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Ohio Becomes Fifth State to Pass Six Week Abortion Ban

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Becomes Fifth State to Pass Six Week Abortion Ban

Gov. Mike DeWine has signed SB 23, a ban on abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The law, which makes no exceptions for rape or incest, will take effect in 90 days. “Today and everyday, we will not accept barriers placed on abortion access by politicians or judges. We refuse to be intimidated […]

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Heartbeat Bill Passes House, Awaits DeWine’s Signature

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Heartbeat Bill Passes House, Awaits DeWine’s Signature

Ohio’s latest version of the “Heartbeat Bill” is headed to the desk of Gov. Mike DeWine, who’s previously voiced his support for the measure. With more restrictions added by the Ohio Senate last week, the bill (SB 23) was sent to the Ohio House on Wednesday, where it passed 56-40. SB 23 would ban abortion […]

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Ohio Legislators Consider Bill that Could Limit Right to Protest

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Legislators Consider Bill that Could Limit Right to Protest

Last week, the Ohio Senate held a committee hearing on a bill that opponents say could limit the right to protest. Senate Bill 250, called “Protect critical infrastructure facilities from mischief,” would make it a more serious and expensive crime to trespass or cause property damage to oil and gas pipelines and other industry infrastructure. […]

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Election Coverage for Ohio’s Midterms

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Election Coverage for Ohio’s Midterms

The Ohio midterm elections are now underway, and there are a number of offices up for grabs. Ohio polls closed at 7:30 p.m. CU will update this page throughout the night as more precincts report their numbers. Democrat Richard Cordray is going up against current Attorney General Mike DeWine to win the Governor’s Mansion, one […]

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If You Have Time to Protest, You Have Time to Vote

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega If You Have Time to Protest, You Have Time to Vote

(Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in September 2017, but has been updated slightly for 2018.) The political landscape is a hostile scene, full of land mines that hide beneath words like “immigration” and “police brutality.” Set that into a context where uncomfortable facts are fake, the press is the opposition party, and propaganda is […]

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Playbook Elections Ohio

  Playbook Elections Ohio

Join POLITICO Playbook Co-Authors Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman for a special Playbook Elections event in the battleground state of Ohio to discuss the 2018 midterm cycle and issues shaping the races. This event, part of the POLITICO-AARP Deciders series, will feature exclusive interviews with candidates and party leaders to address the issues that matter […]

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The Three Sides of Ohio Issue 1

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Three Sides of Ohio Issue 1

Ohio Issue 1 is the only statewide measure on the ballot for the general election this November, and people all over the political spectrum have something to say about it. Aimed at reforming drug and criminal justice policies, it would achieve the following: Felony 4 and 5 crimes related to drug possession or use would […]

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