns out of the hands of children. 

The Ohio Film Office shared a photo from the set of a film called "The Tank", being shot in Granville.

There’s a blockbuster battle brewing over a small tax credit that was cut in the House version of the budget.

House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and other House members watch the results of a vote on HB166, budget bill.
Andy Chow

The $69 billion budget bill is on its way to the Ohio Senate after an overwhelming majority of Republicans and Democrats approved it in the House. The spending plan includes an income tax cut across the board.

Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron), House minority leader, wants the General Assembly to start the process of redrawing the Congressional map.
Andy Chow

A federal court has denied Ohio’s request to delay new congressional map drawing. The request was filed after the court ruled that the current district lines are gerrymandered to benefit Republicans. The state says it’s still looking to the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the decision pending its appeal. But a top Ohio Democrat says now is the time for the state to get the ball rolling on drawing the new congressional districts. 

Medical marijuana
Jo Ingles

Right now, there are 21 medical conditions for which Ohioans could get medical marijuana. But that list could be growing.

Ohio's existing Congressional district map
Ohio Secretary of State

A panel of three federal judges that ruled Ohio's Congressional district map is unconstitutional has denied a request from the state to delay their order to draw a new map next month. The state now plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stay that decision.

Daniel Konik

The House will vote on its version of the state budget Thursday, after the first unanimous committee vote in more than a decade.

House Finance Committee meets to discuss changes to budget bill.
Andy Chow

The Columbus Chamber is speaking out against a change proposed in the state budget bill that would reduce a tax break for small businesses.