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Recent federal income tax reforms have eliminated itemized deductions which Ohio lawmakers often used when they stayed overnight while doing legislative business in Columbus. Now, Ohio taxpayers are picking up the tab for some of those expenses. 

Rep. John Patterson and Rep. Bob Cupp
Statehouse News Bureau

For weeks now, Ohio lawmakers have been considering a bipartisan school funding plan from two state representatives.  They say the plan would reduce reliance on property taxes. The proposal is not funded in the proposed House budget.

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder
Dan Konik

The two-year state budget proposed by the Ohio House includes some new tax cuts and takes away some tax breaks. 

Ohio House

The Ohio lawmaker who was arrested for impaired driving and felony drug possession will not be asked to step down from his position as representative. 

Andy Chow

The Ohio House is now streaming more committee hearings online through the purchase and installation of new cameras at the Statehouse. This is part of the new effort to expand transparency in the bill making process. 

Shane Walker

Democratic lawmakers in the Ohio House who have been pushing for years to eliminate sales tax for feminine hygiene products were finally able to get it through – and nearly unanimously. But this time, it was part of a larger tax related bill.

Opponents of Heartbeat Bill gather on the Statehouse steps, a few hours before a hearing on the bill in a Senate committee.
Jo Ingles

"Ho, ho, hey, hey, Roe v. Wade is here to stay." That's what opponents of the so-called "Heartbeat Bill" chanted on the steps leading into the Ohio Statehouse. The activists said the bill would deny legal abortion before many women know they are pregnant. 

The Ohio House has put the state a step closer to becoming the third to pass a ban on abortions after a diagnosis of Down Syndrome has been made. 

Karen Kasler

Two weeks after the resignation of a Republican state senator because of sexual harassment claims, other reports have surfaced of inappropriate and concerning behavior by some other state lawmakers.

OGT/Ohio Channel

State lawmakers have come back to Columbus to start their new year and new session, with the same House Speaker and House Minority Leader. The two recently sat down for an exclusive conversation for "The State of Ohio" about what happened in the long and confusing end of last year’s session, and what’s ahead.

Dan Konik

As the new session of the Ohio General Assembly starts its work, tax reform is on the mind of its top leaders. 

Andy Chow

The Ohio House and Senate took on a jam-packed slate of bills for their last day of lawmaking before leaving for summer break. 

Statehouse News Bureau

There have been some changes to the proposed bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Ohio. The bill that’s set to go before the full Ohio Senate tomorrow.

The State of Ohio (Ohio Public Television)

When the Ohio House passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana, a former lawmaker was watching the floor debate online.

Andy Chow

After more than twenty years of repeated attempts, the Ohio House has overwhelmingly approved a historic bill that would allow regulated medical marijuana in the Buckeye State.

Jo Ingles

The Ohio House committee that’s been working on a new bill to allow medical marijuana has voted its new legislation out of committee.

Karen Kasler

Leaders of the Ohio House are now considering what to do about medical marijuana following seven public hearings on the subject in front of its task force.

Ohio Senate

With lawmakers in the Ohio House forming a task force to deal with medicinal marijuana, two State senators who have different perspectives on medical pot are trying a different approach to see what Ohioans think about the issue.

Jo Ingles

Some long time advocates of medical marijuana are questioning why they were not included in the Ohio House’s new task force to study the subject.

Jo Ingles

Ohio lawmakers who have been signaling they want to consider medical marijuana legalization have taken an unexpected step.

Andy Chow

It was a busy year in the Ohio House. More than 400 bills were proposed, dealing with some of the most challenging issues in the state. As part of our series “2015 in Review,” the top House leaders talk about what happened and what’s still ahead.

Stu Nicholson, Columbus, Ohio

The Ohio House has passed a bill to help pets who need emergency medical care. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles explains.