Ohio General Assembly http://wyso.org en Ohio Senate Democrats Tackle Guns, Ballot Access, Economy http://wyso.org/post/ohio-senate-democrats-tackle-guns-ballot-access-economy <p>Democrats in the Ohio Senate say they'll work this session on bills to curb gun violence, improve ballot access and support healthy, financially stable families.</p><p>The legislative agenda of the Senate's minority caucus was announced Tuesday. It also includes proposals to extend hot meals for low-income children year-round and to establish a Family Stability Commission that would explore ideas such as reduced-price marriage licenses for those who get counseling and 30-day timeouts before a divorce.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 11:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 27705 at http://wyso.org 130th General Assembly Starts Its Work http://wyso.org/post/130th-general-assembly-starts-its-work <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-size: 13px; font-family: verdana, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 19px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">It’s going to be a busy year at in the House, says Republican Speaker Bill Batchelder.<span class="Apple-conver Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:05:00 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) & Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 27348 at http://wyso.org 130th General Assembly Starts Its Work Senate Leaders Look Back On 2012 And Look Forward to Next General Assembly http://wyso.org/post/senate-leaders-look-back-2012-and-look-forward-next-general-assembly <p>2012 was supposed to be a slow year at the Statehouse, with half of the seats in the Ohio Senate on the ballot, and with the two-year budget firmly in place. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler sat down with the departing Senate president and the minority leader to talk about the year that was – and what’s ahead.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 27093 at http://wyso.org Ohio General Assembly honors Fallen Soldiers http://wyso.org/post/ohio-general-assembly-honors-fallen-soldiers <p>The Ohio House and Senate has awarded the Ohio Military Medal of Distinction to the families of 28 Ohio soldiers who lost their lives while serving our country during the past year. Republican House Speaker Bill Batchelder, at a Statehouse ceremony, said each has made a sacrifice to this state that will never be forgotten.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 25188 at http://wyso.org