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Bipartisan bill would ensure privacy for sensitive information
January 31, 2014

State Reps. Heather Bishoff (D-Blacklick) and Robert Hackett (R-London) on Thursday introduced a bipartisan measure to clarify social media privacy laws for students, school employees and school districts. 

Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness & Education Day legislation passes House
January 30, 2014

On Wednesday, Rep. Mike Sheehy (D-Oregon) announced the passage of House Bill 399, legislation which designates the first Friday in May as Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness & Education Day. The bill was inspired by a constituent in the district who testified before the Toledo opioid sub-committee hearing over the summer.

Miserable job growth reflects policies that invest in wealthiest, ignore average Ohioans
January 24, 2014
Middle-class Ohioans still waiting on Kasich's 'Ohio Miracle'
January 24, 2014
Latest job numbers highlight need to focus on economic opportunity for all
January 24, 2014
Average Ohioans struggle to get by while GOP invests in wealthy
January 24, 2014
Abysmal job numbers prompt need for common-sense solutions
January 24, 2014
Potentially unconstitutional execution prompts lawmakers to call for pause
January 23, 2014

State Reps. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) sent a letter to Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday calling on him to impose a moratorium on executions in Ohio to further review the new execution drug combination policy and provide a thorough report of last Thursday’s execution. This comes after last week’s controversial execution, in which the State used an untested two-drug lethal injection method. The family of inmate Dennis McGuire plans to file federal lawsuit against the state, citing the U.S. constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

Legislators introduce bill to name U.S. Route 20 after WWI Vets
January 23, 2014

State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) and State Sen. Capri Cafaro (D-Hubbard) today announced a measure to honor local World War I veterans. The lawmakers recently introduced legislation to designate a portion of U.S. Route 20, between Ashtabula and North Kingsville, as the “World War I Veterans Highway.”

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