The biggest-ever bipartisan coalition on Thursday announced a renewed effort to repeal the death penalty in Ohio. State Sen. Nickie Antonio, D-Lakewood, and Sen. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, hosted a virtual press conference to announce that they and three other Republican and four Democratic senators so far have said they will co-sponsor the repeal legislation. […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Capital punishment would be banned in Ohio under upcoming legislation announced Thursday with both Democratic and Republican support, the latest bipartisan effort to end executions in the state. The backing of some GOP lawmakers to do away with executions in Ohio isn’t new, with numerous abolition bills over the years garnering […]
A growing number of Republican Ohio lawmakers are voicing their support for abolishing the death penalty in the state, giving longtime supporters hope changes first proposed a decade ago could finally become law. Read more here.
New day for an old proposal: An effort to end the death penalty in Ohio now has support from a group of both Republican and Democratic lawmakers, who believe they have the votes to make it happen, Jeremy Pelzer reports. But Republican House and Senate leaders would have to let such a bill get to […]