After Delay, Senate to Consider DeVos’s Nomination as Education Secretary Today COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has failed for six years to collect $5.3 million in fines and fees owed to Ohio taxpayers by billionaire Betsy DeVos’s political action committee — but he can surely track her down at her Senate committee hearing
Ohio Supreme Court Justice DeWine Could Hear Upcoming Case Involving His Father, Attorney General Mike DeWine COLUMBUS — In his first month on the job, newly installed Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine will face his first ethical test of whether he should deliberate on a case involving his father, state Attorney General Mike DeWine.
Senate to Consider DeVos’s Nomination as Education Secretary on Wednesday COLUMBUS — Billionaire Betsy DeVos will go before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions this Wednesday for consideration as Secretary of Education, but she still owes Ohio taxpayers $5.3 million in fines and fees — a debt that Ohio Republican officials have
Democrats Applaud Long-Awaited Action Making It Easier for Ohioans to Register, Call for Automatic Voter Registration COLUMBUS — As of Jan. 1, Ohioans can now use an online portal to register to vote — but the system requires a voter to have an Ohio driver’s license or state identification card, which means that many eligible
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party today released the following statement in response to Gov. John Kasich’s vetoes of House Bill 554 and Senate Bill 329: “Ohio Democrats are focused on jobs, jobs, jobs — and these two bills would have been disastrous for Ohio jobs and workers,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper.
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper on Gov. John Kasich signing Senate Bill 331 into law: “We’re disappointed that Governor Kasich gave into corporate special interests and lobbyists for the puppy mill industry by signing Senate Bill 331. This bill was a last-minute sneak attack on Ohio
“Tort Reform” Legislation Backed By Husted, Taylor, Faber And Stivers Denies Full Justice For Rape Victim COLUMBUS — The Republican majority on the Ohio Supreme Court this week ruled against a woman who was raped as a teen in Delaware County, slashing the compensation a jury awarded to her because of “tort reform” legislation —
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus released the following statement from Chair Kathy DiCristofaro in response to Gov. John Kasich signing into law a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks, disregarding the unique circumstances women face, with no exception for rape or incest: “Nearly 19,000 concerned citizens signed on to our petition calling on
COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine yesterday pledged to keep wasting state taxpayer dollars on politically motivated lawsuits, with his vow to defend unconstitutional legislation that attacks a woman’s ability to make personal decisions about her own health care. DeWine told Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles that he “will certainly defend” a ban on
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper in response to Gov. John Kasich signing into law a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks, with no exception for rape or incest: “With today’s decision, Governor Kasich has now signed into law 18 bills attacking a woman’s ability to make