Equality Ohio Pressures Senate President Obhof by Helping Pass LGBT Ordinance in His Hometown

  MEDINA, Ohio — The Medina City Council, all men, voted five to two Monday night in favor of Ordinance No. 112-19, which prohibits “discriminatory conduct on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.” The ordinance applies to housing, employment, and public accommodations. Ordinance No. 111-19 also…

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Ohio Budget Process Stalls, House and Senate Vote to Extend

  The Ohio House of Representatives met for a short, Sunday evening session to approve two bills and reject Senate amendments to a third. They were operating under a June 30 deadline for passage of the biennial budget, House Bill 166, and the budget for the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation…

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‘Deadline’ May Pass As Ohio House and Senate Hit Impasse on HB 6

  First Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of First Energy, told legislators that June 30 was their deadline for getting House Bill 6 passed. The company insists it will need time to purchase fuel rods and after June it will be too late. They are threatening to close the Davis-Besse nuclear…

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Concerns Arise About Whether Ohio Will Pass Budget by June 30 Deadline: ‘We Are Stuck’

  The Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate are still negotiating the biennium budget, House Bill 166. Conference Committee members continued meeting Friday and Saturday before the looming Sunday deadline. One state representative who wished to remain anonymous told The Ohio Star that the House is planning to meet…

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Ohio Value Voters Expose Graphic Planned Parenthood Sex Ed in Schools

  WARREN COUNTY, Ohio – Residents gathered at Pure Ministries Fellowship Church in Maineville on Thursday to hear from John and Diane Stover of Ohio Value Voters (OVV). They were joined by special guest Catherine Wood, president of Relationships Under Construction, an organization that provides healthy relationship education to students in Ohio…

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Ohio Is Third Worst in the Nation for Regulations, But SB 1 Would Change That

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) spoke enthusiastically about Senate Bill 1 Wednesday morning at an “off-the-record” meeting of center-right groups, but his office gave The Ohio Star express permission to share his presentation. Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) was created to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses in…

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Opponents Fight Legislators’ Attempts to Eliminate Testing of Founding Documents

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – Opponents spoke out against House Bill 239 (HB 239) Tuesday evening at the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee meeting.  The bill, jointly sponsored by Republican State Rep. Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) and Democratic State Rep. Erica Crawley (D-Columbus), would eliminate four of the seven end-of-course exams. Two of…

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