Why Donald Trump Jr. came to Ohio
This week, we discuss Larry Householder's appeal, which companies get to frack under Ohio parks, why Donald Trump Jr. visited Butler County and how Republicans want to change campaign finance laws.
The art of the side deal
This week, we discuss the big issues in Ohio's U.S. Senate race, who's running in the Ohio Supreme Court primary and why closed-door deals are a problem in the House Bill 6 case.
More charges tied to House Bill 6 scandal
USA Today Network Ohio Bureau Chief Anthony Shoemaker speaks with politics reporter Laura Bischoff on the latest episode of the Ohio Politics Explained podcast. During this edition we discuss new charges in Ohio’s largest public corruption case HB 6, how Ohioans who worked from home during COVID ar…
A super duper spending fight
This week, we discuss $350 million in state spending, why fracking bids are kept secret, how lawmakers are dealing with property tax woes and the latest in a fight over the teachers' pension board.
Ohio Republicans want to gas death row inmates
We discuss a new death penalty proposal, how Ohio wants to make school buses safer, why liberal groups are funding redistricting reform and what's holding up rail safety a year after the East Palestine derailment.
A $10 billion tax cut?
This week, we break down Ohio's first Republican Senate debate, a proposed plan to get rid of state income taxes and two veto overrides that set new laws on tobacco and transgender health care.
What's the deal with 'diet weed' in Ohio?
This week, we discuss the latest with Sam Randazzo, which Ohio Senate candidate got sued for overtime, how lawmakers want to improve school attendance and why Gov. Mike DeWine is going after delta-8 THC.
The state of transgender health care in Ohio
This week, we discuss the latest with House Bill 68, what's happening with Ohio's new social media law and more.
Will lawmakers override House Bill 68 veto?
We discuss who has momentum in Ohio's U.S. Senate race, whether lawmakers will override Gov. Mike DeWine's veto of House Bill 68, why the attorney general is touting a study on permit-less carry, and how some school districts are pushing back against sex ed requirements.
2023 Year in Review: Wait, that was an off-year?
We dissect everything that happened in Ohio politics this year and what's in store for 2024.