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The Ohio Statehouse in December 2020

Bill To Limit DeWine’s Health Orders Passes In Ohio Senate

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican lawmakers passed through the Senate the latest legislative action aimed at limiting the emergency powers of Ohio’s governor. A Senate bill introduced last month by lawmakers would establish “checks and balances” on fellow GOP Gov. Mike DeWine’s ability to issue and keep in place executive action during an emergency. The… Read More

Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) takes the oath as Speaker after his election to that office on July 30.

House Speaker’s ‘Boy Scout’ Reputation Comes With Murky Past

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There were some whispers among the Republican caucus that Bob Cupp should be the person to lead the Ohio House. It was 2018. The federal investigation into the previous House speaker had left the dais empty for months and the chamber at a standstill. But Cupp, who has served in all three branches… Read More