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After arrests, repeal looms over HB 6

State Senator Sean J. O’Brien, D-Bazetta, has announced he will introduce legislation to repeal House Bill 6. His announcement comes after allegations that the bill’s passage last year was linked to a $61 million bribery scheme involving House of Representatives...

New Legislation Addresses Police Reform and Vandalism

COLUMBUS, Ohio — In the wake of the death of George Floyd and the protests that have followed, state representatives on both sides of the aisle have introduced bills to reform policing and hold violent protesters accountable. Democrats and Republicans who spoke with...

Stretch of I-475 Renamed For War Hero

COLUMBUS — The stretch of I-475/U.S. 23 between Hill Avenue and State Route 2 will be redubbed the Sgt. Alex Drabik Memorial Highway in honor of the late World War II hero under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Mike DeWine. The designation will honor the first...

Bipartisan Bicycle Safety Legislation Signed Into Law

Rep. Sheehy (D-Oregon) today celebrated the signing into law of House Bill 154, legislation he introduced to improve safety standards for cyclists in Ohio. The bill, which was joint-sponsored by Rep. Michael Henne (R-Clayton) and passed both the House and Senate with...

Sheehy Congratulates Local Leaders On Statewide Social Justice Awards

Following today’s announcement of the state’s Martin Luther King Jr. Award winners, State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) congratulated the four Lucas County award recipients, two of which are from the 46th House District which is represented by Sheehy in the...

Right-to-work Proposals Don’t Help Families

Just as the state legislature was finalizing its work for 2017, two Republican legislators were tying a bow on a package of the most dangerous and divisive proposed workplace restrictions our state has ever seen. The package is a gift of sorts for out-of-state...