Raising the severance tax on oil and gas drillers has been a major issue in Ohio.
Ohio lawmakers are considering changing disclosure rules on the chemicals used in fracking.
A top lobbyist for Ohio's oil and gas drilling industry is urging state lawmakers to support a package of tax revisions advanced as an alternative to an earlier plan by Republican Governor John Kasich.
Companies continue to grow their natural gas production from Ohio’s shale formations, and state inspectors play a key role in defending communities and the environment.
An Ohio House Democrat wants to require lobbyists to disclose their annual salaries to bring another level of transparency to state government.