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There’s a law that’s been on the books that designates part of Election Day as a state holiday, but one Democratic state lawmaker says it’s not being followed.


The Ohio House overwhelmingly passed a bill to adopt a model curriculum for schools to use to teach cursive handwriting to elementary school kids.

Ohio House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn
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After seven weeks without voting sessions, the full Ohio House will vote on Wednesday on a new Speaker.

And because no candidate secured 50 votes among the 65-member Republican caucus, votes from Democrats could be important. But most Democrats say they won’t help out any Republican candidate.

Ohio Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain)

A Democratic state lawmaker has proposed a tax credit that could alleviate a lot of college costs for Ohio students.

Senator Charleta Tavares and backers of her sexual harassment bill at the Ohio Statehouse.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Some state lawmakers are backing a new bill to reform sexual harassment training standards for themselves and their colleagues. But the bill is missing something critical for it to pass.

Ohio Statehouse in Columbus
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It’s highly likely Ohio voters will get to vote on a new way to draw Ohio’s Congressional districts map in May. The House approved a plan Tuesday that passed the Senate unanimously the night before.

The passage comes in time for lawmakers to make the February 7 deadline for putting the issue before voters in May.

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While the Trump administration struggles with disaster response, Northeast Ohio’s Puerto Rican community is welcoming children displaced by Hurricane Maria and trying to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Ohio Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain)

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions threw down an ultimatum to so-called sanctuary cities and states, either work with the federal immigration enforcement or lose grant funding. But House Democrats aren’t budging.