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The Gubernatorial Lineup: 4 Republicans, 4 Democrats Join the Race

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Gubernatorial Lineup: 4 Republicans, 4 Democrats Join the Race

The race for Ohio governor is on, and each party has four candidates to choose from for election in 2018. For convenience, CU has listed each candidate, along with their work experience, key policies, and personal input. Democrats Connie Pillich, Montgomery, 56 Served as an Ohio House representative from 2009 to 2014, representing the 28th […]

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Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor Take First Step in Entering Race for Governor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor Take First Step in Entering Race for Governor

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor completed the first official step in running for Ohio governor in 2018, formally filing the Mary Taylor for Governor committee and designating Rick Fedorovich as her treasurer. While a real campaign announcement and kick-off are expected later this year, this action allows Taylor to start campaigning and fundraising now. “First, […]

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Court Blocks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Court Blocks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio

A federal district court judge blocked an Ohio law Friday, which would have stripped state funds from Planned Parenthood and similar organizations that perform or promote non therapeutic abortions. Judge Michael R. Barrett of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled that the action against Planned Parenthood would result in irreparable injury […]

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New Bills Address Disposal of Fetal Remains After Abortions

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Bills Address Disposal of Fetal Remains After Abortions

The start of the year came with two new bills placing restrictions around the abortion process for Ohio women. House Bills 417 and 419 come with mandates for the disposal of fetal remains, including a provision that a woman seeking an abortion must choose either cremation or burial. There is no option for donating the […]

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Marijuana Legalization Group Has Faced Challenges from Left and Right

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Marijuana Legalization Group Has Faced Challenges from Left and Right

It’s been a difficult road for ResponsibleOhio, the organization hoping to legalize marijuana across the state by way of an amendment allowing 10 marijuana growing sites in Butler, Clermont, Franklin, Hamilton, Licking, Lorain, Lucas, Delaware, Stark and Summit counties. The amendment would establish a commission to regulate Ohio’s marijuana industry, as well as legalize personal […]

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