In Ohio, the minimum age to marry is lower for girls than for boys. And girls 14 or even younger are allowed to marry if they are pregnant, leading to situations where girls can be pressured to marry much older men. A bill in the legislature would change that.
Proponents of House Bill 512--pending GOP legislation to radically reform oversight of education and workforce programs statewide-- argue it is essential to better connect educational programs with the state's workforce needs. We offer here some alternatives to achieving the same goal.
Given the prominence of gun regulations in our state and national political conversation, here is a quick review of the laws currently on the books in Ohio.
Today, IO Education Policy Fellow will testify on HB512, a sweeping proposal to reorganize the state agencies responsible for education and workforce development and eliminate much of the oversiht role of the State Board of Education. Read his testimony here.
Over a year into their two-year term, lawmakers have introduced a number of bills to change Ohio's gun laws. We put together a list of pending gun reform bills aimed at reducing gun violence, and offer suggestions for advocates and activists to get them enacted.
Inspired by the Indivisible movement, our 5-chapter guide lays out the main differences between Congress and the Ohio Legislature, identifying key tools and tactics for monitoring and influencing legislation at the Statehouse. Download a copy today.
With the introduction of House Bill 512, legislative leaders propose to remove all but figurehead power from the mostly-elected State Board of Education and shift it to the Governor and an appointed bureaucrat. Here’s how they propose to do it.
No one should have to choose between taking care of a loved one and their financial security. It is time Ohio adopted a Paid Family Leave Insurance Program, which would guarantee workers some pay when they need time to care for a new child, ill family member, or tend to a personal health issue.
At the Statehouse this week, a bill to reform Ohio's child marriage laws is scheduled for a first hearing, while traffic cameras bill is set for a vote.