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Ohio House Passes Bill Creating Electric Vehicle Commission

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio House Passes Bill Creating Electric Vehicle Commission

BY: NICK EVANS The Ohio House has approved legislation that would set up an Electric Vehicle Commission to help advise state lawmakers on policy while also providing tax breaks for EV manufacturers. Those tax incentives run through the end of 2026 and apply to components like batteries specifically designed for EVs. But legislative analysts raised questions […]

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Ohio House Committee Passes Bill Allowing Concealed Gun Carry Without Training

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio House Committee Passes Bill Allowing Concealed Gun Carry Without Training

BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN An Ohio House committee passed legislation Thursday that would allow most Ohioans who are 21 years of age and up to lawfully carry a concealed firearm. Current law allows Ohioans to carry concealed weapons after completing eight hours of training and submitting an application to their county sheriff, who conducts a background check. House […]

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Ohio Senate Passes Bill Blocking Cities from Limiting Concealed Knife Carry

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Senate Passes Bill Blocking Cities from Limiting Concealed Knife Carry

BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN Last year, lawmakers passed legislation allowing Ohioans to carry of an array of concealed, non-firearm weapons like butterfly knives, switchblades, springblades and billy clubs. On Wednesday, the Senate passed legislation ensuring that Ohio’s cities don’t try to pass legislation on the local level that would limit this newfound right. Current law, enacted earlier this […]

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Ohio Republicans Push to Waive Permit and Training Requirements to Carry Concealed Guns

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Republicans Push to Waive Permit and Training Requirements to Carry Concealed Guns

BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN Both chambers of the Ohio General Assembly are plodding forward on legislation to waive training requirements to carry a concealed weapon. While current law allows state residents to openly carry a weapon, it only allows those 21-and-up to obtain a concealed carry permit after completing an 8-hour training course and passing a background […]

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Ohio Lawmakers Planned to Fail on Strauss Sex Abuse Bill

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Lawmakers Planned to Fail on Strauss Sex Abuse Bill

“Why would you consider putting us through that?” BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN Despite hearing public, firsthand accounts of sexual abuse from eight of at least 177 victims of Ohio State sports physician Dr. Richard Strauss, state Republican leaders indicated they never planned to pass introduced legislation that would allow his victims to hold the university accountable in […]

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Ohio Democrats Push for Legislation After Judge Dismisses Strauss Lawsuits

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Democrats Push for Legislation After Judge Dismisses Strauss Lawsuits

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Days after lawsuits against a former OSU team doctor were dismissed because of the statute of limitations, Democratic state representatives want action to extend time and help to sexual assault survivors. A federal judge didn’t dispute the facts of the case in which Dr. Richard Strauss was accused of sexually assaulting hundreds of student athletes, […]

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Proposed Anti-Abortion Bills Would Impose New Mandates on Ohioans

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Proposed Anti-Abortion Bills Would Impose New Mandates on Ohioans

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Returning from summer break, the Ohio legislature could review two GOP-led pieces of legislation that would place health mandates on patients considering abortions. One of the bills, recently introduced by state Rep. Jennifer Gross, would require physicians to dictate the results of a mandated ultrasound and also provide information about a link between breast […]

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