Cecil Thomas

a photo of Cecil Thomas
JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Ohio lawmakers passed a law in 2006 that prevented local governments from passing any gun laws that are more restrictive than those enacted at the state level, and when cities challenged it, the Ohio Supreme Court upheld the law. Now, there’s a move afoot to change it.

Democratic Sen. Cecil Thomas is sponsoring a bill to allow cities to, once again, implement gun reforms. He said the one size fits all approach now in place isn’t working.

photo of Gov. John Kasich
KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

This weekend brought huge protests over gun laws and another appearance by Gov. John Kasich on a Sunday morning national TV news show, talking about his recent and public change of heart on gun laws.

However, it’s still unclear whether recently discussed gun law changes will move forward with state lawmakers.

CECIL THOMAS
STATE OF OHIO

More allegations are surfacing about inappropriate sexual comments by Ohio lawmakers -- this time at a party about a block away from the Statehouse. 

photo of Michael Skindell, Charleta Tavares, Edna Brown, Cecil Thomas, Kenny Yuko
JO INGLES / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

Just days after Republican Senators unveiled their new two-year budget with some substantial cuts, Senate Democrats presented a plan of their own. And this one is drastically different than the one that’s likely to pass the GOP controlled Senate next week. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.