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Protesting Infrastructure

Nov 4, 2019

State lawmakers across the country are mulling model legislation intended to discourage protests at so-called critical infrastructure projects such as oil and gas pipelines. 

Supporters say the idea is to protect property and safety. Opponents say the idea is to stifle free speech. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the right to protest at critical infrastructure projects. 




Bill Would Make Ohio Students Learn Cursive By Fifth Grade

Feb 21, 2017

Some state lawmakers want to bring back cursive handwriting as a requirement in Ohio's elementary schools.


Ohio lawmakers are moving quickly to override a state Supreme Court ruling that prosecutors fear could delay and shorten sentences for suspects caught with cocaine.

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Lawmakers in Ohio have proposed a law that would remove sales taxes from feminine hygiene products.

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Ohio's legislative leaders are hosting lobbyists at back-to-back Florida fundraisers days before state budget deliberations begin.

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A new committee of state lawmakers has been tapped to review Ohio's unemployment compensation system.

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A legislative proposal to regulate medical marijuana through Ohio's pharmacy board is being scrapped over concerns the rare setup nationally would create an undue burden on the state.

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A $2.6 billion capital budget bill that funds a range of improvements to school buildings and roads statewide is slated for a vote by the Ohio House.

Legislation is being proposed in the Ohio House that would require people to surrender firearms to law enforcement agencies if they've been convicted of domestic violence or served with a civil protection order.

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Radio spots are airing across Ohio that warn against an impending vote by state lawmakers that would extend term limits - only no such vote is imminent.

The Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus.

Majority Republicans in the Ohio House plan to unveil new legislation following the state attorney general's investigation into Planned Parenthood facilities.

Two bills pending in Ohio's House and Senate are pitting big hair salons against cosmetology schools as lawmakers propose eliminating the state's mandate requiring someone with a manager's license on salon premises at all times.

The identical bills seek a variety of regulatory changes, but the manager's license debate has divided the industry.

The Ohio House is slated to vote Tuesday on a bill to expand the state's concealed weapons law to allow guns in places such as colleges and day cares and on private aircraft.

A bill that seeks to divert more than $1 million in government funding away from Planned Parenthood was slated for votes in the Ohio House, as opponents planned to rally against the potential changes at the Statehouse.

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Policy groups on the right and left say Ohio lawmakers are undermining attempts to reduce the state's prison population by continuing to introduce tough-on-crime bills that have the opposite effect.