Ohio Senate


Minority Democrats in the Ohio Senate have offered more than 500 amendments to the chamber's version of the two year state budget - more than twice the number they proposed two years ago.

The Ohio Senate has approved the 7 billion dollar, two year state transportation budget that includes a provision raising the speed limit to 75 mph on the Turnpike and rural interstates.

131st General Assembly Begins

Jan 5, 2015

99 members of the Ohio House and 33 Senators start their jobs in the 131st General Assembly today. 

2014 was a slow year for the state legislature, as lawmakers spent most of the year campaigning for re-election.

Senate Leaders Review 2013 And Look Ahead

Jan 13, 2014

State lawmakers are back for the second year of the legislature’s two year session. 

New Ohio Senate Minority Leadership Announced

Dec 5, 2013

Democrats in the Ohio Senate have picked new leaders after two members stepped down to pursue statewide offices next year.

House Rejects Senate's Budget Bill Changes

Jun 13, 2013

An Ohio House and Senate Conference Committee meets today to begin sorting out differences between the two chambers' versions of the state budget bill.

Ohio Senate Approves State Budget Bill

Jun 7, 2013

The Ohio Senate Thursday approved its verion of the 6.7 billion dollar two year state budget bill. The bill was passed along party lines.

No Extra Foodbank Money In Senate Budget Bill

Jun 6, 2013

Foodbanks might lose the money Ohio House lawmakers put in their version of the state budget bill.

Senate Puts Abortion Provisions In State Budget Bill

Jun 6, 2013

The Ohio Senate today is expected to vote on its version of a 61.7 billion dollar state budget bill that revamps Governor John Kasich's school funding proposal and restores a tax cut for small businesses.

Senate Committee Voting On Budget Bill Changes

Jun 4, 2013

The Ohio Senate is expected to make additional adjustments to its version of the state budget bill ahead of votes this week by the finance committee and the full Senate.

An Ohio Senate committee opens hearing on safe schools tonight with a discussion of mental health and violence prevention.

State Senate Committee To Take Up School Safety

Feb 7, 2013

An Ohio Senate committee plans to hold hearings on school safety matters beginning next week with a meeting focused on incident prevention and mental health.

Senate Approves New Plan For Legislative Districts

Dec 14, 2012

The Ohio Senate has passed a plan that would make changes in the process for drawing the lines for legislative and congressional districts.

The President of the Ohio Senate was honored during session this week.