House Democrats

Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) talks to reporters in April 2019.
Andy Chow

Gov. Mike DeWine is urging state lawmakers to end the time limit on criminal charges for rape and sexual assault, which Democrats have been proposing for years.  And the leader of the Ohio House says there’s a chance that will happen.

Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs announce the latest round of priority legislation.
Statehouse News Bureau

For the third time in three weeks, Republicans and Democrats in the Ohio House have teamed up to announce legislation they’re working on that they consider priorities.

Andy Chow

As the Ohio House prepares to hold hearings on Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed operating budget, Democratic members want to make sure their priorities are considered. Issues including a higher minimum wage, paid family leave, and health care security are all part of what the Dems call the “Ohio Promise” plan. 

Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron), when she was first sworn in to the House in 2014.
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The election of Republican Speaker Larry Householder caused a shakeup among Ohio House Democrats as well. They’ve now picked new leadership, and for the first time women make up a majority of that team.

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

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A two term Democratic state representative from Cleveland has suddenly resigned his seat.

Andy Chow

Lawmakers are returning to the Statehouse from their holiday break. The outnumbered Democrats in the House have a list of goals they want to achieve. And they have a game plan for getting Republican support.

Daniel Konik

It took nearly three hours for the Republican-dominated House to pass its version of the budget, with 12 Republicans voting against it, and four Democrats breaking with the minority party and supporting it. And there were a lot of unnoticed items buried in it.

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich continues his multi-state promotional tour for his book “Two Paths” through Friday. He’s appeared on national TV shows and done a number of interviews. And he’s talking about a lot more than just the book, sitting down for an interview in Westlake near Cleveland Sunday afternoon.

There’s a bill in the legislature that’s meant to provide a way for women who earn less than their male counterparts to report those situations.

Jo Ingles

Some Democrats in the Ohio Legislature say they plan to fight the proposed tax reforms outlined in Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget. 

Karen Kasler

It was a bad night for some Democrats in Statehouse races.

Karen Kasler

Ohio’s 34 House Democrats are all up for re-election, along with their 65 Republican colleagues. But they’re not letting their low numbers set them back as they think about what bills they plan to push in the lame duck session this fall and beyond.