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Ohio House and Senate Democrats are calling on legislative leaders to pass a slew of bills they believe will reduce domestic violence and protect victims.

Ohio Lawmakers Advance Bill To Raise Driving Age For Teens

Oct 30, 2019
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Ohio teenagers hoping to get behind the wheel will have to wait a bit longer under a bill that will undergo a full House vote.

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Ohio State senators will soon take up a House-passed bill that its sponsor says will clarify descriptions of school and local levies and other property tax issues before voters. But opponents say it will make it harder for those money questions to pass.

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A conservative Ohio lawmaker has reintroduced the "Stand Your Ground" self-defense bill. A similar bill was introduced last year, after a veto fight with former Gov. John Kasich resulted in a stripped-down version that eventually passed.

Boxes of tampons are displayed in a pharmacy, Monday, March 7, 2016, in New York.
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A proposal repealing Ohio's sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products is headed to the governor.

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A new bill in the Ohio Legislature could ensure you spend less time at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

A plan is being introduced at the Ohio Statehouse that would not only help union workers in any future strikes, but could also benefit the General Motors workers in their current strike.

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Lawmakers have introduced a bill in the Ohio House that would expand rights for LGBTQ people by protecting access to housing, employment and public accommodations.

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder
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The Ohio House unanimously decided to bring back income tax breaks for lobbyists and lawyers after the professions were excluded in the state budget.

House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) and House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) unveil new cameras installed in a committee room in March.
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House Democrats are calling on the Speaker to add protections for LGBTQ members and staffers to the chamber’s employee handbook. A recent draft of the guidelines left sexual orientation and gender identity off the list of protected traits.

Rep. Phil Plummer, right, (R-Dayton) and Rep. D.J. Swearingen (R-Huron) speak about their bill to add more information in the databased used for background checks in gun sales.
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A pair of Ohio House Republicans are pushing for a bill that would mandate better reporting into the database used for background checks on gun sales. They say it's an important step in addressing gun violence.

Rep. Smith speaks during Ohio House session on April 11, 2018.
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The former speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives will be leaving the Ohio legislature soon to take a leadership post in higher education.

A man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette.
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An Ohio lawmaker has introduced a bill banning the sale of flavored vaping products as concerns grow about health effects of vaping.

Ohio lawmakers passed a law in 2006 that prevented local governments from passing any gun laws that are more restrictive than those enacted at the state level, and when cities challenged it, the Ohio Supreme Court upheld the law. Now, there’s a move afoot to change it.

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Ohio Senate Republicans have made several big changes to a House bill, HB154, that would repeal and replace the process used to takeover failing schools. 

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