Keith Ellison Transition Committee Has 15 Democratic Donors, Zero Republican

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Keith Ellison concluded his election night victory speech by vowing to hire anyone of any political affiliation so long as they “serve the public’s interest,” but 15 of his transition committee members are Democratic donors. Another three members of the 35-person board are sitting Democratic state representatives or senators, including…

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Ohio Republican Warns Trump Against Cutting General Motors Subsidies

President Donald Trump recently tweeted that his administration is looking at “cutting all” subsidies for General Motors (GM) after it announced plant closures across the country, but Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) is advising the president against doing so. “Very disappointed with General Motors and their CEO, Mary Barra, for closing…

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Ohio Bill Would ‘Emancipate’ Workers by Ending ‘State’s Occupational Licensing Regime’

Ohio may soon see major reforms to its occupational licensing laws that some believe “make it harder and more expensive to find work” in the state. Senate Bill 255, sponsored by State Sen. Rob McColley (R-Napoleon), cleared the Ohio Senate in July and has now been referred to committee in…

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Kasich Promises Veto of Conservative Bills While ‘Seriously’ Considering Presidential Run

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Gov. John Kasich’s final months as Ohio’s governor will likely include the veto of multiple conservative pieces of legislation and the rebuke of his Republican colleagues whom he believes only consider their “short-term electoral capability.” Ohio Republicans recently passed two highly-consequential bills during their lame-duck session, including the pro-life “heartbeat…

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MyPillow’s Mike Lindell Helping Fund Conservative Movies in Hollywood

Minnesota businessman and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is trying his hand at Hollywood after investing $1 million in a new movie that offers a critical look at Planned Parenthood. The movie, titled Unplanned, had to be filmed in secret due to the sensitive nature of its subject, The Hollywood Reporter…

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Opposing Bills on LGBT Issues Could Intensify Ohio’s Lame-Duck Session

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Two Ohio bills expected for consideration during the lame-duck session could set the stage for a tense battle over religious freedom in the state. Republicans introduced in June, and later passed through the House, their “Pastor Protection Act,” which would protect religious leaders from lawsuits from members of the LGBT…

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Ohio Republicans Are on a Mission to Challenge Roe v. Wade

Ohio Republicans have reintroduced a controversial bill that would redefine in law the term “person” to include “any unborn human” and would make abortion a potentially criminal offense. The bill, House Bill 565, was first introduced in March, but is being brought up again after Ohio House Republicans successfully passed…

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Former OSU Star Anthony Gonzalez Makes Transition from Football to Politics

In his first run for public office, former Ohio State University and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez carried the ball across the goal line. Gonzalez, a football star at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, won a seat in Congress Tuesday night and will represent Ohio’s 16th Congressional District…

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Americans for Prosperity Reports Three of its Six Endorsed Candidates Won in Ohio Legislative Races

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) of Ohio issued a statement Wednesday congratulating its newly elected and re-elected members of the Ohio State Senate and Ohio House of Representatives. The organization applauded its activists for their “tireless efforts to support policy champions seeking to represent Ohioans in Columbus.” AFP State Director Micah…

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Refugees Get Services While Ohioans With Disabilities Go Without

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Unlike other legal immigrants admitted to the U.S., refugees including those that settle in Ohio, are not barred by immigration-related waiting periods before applying for state Medicaid programs. Even though refugees must meet all Medicaid eligibility requirements in order to receive coverage and services, available data strongly suggests that refugee…

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