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Obergefell Announces Run for Ohio House of Representatives

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Obergefell Announces Run for Ohio House of Representatives

BY: NICK EVANS Jim Obergefell, whose lawsuit established marriage equality in the United States, is running for an Ohio House seat. The Sandusky native announced his bid for the 89th District Tuesday morning. In the current map, the district covers the coast in Erie and Ottawa Counties, and Obergefell put protecting Lake Erie front and center in his […]

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Ohio House Committee Passes Bill Boosting Penalties for Protests that Become ‘Riots’

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio House Committee Passes Bill Boosting Penalties for Protests that Become ‘Riots’

“It’s trying to chill out any protest that they don’t like.” BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN An Ohio House committee passed legislation Wednesday that would amplify criminal penalties against people who attend protests that devolve into what the law considers a “riot.” House Bill 109 is one of several pieces of legislation written in response to protests that formed […]

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Ohio House Expected to Vote on Vax Mandate Ban Passed by Health Committee

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio House Expected to Vote on Vax Mandate Ban Passed by Health Committee

BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN Republicans on the Ohio House Health Committee passed legislation Tuesday banning some COVID-19 vaccine mandates, teeing up fast-tracked passage from the full chamber on Wednesday. The legislation, unveiled minutes before the committee met, is a significantly narrowed approach when compared to some of the other six pieces of proposed legislation targeting vaccine mandates. […]

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Ohio House Health Chair Blames Lawmaker for Inviting Doctor Who Gave Viral ‘Magnetized’ Testimony

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio House Health Chair Blames Lawmaker for Inviting Doctor Who Gave Viral ‘Magnetized’ Testimony

By Jake Zuckerman After a discredited doctor’s conspiracy theories involving COVID-19 vaccines, magnetics and 5G towers made a mockery of the Ohio House of Representatives, the Health chairman blamed the sponsor of anti-vaccination legislation for inviting the doctor to testify before the committee. House Health Committee Chairman Scott Lipps, R-Franklin, said in an interview that fellow […]

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What to Know About the State Budget Passed by the Ohio House

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal What to Know About the State Budget Passed by the Ohio House

By Tyler Buchanan Ohio took a step closer toward a constitutional school funding model with the passage Wednesday of a two-year operating budget in the Ohio House of Representatives, a sweeping bill that also proposes an across-the-board income tax cut, a broadband internet expansion plan and more spending to aid businesses struggling from the pandemic. The […]

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Aisha’s Law: Bill Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors Passes House Unanimously

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Aisha’s Law: Bill Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors Passes House Unanimously

By Susan Tebben As the family of Aisha Fraser looked on, the Ohio House passed a bill in hopes of helping domestic violence victims find help and justice, and honoring the tragically slain elementary school teacher. House Bill 3, to be called Aisha’s Law, passed unanimously, expanding aggravated murder charges to include domestic violence circumstances and […]

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Anti-Prevailing Wage Legislation Introduced by House Republicans

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Anti-Prevailing Wage Legislation Introduced by House Republicans

By Tyler Buchanan Amid a flurry of other legislative activity, two Republican state representatives introduced a bill last week to repeal prevailing wage in Ohio. State reps. Ron Hood of Ashville and Bill Dean of Xenia introduced House Bill 663 on Tuesday, May 19, four months after first pitching the bill to colleagues in January.  Eight Republicans join […]

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