John Becker

Statehouse News Bureau

A new bill would ban most private insurance coverage for abortions. But opponents say it would also ban effective methods of birth control. 

Rep. John Becker (R-Cincinnati)
Ohio Legislature

A new bill in the Ohio House would crack down on elected officials at all levels who fail to show up to do those jobs. 

Rep. John Becker (R-Cincinnati) testifies for "right to work" in November 2018
Karen Kasler

One of Ohio’s key supporters of the controversial anti-union measure “right to work” says he’s not going to push for it anymore. 

Statehouse News Bureau

Some state lawmakers think President Trump should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize next year. And there’s a resolution in the Ohio Legislature to help make that happen.

Karen Kasler

Members of the Ohio House came back to work for their first day since the election to face a room packed with opponents of a bill on public employee unions. The bill may not go far, but union members were determined to show their opposition.

Jo Ingles

Two of the more conservative Republican lawmakers at the Statehouse want to put six different issues before voters that would make Ohio a so-called “right to work” state and eliminate prevailing wage. 

Ohio House

Ohio tax law still has a “marriage penalty” – when married couples file jointly and pay more in state income taxes than they paid separately when they were single. And the issue has resulted in a union of an unlikely pair of sponsors.

The State of Ohio (Ohio Public Television)

Ohio law currently prohibits concealed carry permit owners from carrying their weapons into public or private spaces that are clearly designated with signs saying guns are not allowed on the premises. But a new bill under consideration at the Statehouse would change that.

The State of Ohio (Ohio Public Television)

A conservative Republican state lawmaker has introduced a bill he says will modernize campaign finance reporting. It’s the first bill the legislature has seen on campaign finance since the landmark Citizens United Supreme Court case in 2010.