A Progressive Cincinnati Councilwoman and Ohio’s Governor Are Both Against Cincinnati’s New Marijuana Law

  Progressive Cincinnati Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine agreed on something they were against: Cincinnati’s new marijuana law allowing possession of up to 100 grams. “I voted no because there was no measure and no solid plan in place to expunge convictions and records of people who…

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DeWine Asks Trump for Federal Assistance in Response to Tornadoes

  Gov. Mike DeWine sent a letter to President Donald Trump Tuesday requesting that he issue a Presidential Disaster Declaration and provide federal assistance for the 10 counties devastated by recent tornadoes in Ohio. “These tornadoes resulted in a disaster of such severity and magnitude that effective response is beyond…

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Ohio Senate’s Budget Proposal Includes More Tax Cuts Than the House’s Proposal

  The Ohio Senate’s version of the state’s biennial spending bill wants to cut more taxes than the House of Representatives’ bill proposal. At a Tuesday press conference, Ohio Senate leaders revealed their updated House Bill 166, which focused on tax cuts and making investments in Ohioans. Ohioans would receive…

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State Senator Says Cutting Tax Breaks for Small Businesses Would Be ‘a Mistake’ for Ohio

  State Sen. Lou Terhar (R-Cincinnati) said it would be “a mistake” for the Ohio Senate to support a decrease to the tax breaks small businesses receive in the state. “There are a range of issues with the House budget that concern us in the Senate. The first would be…

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Anti-Smoking Groups Actually Testified Against DeWine’s Proposal to Raise Minimum Age to 21

  Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has called for raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21, a proposal that’s included in Ohio’s biennial budget bill. But anti-smoking groups in the state have actually testified against the proposal. These groups believe that the proposal would mostly punish youth…

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Ohio House Democrats Unveil Package of Gun-Control Laws

  Ohio House Democrats announced their plans Wednesday to introduce a package of gun-control laws in response to the so-called constitutional carry bill making its way through the committee process. As The Ohio Star previously reported, Republicans introduced a bill in March to bring constitutional carry to the Buckeye state,…

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Ohio Democrats Don’t Think GOP Bill on Statute of Limitations in Sexual Assault Cases Goes Far Enough

  Ohio House Democrats were critical Monday of a new bill introduced by their Republican colleagues that would end the statute of limitations for civil claims relating to sexual misconduct at the hands of public university doctors. The bill was introduced in response to the shocking report surrounding former Ohio…

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Ohio Cities Partake in Pro-Abortion ‘Stop the Bans’ Protests

  Pro-abortion activists across the country organized “Stop the Bans” rallies on Tuesday, several of which occurred in Ohio. In Columbus, protesters lined the streets outside of Gov. Mike DeWine’s office, chanting: “Keep abortions safe and legal!” Several protesting outside the governor’s office for the ‘Stop the Ban’ protest pic.twitter.com/kda5faqQpl…

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DeWine Opens Up Investigation, Calls for Lifting Statute of Limitations in Response to ‘Monster’ Richard Strauss

  Gov. Mike DeWine called for lifting the statute of limitations in cases of rape and sexual abuse in response to the report surrounding former Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss. According to a report released Friday by the university, Strauss, who killed himself in 2005, abused at least…

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