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The Environmental Defense Fund sees Ohio as going in the opposite direction of most other states when it comes to supporting green energy.

Former Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger
Ohio House

In between campaigning and legislating, state lawmakers also found themselves in the middle of some high profile drama and scandal in 2018, including a leadership fight that continued through the end of the year.

A veteran conservative lawmaker wants a raise – and wants his elected colleagues at the local, county and state levels to get one too.  And he says it’s urgent that the idea moves forward right away.

Ohio House

Two Democratic women state representatives have asked the Ohio Attorney General to reopen a sexual harassment investigation into state Rep. Bill Seitz.

US Supreme Court
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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.

Ohio House

Campaign finance filings show an outside law firm that cleared one of Ohio's most powerful state lawmakers of a sexual harassment allegation in April gave to the politician's campaign while the probe was ongoing.

Ohio House

Records show a powerful Ohio lawmaker was quietly cleared in a sexual harassment investigation conducted by his longtime former law firm, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press.

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The Ohio House has overwhelmingly passed long-awaited payday loan legislation meant to close loopholes those lenders use to charge high interest rates.

payday lending sign
Tony Webster / Flickr

A bill to crack down on payday lending passed an Ohio House committee without any changes, a week after the House Speaker resigned and a vote on the bill was halted.

payday lending sign
Tony Webster / Flickr

Ohio House Republicans balked at passing a bill to reform the payday lending industry just hours after Cliff Rosenberger, the top Republican leader, stepped down amid an FBI inquiry.

Ohio lawmakers Kathleen Clyde, Michele Lapore-Hagan, Teresa Fedor and Nickie Antonio call for the resignation of Bill Seitz.
Shane Walker

Four Democratic women in the Ohio Legislature are calling on Ohio House speaker to take action against a key Republican lawmaker for derogatory comments he recently made at a going away party for a former staffer.

State Sen. Nicki Antonio (D-Lakewood)
Ohio House

Two Republican state lawmakers have issued apologies for disparaging remarks they made earlier this week at a roast for a departing employee earlier this week. But some lawmakers are demanding more than apologies – they want a change in the culture they say is prevalent in the general assembly.

Sen. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati)
Ohio Senate

Two state representatives have formally apologized for derogatory comments they made at a going away party earlier this week – comments that had other lawmakers fuming and calling for an investigation.

Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force

Lawmakers in the Ohio General Assembly are landing on different sides of a debate over the criminal records of human trafficking victims. The question? What measures the state should take to conceal, and even wipe, out those records.

Ohio House Approves Bill That Would Legalize Fireworks

Oct 12, 2017
Fireworks packages in store
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For decades, customers at fireworks stores in Ohio have had to sign forms promising they will leave the state before setting them off. Now, the Ohio House has passed a bill that would loosen state regulations on fireworks sales.

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