As the football season picks up, we explore the effects of injuries players take on in the gridiron. New science on diagnosing a brain disease afflicting players is making headlines. We look at the impact that stands to have on the game.
The Senate has unanimously approved a bill called, “Judy’s Law.” It increases penalties and adds times onto sentences if an accelerant is used to intentionally disfigure a victim by setting that person on fire.
The issue of faith comes into state politics in issues such as abortion and health care. But faith leaders came to the Statehouse on Wednesday to speak out on another issue that hasn’t seen much action in nearly a decade: Payday lending.
More than 71 percent of Ohio voters supported a new bipartisan system to redraw state legislative district lines. Issue 1 tackled gerrymandering at the Statehouse and won in all 88 counties in 2015. The issue was ultimately put on the backburner, with no action being taken by legislators in the Ohio House and Senate.
Dozens of the more than 1,000 bills proposed in the House and Senate this year passed in the lame duck session in the last two weeks. Among the bills that didn't make it, was one that aspired to put an end to the lame-duck session itself.
A bill that would ban abortion at the point a fetal heartbeat can be detected was passed late last night in the Ohio House. That vote came a few hours after it was suddenly approved in the Senate. And it got through the legislature in an unexpected way.
The state’s top leaders are squaring off on a bill to change Ohio’s green energy policies, and the clock is ticking – a two year freeze on the state’s renewable energy standards for electric utilities expires in a few weeks.