Paul Zeltwanger

Andrea Duncan protests the closure of Ohio businesses at the Statehouse.
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A group of Republican lawmakers pre-empted Gov. Mike DeWine in announcing a framework for reopening Ohio’s economy, followed soon after by a plan from Democrat legislators.

The Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus on March 26, 2020.
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More than 226,000 people – over a quarter of a million Ohioans – filed for unemployment in just the last week. Nearly 700,000 Ohioans have filed in the last three weeks.

Ohio House

Two Ohio Republican lawmakers introduced a bill that they say would protect the rights of parents who oppose efforts to help their transgender children transition. But LGBTQ rights groups have come out strongly against the proposal.