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The Ohio House is predicted to pass a stand-your-ground bill this week, despite Gov. John Kasich's push for tighter gun regulations. The Governor threatened to veto the stand-your-ground bill if it gets to his desk, but the new Speaker of the House said he could overturn it. 

ECOT, Caught!

Apr 26, 2018
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Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state.

This week, Ohio Auditor and Republican Attorney General candidate Dave Yost faces criticism for his handling of whistleblower fraud allegations against the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, or ECOT. Plus, Gov. John Kasich looks to improve background checks and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor takes another step away from Kasich.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Apr 9, 2018
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State Rep. Michael Henne has introduced legislation backed by Gov. John  Kasich that incorporates six changes to Ohio gun laws. These changes include a "red flag" law that would allow family members, guardians, or police to confiscate weapons from those showing warning signs of violent behavior. 

Today, we'll also look at 'gag orders' on pharmacists, proposed wrongful imprisonment compensation changes, and the future of Ohio's medical marijuana dispensaries.