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Dr. Richard Strauss
Associated Press

An Ohio House committee is resuming hearings on a proposal to enable survivors to sue Ohio State University over decades-old sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss. 

For the last decade, Ohio lawmakers were locked in heated debates over how the state should address energy generation, from bailing out nuclear to rolling back green energy standards. With a new law that does both of those on the books, House and Senate leaders are starting to turn their attention to a different energy debate: modernizing the power grid. 

Jills Dills speaking
Joe Dills

The Ohio Republican Party's governing body has taken back its endorsement of a state House candidate.

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The Ohio House passed a measure to phase-out the voucher program known as EdChoice, replacing it with school vouchers based on family income.

Dr. Richard Strauss
Associated Press

An Ohio House committee reacted quickly Monday to a scathing statement issued by Speaker Larry Householder about inaction on a bill to let people sue Ohio State University over claims of decades-old sexual abuse by a team doctor.

Ohio Senate president Larry Obhof is defending income tax cuts in their version of the budget, which must be finalized by this weekend.
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As the clock ticked down to a February 1 deadline for lawmakers to make a change to Ohio’s private school voucher program, the Ohio Senate approved a House measure to delay the issue.

Licking Heights High School freshmen take notes in a World History class taught by Amy Obhof..
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Talks on a deal to stop a huge increase in the number of Ohio public school buildings where students would qualify for private school vouchers are dragging on. Now the House Speaker is proposing a major overhaul of the voucher system.

House Speaker Larry Householder
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Republican leaders in the Senate have approved a deal that would stop a dramatic increase in the number of public school buildings where students will be eligible for private school vouchers.

A Democratic lawmaker is calling attention to a report that she says raises red flags over college affordability. The report pointed out several in-state colleges and universities with a low enrollment of students from low-income and working class families.

Two Republican Ohio House members want to introduce a bill soon that would eliminate the prevailing wage on construction projects. And that puts the GOP leader of that chamber in a spot.

For the first time in eight years, Ohio’s governor will deliver two consecutive State of the State speeches at the state capitol.

In February, Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) introduced a domestic violence protection law along with several of co-sponsors of the bill.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights) says her high-profile domestic violence bill is gaining momentum in the Ohio House. The bipartisan piece of legislation known as "Aisha's Law" looks to overhaul the way communities and law enforcement respond to reports of assault.

Ohio Senate and Ohio House signs at the Ohio Statehouse.
Dan Konik / Statehouse News Bureau

Starting on Thursday, every committee hearing at the Ohio Statehouse will be streamed live or recorded and broadcast later.

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A Democratic state lawmaker from Westerville has introduced a bill that would make using a cellphone while driving reason enough to pull someone over.

Ohio I Voted Stickers
John Minchillo / Associated Press

A pair of bills in the Ohio General Assembly would change the way people register to vote, making it an automatic process instead requiring them to fill out forms or go online. In both, people could still opt out of the process, although the two bills approach the problem differently.

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