Ohio lawmakers have been wrestling with how to make changes to the state’s Ed Choice private school voucher plan for more than a year. Too many schools and families have become eligible in recent years as the state has changed its school performance standards.
As always, Ohio's fall ballot features the presidential and Congressional races at the top, with contests for state legislature down below. The entire Ohio House and half the Senate, both of which are controlled by Republicans, are up this year.
Hearings are underway to consider Amy Coney Barrett as the next associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Republican leaders in Ohio are urging the U.S. Senate to confirm Barrett despite pushback from Democrats.
State Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House), president pro tempore of the Ohio Senate, has tested positive for COVID-19. Peterson, along with Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina), have placed themselves under quarantine.
At the Statehouse on Tuesday, both the Ohio House and Senate addressed the potential repeal of the controversial nuclear power plant bailout. As Democrats call for a quick repeal, Republicans moved ahead with a different approach.
Ohio House Republicans aren’t uniting behind a plan to impeach Gov. Mike DeWine over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. And if the conservative lawmakers want support from Democrats, they might be disappointed.
Ohio’s public schools are paid by the state to transport students who attend private, charter or community schools. But during the pandemic, some public school districts are not even transporting their own students.