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Candice Keller

Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled his STRONG Ohio plan in front of law enforcement, mental health professionals and state officials in October.
Daniel Konik / Ohio Public Radio

A quarter of the Ohio House,  all Republicans, have signed on to a new “Stand Your Ground” self-defense bill introduced last week.

Seth Perlman / Associated Press

A conservative Ohio lawmaker has reintroduced the "Stand Your Ground" self-defense bill. A similar bill was introduced last year, after a veto fight with former Gov. John Kasich resulted in a stripped-down version that eventually passed.

The Butler County Democratic Party wants an investigation into state Rep. Candice Keller (R-Middletown), saying she potentially violated ethics rules by sponsoring a bill that would directly benefit an anti-abortion health center she runs in Southwest Ohio. 

State Rep. Candice Keller (R-Middletown)
Ohio House

The leader of the Ohio Democratic Party is criticizing a bill to give tax credits to people who donate to non-profit “crisis pregnancy centers,” which steer women away from abortion.

'Heartbeat Bill' Back Before Ohio Lawmakers

Feb 12, 2019
This photo taken June 5, 2012, outside the statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, shows a large balloon in support of the "Heartbeat Bill."
Ann Sanner / Associated Press

Republican lawmakers in Ohio proposed again on Monday one of the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation, and this time around, they have the governor's support.

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.