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Abortion protesters at the Ohio Statehouse.
Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

A new Ohio bill would ban most private insurance coverage for abortions. Opponents say it would also ban effective methods of birth control.

Ohio House

A new bill in the Ohio House would crack down on elected officials at all levels who fail to show up to do those jobs. 

One of Ohio’s key supporters of the controversial anti-union measure “right to work” says he’s not going to push for it anymore. 

Rep. John Becker (R-Cincinnati) testifies before the House Finance Committee on his bill before a room packed with union members who oppose it.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Members of the Ohio House came back to work for their first day since the election to face a room packed with opponents of a bill on public employee unions. The bill may not go far, but union members were determined to show their opposition.

Ohio Reps. John Becker and Craig Riedel announce a new bill to make Ohio a right-to-work state.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Two of the more conservative Republican lawmakers at the Statehouse want to put six different issues before voters that would make Ohio a so-called “right to work” state and eliminate prevailing wage.

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.