Ohio Senate

Troy Balderson, Republican candidate for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, speaks to a crowd of supporters during an election night party Tuesday in Newark, Ohio.
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The Republican leader of the Ohio Senate says he’s confident that Central Ohio's new Congressman Troy Balderson will win in November, even as he’s announcing that Balderson’s replacement in the Senate won’t be picked until after the election.

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The Ohio House on Tuesday agreed with the Senate’s changes to a payday lending overhaul, sending the final bill to the governor’s office. Legislators voted 61-24 to approve the legislation, a relatively easy end to a contentious and often surprising political saga.

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State representatives plan on returning to Columbus this week to vote on the long-awaited payday lending bill. The legislation, if passed, would overhaul the way the industry is regulated in Ohio.

A man watches a baseball game in the sports book at the South Point hotel-casino, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Las Vegas.
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Some lawmakers are looking for a way to bring legal sports betting to Ohio. The move is in reaction to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, allowing states administer gambling on sports.

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Credit unions are disagreeing with claims that they will directly benefit from a new bill that’s written to crack down on the payday lending industry. As the credit unions argue, they’re already operating from a different, tough set of rules.

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On today's show we discuss the consequences of the enormous amount of plastic disgarded everyday, alternative options available for use, and a bill that is currently making its way through the Ohio Senate concerning the issue.

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A bill to overhaul the payday lending industry in Ohio is heading back to the House after the Senate approved the legislation with some changes. Consumer advocates are touting this as sensible reform while lenders argue this will put them out of business.

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The Ohio Senate is introducing changes to a payday lending crackdown that passed the House by a big margin. Supporters of the legislation say it will help shutdown predatory lending and a cycle of debt.

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In the wake of a high-profile freezer failure at a fertility clinic, Ohio legislators are considering legislation that would make the state a leader when it comes to regulating how clinics store and handle frozen embryos.

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Parents of children in daycares throughout Ohio sometimes don’t know when those facilities have been found by the state to have engaged in unsafe behavior. But a bill that’s working its way through the state legislature is designed to change that. 

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Before this Independence Day, many fireworks retailers in Ohio abandoned the form that buyers were been required to sign, saying they’d take their purchases out of state to set them off.

Medina Republican Larry Obhof
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on union dues caused a national stir, and sent a shock wave to labor groups in Ohio.

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, we discuss the Supreme Court's decision on public employee unions and the possible conflicts of interest in the sexual harassment investigation of state Sen. Bill Seitz.

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Ohio's Senate leader says senators won't be able to pass a payday lending bill before breaking for the summer.

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A legislative compromise aimed at reining in abuses by high-volume dog breeders while heading off a ballot effort to place puppy mill restrictions in the state's Constitution is headed to Gov. John Kasich.

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