From the daily archives: Monday, September 23, 2013

We reported back in May that the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB), under pressure from the Kasich Administration, was planning to implement tighter security at the Ohio Statehouse – including screens of almost every very visitor with security wands prior to entering the building.

The security wand initiative was presented as a compromise to an earlier proposal by Kasich to install metal detectors at every statehouse entrance.   Kasich’s proposal came shortly after he tried to lock large crowds of protesters out of the Ohio Statehouse during an anti-Senate Bill 5 rally.

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During Ohio House sessions from June 25, 2013 to June 27, 2013, Republicans added ultrasound requirements and other anti-choice amendments to the state budget bill, and then proceeded to pass the bill without holding any hearings on the provisions.  Recordings of all of these house sessions were made by a team from Ohio Government Telecommunications (OGT) and are available online.

This past Wednesday, Ohio Democrats responded by holding a discussion with legal experts, doctors and women’s health advocates to discuss the budget provisions.   Sponsors, including State Rep. Kathleen Clyde, had scheduled OGT to record the event but, at the last minute, they […]

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