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Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (R-Ohio) at new Google Data Center in New Albany.

With New Google Data Center, Husted Calls Columbus ‘Tech Hub’ of Midwest

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Google broke ground on a new $600 million data center in New Albany, a central Ohio suburb. The data center is expected to generate about 50 jobs within the next few years. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (R-Ohio) says the new development is a large display of investment from Google which will impact the local economy…. Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine Says Addressing Increase in Uninsured Children is a Priority

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There are about 133,000 children in Ohio that do not have health care insurance, according to a report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The study analyzed census data from 2016 to 2018 and found Ohio had the fifth largest rate of increase of uninsured children. Researchers found this was a national trend with… Read More

Rep. Jamie Callender (R-Concord) accepts more than 800,000 signatures for an informal petition calling for Ohio to ban foreign investments in energy generation.

HB6 Sponsor Now Seeking Ban on Certain Foreign Investments

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Republican House members are sponsoring a resolution that would prohibit foreign businesses and individuals from having a majority ownership in things like power plants, power lines, pipelines, and water. The Ohio Critical Infrastructure Protection Amendment would have to be approved by voters. The sponsors, Rep. Jamie Callender (R-Concord) and Rep. Don Manning (R-New Middletown), would like… Read More

HB6 Referendum petitioner collects signatures on Otterbein University's campus.

Federal Judge Declines Extension for Nuclear Bailout Referendum

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U.S. District Court Judge Edmund Sargus has rejected the request from Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, the anti-nuclear power plant bailout group, to have more time to collect signatures. The group was trying to put the controversial law, HB6, up for a vote on next year’s ballot. Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts already missed the deadline and did not… Read More

Perry Nuclear Power Plant

Anti-Nuclear Bailout Group Argues for More Time to Collect Signatures

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Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts revealed in a U.S. District Court hearing that they fell far short of the signatures needed to qualify for a potential referendum on the nuclear bailout bill, created through HB6. The group was trying to put a referendum of HB6 on next year’s ballot and needed 265,774 valid signatures in order… Read More

Rachael Belz, Ohio Citizen Action, collects signatures for the HB6 Referendum at Land Grant Brewery. This was one of several public events the referendum group held to collect signatures.

Nuclear Bailout Law to Go Into Effect After Referendum Group Misses Deadline

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The anti-nuclear bailout group, Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, did not turn in their collected signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office by the deadline set in order to hold a referendum. However, the group is hoping a federal court will rule in favor of their request to extend the deadline in order for them… Read More

Gene Pierce, Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, talks to journalists outside of the federal courthouse in downtown Columbus.

Anti-Nuclear Bailout Group Argues Against Opponent Tactics In Federal Court

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Opponents of the nuclear power plant bailout are waiting for a ruling from a federal judge after arguing for more time to circulate referendum petitions to put the law onto next year’s ballot. Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts told the judge that a state elections law that requires them to file what’s known as “Form 15”… Read More

Demonstrators gather during an anti-gun violence march held outside of the Ohio Statehouse.

DeWine Prepares To Release Specifics On Gun Background Checks, “Red Flag Law”

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Gov. Mike DeWine plans to reveal on Monday the official bill language on expanded background checks and red-flag gun confiscation two major issues that have been at the center of heated debate in the aftermath of the Dayton mass shooting. It was early August when hundreds of people chanted “Do Something” as Gov. Mike DeWine took… Read More

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announces the new study.

Ohio Putting $1.6M Toward Genetic Study Of Addiction

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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is backing a study to take an in-depth look at the genetic factors behind substance use disorder. Yost believes this will be a critical step towards data-based prevention efforts. Yost says the common approach to the opioid epidemic is referred to as a three-legged stool; law enforcement, treatment, education/prevention. But… Read More

Attorney General Dave Yost

Yost’s Fight To Pause Opioid Lawsuit Continues Despite Latest Settlement

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Although Cuyahoga County and Summit County just reached another lawsuit with an opioids manufacturer, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says there’s still time for the court to hear his argument to pause the landmark opioid court case for thousands of local government in order for the state’s case to go first. Cuyahoga and Summit counties announced a $20… Read More