Leftovers For Legislators

Dec 5, 2019

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss what's been going on at the Statehouse while so many eyes are focused on impeachment.

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On this week's episode:

Do Something?

Nearly four months have passed since the Dayton mass shooting and Gov. Mike DeWine’s promise to do something to strengthen gun regulations. So far, nothing has been enacted.

There were hearings this week on some gun proposals. There was a debate over the legal penality if you sell a gun without a background check and that person shoots someone.

A "Stand Your Ground" bill, which elimiates the duty to retreat in public places before using lethal force, is also being considered.

Too Far For Anti-Abortion Activists?

Ohio seems to be the national model for extreme abortion regulations. The New York Times recently profiled our state and the latest bill, a blanket ban of all abortions.

The Republican proposal would charge doctors with murder if they performed an abortion. Doctors would also have to try to transplant an ectopic pregnancy, which is when a fertilized egg emplants in the fallopian tube - but there is no medical evidence the transplantation procedure is possible.

Some conservatives fear that laws that are too extreme will work against the long-term goal of getting a case to the Supreme Court and legalizing abortion bans.

John Kasich GPS

Snollygoster's segment tracking our former governor is back. Previously, we covered his campaign for president and numerous TV appearences. Now, he's making the rounds giving lucrative speeches. 

Laura Bischoff of the Dayton Daily News recently reported that Miami University paid Kasich $40,000 to give a speech on civility. Miami might have gotten a discount, however, as The University of Florida reportedly paid Kasich $60,000 for a speech back in January.

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