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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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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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House Republicans Seek to Expand Concealed-Carry After Recent Surge in Gun Violence

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal House Republicans Seek to Expand Concealed-Carry After Recent Surge in Gun Violence

By Jake Zuckerman After a spate of seven mass shootings around the U.S. in seven days, Ohio House Republicans introduced legislation that would allow Ohioans aged 21 and older to carry a concealed weapon without a license. House Bill 227, introduced Tuesday by Republican Reps. Thomas Brinkman and Kris Jordan and co-sponsored by 20 more, also […]

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Former Richard Cordray Adviser to Challenge Joyce Beatty in 2020

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Former Richard Cordray Adviser to Challenge Joyce Beatty in 2020

Rep. Joyce Beatty, who’s represented Ohio’s third congressional district since 2013, faces a challenger in the upcoming 2020 election. Morgan Harper, a 36-year-old former adviser of Richard Cordray, says she’ll run a grassroots campaign against the incumbent, prioritizing racial justice, affordable housing, and climate change. Harper, a Columbus native, was raised by an immigrant and […]

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Opinion: In Ohio, Motherhood is Both Mandatory and Punished

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Opinion: In Ohio, Motherhood is Both Mandatory and Punished

Remember in Halloween, when Jamie Lee Curtis uses a shotgun on Michael Myers, stabs him, and lights him on fire, only for him to rise to his feet and resume killing? I don’t know, for some reason that came to mind when I heard that Ohio legislators had, again, passed the Heartbeat Bill. You’ve heard […]

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