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6:16 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Kasich V Legislature: 2015 Preview

Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (L) and Ohio Governor John Kasich
Credit ohiocitizen.org

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

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5:54 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Judge Denies General Assembly's Right To Join Early Voting Lawsuit

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

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8:31 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Conservatives See New Way Around Healthcare Mandate

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.

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8:31 am
Tue January 8, 2013

18 Freshman Lawmakers Sworn In

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

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8:26 am
Tue January 8, 2013

General Assembly Begins Two-Year Session

State lawmakers started their new two-year session Monday.

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