Ohio General Assembly


2015 is shaping up to be a year of conflict between Ohio Governor John Kasich and his fellow Republicans who control the state legislature.

A federal judge has denied the Ohio Legislature's request to become part of a lawsuit challenging early voting rules.

Conservatives See New Way Around Healthcare Mandate

Mar 6, 2013

In 2011, by a 2 to 1 margin, Ohio voters okayed an amendment to the state constitution, aimed at declaring Ohio exempt from the new federal requirement that virtually everyone have health insurance. Critics of the amendment contended it was meaningless, because federal law trumps state laws. Then came the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, upholding the federal law. That was a setback for the tea party and other conservative foes of the law, but now, some Republican state legislators say they have found a NEW way Ohio could successfully fight the new federal mandate.

18 Freshman Lawmakers Sworn In

Jan 8, 2013

Among the 99 state representatives and 33 senators who have just been sworn in are 18 who are new to the job.

General Assembly Begins Two-Year Session

Jan 8, 2013

State lawmakers started their new two-year session Monday.