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Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to “Using Guns While Drunk” Law

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to “Using Guns While Drunk” Law

By Jake Zuckerman The Ohio Supreme Court will test the old adage that guns and alcohol don’t mix. The justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments this week, centered on a Clermont County man challenging the constitutionality of a state law prohibiting the use of firearms while under the influence of alcohol. In a show of […]

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Early Voting is Underway in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Early Voting is Underway in Ohio

By Tyler Buchanan Those eager to cast their primary ballots will not have to wait any longer. Early voting has begun in Ohio, weeks ahead of the March 17 primary election. This election features elections between candidates of the same political party, along with some ballot issues. Which political party are you? Ohio is considered an […]

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Is Porn a Public Health Hazard? Proposed Ohio Laws Tackle That Topic & More

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Is Porn a Public Health Hazard? Proposed Ohio Laws Tackle That Topic & More

By Susan Tebben Several bills regarding sex and gender issues are being considered in the Ohio legislature, including a bill to prohibit transition-related medicine for transgender youth, a bill to make pornography a public health hazard, and one that aims to cease conversion therapy. Transgender-related medicine A bill still being drafted by state Rep. Ron […]

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There is still time to register to vote in Ohio’s primary election. Here is how.

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal There is still time to register to vote in Ohio’s primary election. Here is how.

By Tyler Buchanan The primary election is approaching in Ohio, and there is still time to register to vote in that election. Voters who are already registered also have a short time left to update their addresses ahead of the March 17 primary. The deadline to register and to update registrations is Tuesday, Feb. 18. How to […]

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Ohio Bill Proposes $1,000 Tax Credit for Family Caregivers

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Bill Proposes $1,000 Tax Credit for Family Caregivers

By Jake Zuckerman Two lawmakers proposed legislation last Tuesday that could grant a $1,000 tax credit to reimburse expenses for Ohioans acting as caregivers for family members. Speaking to the House Ways and Means committee, Democratic state Reps. Allison Russo and Janine Boyd pitched their bill, which would allow these caregivers to claim a credit for […]

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It’s Time to Pass the Ohio Fairness Act

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal It’s Time to Pass the Ohio Fairness Act

By David C. DeWitt Every General Assembly for many years now, the Ohio Fairness Act is introduced, and every General Assembly it fails to become law. The Ohio Fairness Act would make sexual orientation and gender identity or expression part of the civil rights law’s “covered characteristics” for which discrimination is prohibited. Under current law, covered characteristics include […]

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Proposal to Cut Prescription Costs in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Proposal to Cut Prescription Costs in Ohio

By David C. DeWitt State Reps. Thomas E. West, D-Canton, and Susan Manchester, R-Waynesfield, unveiled legislation last week they say would cut out-of-pocket prescription costs for patients. Patients with chronic, complex conditions such as multiple sclerosis and hemophilia rely on copay assistance programs through organizations like drug manufacturers, charities, and churches to help cover the costs […]

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