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Telemedicine Abortion Ban Passes in Ohio Senate

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Telemedicine Abortion Ban Passes in Ohio Senate

By Susan Tebben A bill to ban the use of telemedicine for abortion-related services has passed the Ohio Senate, moving on to House consideration. Senate Bill 260 specifically deals with the combination drug Mifeprex, which is used in medication abortions. The bill passed 20 to 9, with two Republicans, Sen. Stephanie Kunze, R-Hilliard, and Sen. Nathan […]

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2020 Democratic Nomination Arrives in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal 2020 Democratic Nomination Arrives in Ohio

By Tyler Buchanan With two frontrunners remaining, the Democratic presidential primary is at last turning its attention to Ohio. Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have announced plans to campaign in Ohio on Tuesday. Both candidates will host events in Cleveland, with Biden also making a stop in Columbus.  Six states vote on Tuesday, with the most […]

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New Abortion Ban Introduced in Ohio House

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal New Abortion Ban Introduced in Ohio House

By Susan Tebben A new abortion ban is being introduced in the Ohio House, this time aiming at total prohibition of abortions statewide. Dubbed the “Human Life Protection Act” by sponsor state Rep. John Becker, the bill would take effect if the federal case that legalized abortion in the nation, Roe v. Wade, is overturned. If […]

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Could Marijuana Be Made Legal in Ohio Next Year?

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Could Marijuana Be Made Legal in Ohio Next Year?

By Tyler Buchanan Will marijuana become fully legalized in Ohio next year? That’s the hope of a group behind the proposed “Amendment to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.” The group recently submitted initial paperwork to the Ohio Attorney General office for this constitutional amendment to appear on the 2020 General Election ballot in November.  The amendment, if […]

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New “Inspector General” Positions Could Root Out Corruption in Ohio County Governments

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal New “Inspector General” Positions Could Root Out Corruption in Ohio County Governments

By Tyler Buchanan Lawmakers are considering a plan to establish a county inspector general system in Ohio, with the hopes of rooting out corruption, theft and other administrative problems in local governments.  Ohio currently has a state inspector general’s office, which conducts investigations of state entities. House Bill 311, sponsored by Rep. Dave Greenspan, R-Westlake, would […]

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Telemedicine Bill Could Strip Healthcare From Underserved Ohioans

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Telemedicine Bill Could Strip Healthcare From Underserved Ohioans

By Susan Tebben Leaders of Ohio’s Planned Parenthoods say a bill to limit abortion-related telemedicine is not only unconstitutional, but cuts off access to safe health care for Ohioans who need it most. Senate Bill 260 is set for a hearing and possible vote on Wednesday, to prevent the use of telemedicine as a way to prescribe […]

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Women Hold Less Than 30 Percent of County Offices Throughout Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Women Hold Less Than 30 Percent of County Offices Throughout Ohio

By Tyler Buchanan There are more county sheriffs in Ohio named Scott than there are sheriffs that are women. There are also as many Johns serving as county engineer as are women. Across Ohio’s 88 counties, there is a striking disparity between the number of men and women serving in elected office.  In sum, women make […]

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