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Frank LaRose Wants To Modernize Voter Roll Removal Process

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Newly-sworn in Secretary of State Frank LaRose is already making his pitch to Ohio lawmakers for his biggest legislative priorities. Among the top issues, modernizing the voter removal process, which right now allows registrations to be removed after six years of inactivity. LaRose says he’s legally obligated to maintain an accurate voter list. But he… Read More

Broadband Internet Bill Advances In W.Va. House

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Legislation aimed at expanding high-speed wireless and broadband internet development in West Virginia has advanced in the House of Delegates. The House committee on technology and infrastructure approved the bill Wednesday and forwarded it to the House judiciary committee. The bill would allow broadband providers to install updated technologies on existing… Read More

Ohio House Democrats To Pick New Leaders After Speaker Battle Fallout

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Ohio House Democrats will pick a new leadership team next week, more than a week after their leader resigned in the fallout from the battle over which Republican would be Speaker. Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) resigned on Friday, after voting for now-former Speaker Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell), who lost the overall House vote to Speaker Larry Householder… Read More

West Virginia: Proposal To Give $10M For Trump’s Border Wall


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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some lawmakers in drug-ravaged West Virginia want to pitch in millions of dollars for President Donald Trump’s wall-building effort along the U.S.-Mexico border. The GOP-led House of Delegates issued a statement Monday that a bill planned by three delegates would divert $10 million from West Virginia’s current $186 million budget surplus… Read More

Update: Mike DeWine Urges Optimism for Ohio at Inauguration

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Update 1:40 p.m. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – New Republican Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s beginning his four-year term with great optimism about Ohio’s future and a commitment to hearing others’ ideas and perspectives. But he told the audience at his Statehouse inauguration Monday not to mistake that for lack of vision or resolve. DeWine led… Read More

DeWine Plans Executive Orders Immediately After Being Sworn In

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Mike DeWine says Ohioans won’t have to wait long to see some of what he’s going to do as governor. DeWine has talked up children’s initiatives and the opioid crisis as priorities in his agenda and his budget, and introduced cabinet members key to those plans. But he’s also planning to issue several executive orders right after he… Read More

Kentucky Lawmakers Unveil School-Safety Measure

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky lawmakers have unveiled a school-safety measure, nearly a year after two students died in a school shooting at a high school in the state. The measure calls for hiring a state school security marshal. The bill’s sponsors say the goal is to instill greater accountability for school safety. The measure… Read More

Kentucky Lawmakers Push Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers have introduced a bill to legalize medical marijuana, including a Republican state senator who said he “smoked a joint” when he was diagnosed with cancer seven years ago. Republican state Sen. Dan Seum said he was given a bottle of OxyContin seven years ago when… Read More