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Several unions representing workers at the state's two nuclear plants are objecting to a new bankruptcy plan by FirstEnergy Solutions, saying the energy generator's latest filing would not honor union contracts.

voting booths
John Minchillo / Associated Press

A group has filed paperwork in Ohio for an ballot issue to get rid of the Electoral College and award the presidency to the candidate who actually gets the most votes.

House Speaker Larry Householder and Minority Leader Fred Strahorn at the Ohio Speaker Dias after Householder was elected Speaker of the House.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio House Democrats will pick a new leadership team next week, nearly a week after their leader resigned in the fallout from the battle over which Republican would be Speaker.

Ohio Statehouse Legislative Chamber
Bob Hall / Flickr

The behind-the-scenes battle over who will lead the Republican-dominated Ohio House next year isn’t just between supporters of current Speaker Ryan Smith and former speaker Larry Householder.

Speaker Pro Tempore Kirk Schuring leads a House Session on March 21, 2018.
Ohio House

There still aren’t any voting sessions scheduled in the Ohio House this week. But the leader of majority Republicans has put forward a new way to end the impasse.

Rep. Smith speaks during Ohio House session on April 11, 2018.
Ohio House

Ohio House sessions for this week have, once again, been cancelled due to controversy over who will be the next speaker. The fight that’s been brewing between majority Republicans in the House is now affecting the business of the legislature, and is leading to some sharp party infighting.

Ohio House Speaker Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell, left) and Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) are set for a second battle to be the next speaker of the Ohio House.
Ohio House

This Tuesday’s primary election could have a big impact on who gets elected by state lawmakers to be the House Speaker next week.

Former Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger
Ohio House

Some Democratic lawmakers want an independent investigation into what prompted former House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger to resign.

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Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein and state Rep. David Leland are criticizing HB 228, a measure that would establish Ohio as a "Stand Your Ground" state while limiting local gun control measures.

Workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site near Burlington, Pa., in Bradford County.
Ralph Wilson / AP

A Central Ohio lawmaker is seeking a ban on fracking in certain parts of the state. The proposal follows the first meeting of the Ohio Oil and Gas Leasing Commission, which regulates this type of drilling.

gun free zone decal
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

The debate over gun-free zones is back in full swing at the Statehouse as lawmakers argue which should take precedence: the rights of gun owners or the rights of property owners.

Tax form
Ken Teegardin / Flickr Creative Commons

One of the most liberal state lawmakers in Ohio is teaming up with one of the most conservative on a bill to do away with a marriage tax penalty. 

A group of white supremacists gather in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Robert Thivierge / Flickr Creative Commons

Democrats in the state Legislature are supporting a new bill that would officially denounce white nationalists and neo-Nazis.

Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus)
KAREN KASLER / Ohio Public Radio

A resolution that would make Ohio the 10th state to demand a convention of states to amend the U.S. Constitution is raising concerns among some state lawmakers.