State Senator Kris Jordan recently introduced a bill (SB 36) that would make it a crime in Ohio for a police officer to enforce any new federal firearm registration law. Under the bill, any local, state or federal law enforcement agent found to be enforcing a federal law about gun registrations in Ohio would be guilty of a first degree felony, putting them in the same category as major drug traffickers and facing a prison sentence from three to eleven years.
You don’t need to be a constitutional scholar to know that a state can’t pass a law trumping federal law. But […]Full Story... →
The White House put out a fact sheet today highlighting the impacts of sequester-related spending cuts on Ohio. The cuts are broad and deep and cover everything from school funding to law enforcement. A sudden, dramatic and unfocused reduction in federal funds to Ohio would have a devastating impact on budgets, jobs and the economy.
Ohio could lose $25.1 million for education, $22 million for Children with Disabilities, nearly $1.8 Million in funding for job assistance, $6.8 Million in environmental funding and nearly a million in grants for fish and wildlife protection. Ohio-based Department of Defense employees could see $161.4 million in lost pay. Law enforcement […]Full Story... →