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State Reps. Reggie Stoltzfus (R-Paris Twp.) and Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) speak at the press conference announcing their planned legislation.
Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

Two Ohio Republican lawmakers say they’re working on a bill that would ban transgender athletes from competing on female teams in high schools and colleges.

Katie Groezinger, a cosmetology student, colors hair using a technique known as balayage at The Spa School in Worthington.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

A bill in the Statehouse is reigniting the contentious debate over licensing requirements for cosmetologists and barbers. The legislation would cut up to 500 hours of instructional time for people trying to get a cosmetology or barbers license

Rep. Rick Carfagna (R-Westerville) says a new bill in the Ohio Statehouse would increase penalties for johns and pimps.
Ohio House

Ohio lawmakers are proposing a new bill to bring tougher penalties against people who recruit and force others into prostitution, as well as the "johns" who pay for it.

Morgan Harper at her campaign kick off Monday. She's running for Ohio's 3rd Congressional District.
Nick Evans / WOSU

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how the progressive wing of the Democratic Party is working to build on the successful campaigns of politicians such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).

Morgan Harper, a 36-year-old first-time candidate who is challenging incumbent Rep. Joyce Beatty, joins the show.