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More Restrictions Added to Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega More Restrictions Added to Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill

Ohio’s proposed “heartbeat bill” (SB 23) just got a bit stricter. As passed by an Ohio House committee this Tuesday, the new version of the six-week abortion ban would impose steep fines on abortion providers and promote the use of an invasive transvaginal ultrasound procedure. The House Health Committee has amended SB 23 to allow […]

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Statehouse Roundup: Abortion Regulations, Celebrating Women’s Suffrage and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Statehouse Roundup: Abortion Regulations, Celebrating Women’s Suffrage and more

The Ohio Statehouse is making moves on several pieces of legislation that will affect everything from school funding to abortion access. Keep tabs on your state government and read on to learn more: SB 4 — Make capital appropriations for school facilities assistance Due to the number of districts that have passed local bond levies […]

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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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DeWine to Succeed Kasich as Next Ohio Governor, and Other Election Results

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega DeWine to Succeed Kasich as Next Ohio Governor, and Other Election Results

What many political strategists were predicting would be a “blue wave” looks more like a blue tide, particularly here in Ohio. The GOP has successfully defended the governor’s office. Mike DeWine beat Democrat Richard Cordray by 5 points, 51 to 46 percent. The same goes for Attorney General; Republican Dave Yost will succeed DeWine, winning […]

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Predicted Outcomes for Ohio’s Major Races

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Predicted Outcomes for Ohio’s Major Races

Despite the criticism lobbed at the Republican Party since President Donald Trump took office, the GOP is leading in a number of races here in Ohio, according to several polls. The 2018 midterm election has been discussed as one of the most crucial in history. In an increasingly polarized nation, more people than ever are […]

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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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Dems Have an Edge in this Year’s Midterm Election… If Millennials Show Up to Vote

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Dems Have an Edge in this Year’s Midterm Election… If Millennials Show Up to Vote

The 2018 midterm election is fast-approaching, and as far as midterm elections go, it’s certainly set to be a nail-biter. People are fired up, more so than in past midterms, and they’re motivated by new factors. While healthcare and the economy remain the top concerns for U.S. voters, many (60 percent) say a candidate’s opposition […]

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