Ohio Representative Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) introduced House Bill 231 (HB 231) to reduce the number of what he calls “unarmed victim zones,” areas where law-abiding Ohioans with concealed handgun licenses are prevented from carrying firearms, on July 11.
Beavercreek resident Virginia McMillan, currently serving jail time after being convicted in June of election falsification last November, told local officials her intent was to “test the system,” according to court records obtained by Media Trackers.
The Ohio Office of the Inspector General released findings on June 27 from an investigation of Bureau of Workers’ Compensation official Michael Travis, who is accused of teaching classes at a community college during times when he was being paid to work for BWC in addition to misusing state resources.
Representatives of Canadian anarchist organization Idle No More (INM) performed aboriginal dances and songs for roughly 20 onlookers in the annual Community Festival’s “Peace Village” tent in Columbus the final weekend in June. This year’s “ComFest,” a celebration of “cooperation and collective activity rather than competition and individual profit,” was attended by nearly 25,000.
The Ohio House approved House Bill 69 (HB 69), which would restrict the use of automated traffic cameras, before the General Assembly left for its summer recess. If passed by the Ohio Senate and signed by Governor John Kasich, the bill would generally forbid state and local law enforcement from using automated cameras for traffic surveillance.
The state budget that will be voted on this week has more earmarks now than when lawmakers first took it up for consideration, according to a comparison of reports issued by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. When Governor Scott Walker introduced his budget plan in February, some lawmakers decried overall spending and particularly the amount of bonding included in the proposed budget.
When compared to the base year double amount, the JFC budget plan grows government spending by $1.9 billion over the next two years.
A University of Wisconsin – Platteville student who signed a recall petition against Governor Scott Walker was nominated by the Governor on Monday for a spot on the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.
Cleveland Plain Dealer editor Thomas Suddes published his latest contribution to the progressive echo chamber of Ohio’s major newspapers on June 8, framing Medicaid expansion as obviously beneficial to Ohioans and describing the policy’s foes as “partisans.”
A tactic that has been used to protect illegal immigrants and the legalization of marijuana could now be used in Wisconsin to protect gun ownership.