The Buckeye Institute: Regulatory Reform Will Boost Economic Growth

Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute’s Greg R. Lawson testified today (see full text below or download a PDF) before the Ohio Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee on the need for regulatory reform in Ohio and Senate Bill 1. In his testimony, Lawson applauded the Senate for taking up regulatory reform, saying, “Ohio desperately needs regulatory reform that eliminates unnecessary regulations that strangle private industry and enterprise as part of the state’s broader reform efforts […]

Ohio Bill Would Allow Schools to Teach the ‘Humanity of the Unborn Child’

From The Ohio Star – A Republican-backed bill making its way through the Ohio House would require the Ohio Department of Health and the state’s board of education to develop an instructional program that teaches “the humanity of the unborn child.” Each school district would then have the option of teaching the program or crafting its own instructional materials, which must “describe the unborn child in two-week gestational periods,” according to State Rep. Niraj Antani […]

ICE Announces Plan to Stop ‘Fake Families’ and Child Smuggling at the Border

From The Ohio Star – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on Monday that it is shifting its resources to deal with the influx of “fake families” arriving on the U.S-Mexico border. “Fake families are being formed to cross our border and avoid detention. ICE [Homeland Security Investigations] is working with [Customs and Border Protection] to stop individuals, networks and organizations facilitating child smuggling and document fraud to illegally enter the U.S.,” ICE tweeted on Monday. Fake families are […]

Trump Scraps Obama-Era UN Arms Treaty Opposed by Second Amendment Backers

From The Ohio Star – President Donald Trump announced Friday the United States is pulling out of the international Arms Trade Treaty, a treaty signed by the Obama administration—but never ratified by the Senate—that concerned many Second Amendment advocates. Trump called it a “badly misguided” treaty when speaking Friday at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Indianapolis. “We will never allow foreign bureaucrats to trample on your Second Amendment freedoms,” the president said. “We […]

Tea Party and GOP Members Believe Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted Cut a Secret Deal in 2018 Election

From The Ohio Star – There’s no hard evidence to back it up, but sources believe Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, both Republicans, allegedly made a secret pact during the 2018 election season to assist one another’s political fortunes. Initially, Husted ran for governor, but he later dropped out of that race to seek the lieutenant governor’s job, as DeWine’s running mate, sources told The Ohio Star. Ohio voters elected DeWine […]

DeWine Proposed Budget Includes New Taxes for Ohio’s Tattoo Artists and Body Piercers

From The Ohio Star:  Governor Mike DeWine’s proposed budget for Ohio includes a provision that will raise taxes and regulations on all tattoo artists and body piercers throughout the state. The new provision would require that all current and future tattoo artists and body piercers register with the state for as long as they are operating in that capacity. In addition, they would also have to pay a “registration fee” of $250. Furthermore, the provision […]

Ohio National Guard ordered to stand down at Honor Flight events

It has come to our attention this weekend that the Adjunct for Ohio, General Harris, has decided that an Honor Flight is a POLITICAL event ! He has handed down an edict that no Ohio National Guard troops may participate in anything to do with Honor Flight while in Uniform!! He had deemed it a political event and they cannot participate. Ohio will be the only place in the United States where such a ridiculous […]

Group circulates petition to ban red light cams in Toledo.

For too long the city of Toledo, Ohio has pushed a dangerous money grab of the citizens of Toledo against our will. Long have we sat by hoping that the state would stop the cameras without much avail. Finally us, the citizens, are launching the Ban The Cam Petition to once and for all show the will of the people and make traffic cameras forever illegal in the city of Toledo, Ohio. Our Petition (The […]

Gov DeWine signs Heartbeat Bill

Breaking News! Ohio Heartbeat Bill Signed into Law by Governor DeWine Today Governor Mike DeWine made good on his promise to Ohio voters by signing into law Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill S.B.23, known as The Human Rights and Heartbeat Protection Act, sponsored by State Senator Kristina Roegner of Ohio’s 27th district. Yesterday both the Ohio House and Senate passed the amended bill which is now one of the nation’s strongest abortion bans. The legislation restricts an […]

Group withdraws Ohio’s Electoral College Amendment

Legal Counsel, McTigue and Colombo, LLC, informed the Ohio Secretary of State that they have officially withdrawn their petition process. If passed,  this would have added an amendment to Ohio’s Constitution requiring Ohio’s 18 Electoral College Electors to cast their votes for the candidate who won the national popular vote.  See withdrawal letter READ HERE. The Citizen Initiated Constitutional Amendment process (READ HERE) started last week when the organization notified and received approval from the […]