Senate Bill Would Ban One of Most Gruesome Forms of Abortion in Ohio

The Ohio House of Representatives passed a landmark bill Thursday that if signed into law would ban all abortions after the unborn baby’s heartbeat is detected. But if the legislature is unable to override an expected veto of the heartbeat bill by Gov. John Kasich, then there’s another bill waiting…

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Ohio Senate Asked to Support Israel as BDS Movement Gains Steam on Campus

The Ohio State Senate is being asked to pass a resolution that would put Ohio on record in support of the nation of Israel and against those seeking to weaken it through the boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. The so-called BDS movement is strong on college campuses across the United…

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Expert: Ohio’s Professional Licensing Laws Out of Whack, Need Reform

Ohio is in “critical need” of reforming its outdated occupational licensing system, says a research fellow at The Buckeye Institute. Greg R. Lawson, an expert on the matter of professional licensing, issued a statement Thursday thanking State Sen. Rob McColley’s (R-Napoleon) for his work pushing a bill that Lawson says…

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Ohio State House Passes Pro-Life Heartbeat Bill as Measure Heads to Senate

The Ohio House of Representatives voted Thursday to pass a bill that would ban almost all abortions upon detection of a heartbeat in the unborn baby. But the bill did not pass by a big enough margin to make it veto-proof, and Gov. John Kasich has staunchly opposed it, arguing…

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AFP-Ohio Announces Top Six Priorities for 2018 Lame-Duck Session

The free-market oriented Americans for Prosperity has released its legislative priority list for Ohio’s 132nd General Assembly lame-duck session. AFP’s Ohio chapter is advocating the passage of House Bills 189 and 342, while opposing House Bills 211, 525, 571, and Senate Bill 128. AFP-Ohio supports legislation that breaks down barriers to…

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‘Heartbeat Bill’ Scheduled for Floor Vote in Ohio State House

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A pro-family organization has issued an action alert to pro-life Ohioans informing them that the Ohio State House of Representatives has scheduled a floor vote Thursday on a bill that would ban abortions after the point at which an unborn baby develops a detectable heartbeat. House Bill 258, also known as…

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Red-Hot Battle Over Gun-Control Laws Expected in Ohio’s Lame-Duck Session

Ohio’s lame-duck session appears primed for a battle over gun legislation with several bills vying for attention on both sides of the gun-rights issue. One bill that has the backing of lame-duck Gov. John Kasich is the so-called Red Flag Bill, or SB 278, which would allow law enforcement or…

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Ban on Child Marriage Likely to Come Out of Ohio Legislature’s Lame-Duck Session

Ohio lawmakers have prioritized a list of bills they’d like to see hurried through the legislature in the lame-duck session that ends in December, and one of the most likely to pass is a ban on child marriage. With a list that includes abortion, gun laws and criminal-sentencing reform, one…

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Ben Shapiro to Testify at Ohio General Assembly in Support of Free Speech on Campus

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro will testify before the Ohio State House next week in support of a bill that would promote diversity of opinion and open debate on college campuses in the state. Shapiro, an attorney and best-selling author, is scheduled to testify at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in support of…

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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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