From the daily archives: Monday, August 12, 2013

In late 2004 Republicans in the Ohio legislature passed Senate Bill 80, putting a cap on noneconomic damages in civil cases.   Under the law, juries are not able to award more than $500,000 to victims for things like severe pain or physical and emotional distress.

The bill was sponsored by now-Congressman Steve Stivers.  The co-sponsors included many familiar names from today’s General Assembly including Jay Hottinger, Lynn Wachtmann, Chris Widener, Ron Amstutz, Keith Faber and Kirk Schuring.   All have since switched from the Senate to the House or vice versa.

“Senate Bill 80 is now law. Woo-hoo!”1 yelled then-Governor Taft when […]

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According to the Dispatch, the Heartbeat Bill is going to be reintroduced in the House, perhaps as early as this week. I guess the House GOP will remain ignorant about how Medicaid works.

If you’re against the Heartbeat Bill, you should protest the state budget, and the man who signed it.

The media loves the Heartbeat Bill. It’s easy to write about! You can just copy and paste from your old stories. Besides, it polls really well (because people don’t realize it would ban almost all abortions) so it’d be irresponsible not to cover it instead of, […]

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