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West Va. Gov. Appoints Raleigh Judge To Supreme Court

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed a Raleigh County judge to serve a temporary term on the state Supreme Court. Justice announced on Wednesday he has appointed John A. Hutchison of Beckley to the high court. The court had a vacancy after the resignation of Justice Allen Loughry. Hutchison will… Read More

Ohio Senate Approves ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Abortion Ban

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Senate has approved a highly restrictive anti-abortion bill despite indications it has little chance of passage this year. The GOP-controlled Senate by an 18-13 vote Wednesday passed the measure banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually within a few weeks of conception. The legislation must return to… Read More

Why Might Lawmakers Send To Kasich Bills He Says He’ll Veto?

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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.  And if he vetoes them as promised, lawmakers would have to come back to vote on them again… Read More