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A sign displays information about the filming of scenes for the John Travolta movie I Am Wrath being shot inside the Ohio Statehouse on March 18, 2015.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the fight over the film tax credit. John Daugherty of the Greater Columbus Film Commission, joins the show.

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press

For his first bill as governor, Mike DeWine signed a measure that corrects what lawmakers believed to be an oversight in last year’s self-defense gun bill. An oversight that could’ve resulted in banning shotguns and rifles, such as AR-15’s.

Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine reviews his prepared comments ahead of a primary election night event, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.
Bryan Woolston / Associated Press

For the first time in eight years, Ohio gets a new governor on Monday. Its 70th governor, to be exact. But Mike DeWine is hardly a new face for Ohioans.

Lisa Marie Pane / AP

Ohio Senate president Larry Obhof (R-Medina) said he's open to discussing two high-profile gun laws when the General Assembly returns next year: the "Stand Your Ground" bill and the "red flag law."

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press

This was the year Ohio saw a dramatic tone shift when it comes to gun policies – at least when it came to Gov. John Kasich.

Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press

The Ohio General Assembly has voted to override Gov. John Kasich’s veto on, HB 228, a bill that would revamp the way the state handles self-defense cases in court.

The stage is set for one last battle between lawmakers and Gov. John Kasich after he vetoed three bills in the past month. The House says it plans to take at least one veto override vote, which could include the self-defense gun bill.

Sherrod Who?

Dec 20, 2018
Sherrod Brown
Phil Long / AP

In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how Sen. Sherrod Brown faired in a recent poll about possible Democratic candidates for president. Quinnipiac pollster Peter Brown joins the show.

Gov. Kasich Vetoes Self-Defense Gun Bill

Dec 20, 2018
Ohio Governor John Kasich
Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

Gov. John Kasich has vetoed a pro-gun bill, HB 228, that would have changed the way self-defense cases play out in court, shifting the burden from the defense to the prosecution.

Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press

As state lawmakers race toward the end of this lame duck legislative session, they’ve been considering two bills that Gov. John Kasich opposes: the six-week “Heartbeat Bill” abortion ban and the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense bill. 

Rep. Smith speaks during Ohio House session on April 11, 2018.
Ohio House

State lawmakers could return during their holiday break to override vetoes on the 'Heartbeat Bill' abortion bill and on a so-called "Stand Your Ground" self-defense bill, though removed the "stand your ground" provision opposed by Gov. John Kasich.

The Republican leader of the House is suggesting there may be another veto in the works that they could push back on.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is disappointed with the legislation he’s seeing pushed through the Ohio General Assembly, such as efforts going into the “Stand Your Ground Bill” and “Heartbeat Bill.” He says these polarizing issues end up reflecting poorly on the state.

Opponents of Heartbeat Bill gather on the Statehouse steps, a few hours before a hearing on the bill in a Senate committee.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the flurry of legislation blowing through the General Assembly.

The controversial legislation no longer includes an elimination of the "duty to retreat" for people who find themselves in threatening situations. Opponents argued that removing that language from Ohio code would make it for people to use lethal force in self-defense.

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press

Republican senators are planning to discuss the possible changes they would like to make to HB 228, the so-called "Stand Your Ground" bill, which might include more specific language on when to use lethal force in self-defense situations.