Kent Smith Ohio House Democrats Pick History-Making Leadership Team By Karen Kasler • Jan 23, 2019 The election of Republican Speaker Larry Householder caused a shakeup among Ohio House Democrats as well. They’ve now picked new leadership, and for the first time women make up a majority of that team. Ohio Lawmakers Approve Rape Kit Tracking System By Jo Ingles • Dec 6, 2018 Bob Hall / Flickr Bills can move quickly in the lame duck session of the legislature. That was the case with a bill that was pulled from consideration by lawmakers last week, but passed both chambers unanimously today. House Democrats Call For Halt To State Takeover Of Local Schools By Andy Chow • Nov 29, 2018 Columbus Neighborhoods / WOSU Democratic state lawmakers are using these last few weeks of session to try and eliminate school district takeovers by the state. This process has allowed the state to assign a CEO to take control of an academically failing district. Ohio House Passes Food Stamp Fraud Bills, Despite State Estimating No Savings By Karen Kasler • Nov 2, 2017 U.S. Department of Agriculture The Ohio House has passed a pair of bills requiring photos on electronic benefit cards, and checks on recipients' sources of income and immigration status. Tax Credits For Recording Music In Ohio? That's A Familiar Tune By Mitch Felan • May 15, 2017 Roger Mastroianni / Cleveland Institute of Music Given the success of Ohio’s Motion Picture Tax Credit, Ohio lawmakers are now trying to offer the same treatment to music recording.