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 […]
For the sixth time in a decade, a Democratic state lawmaker has proposed a bill to end the death penalty in Ohio. But this time, the measure has significant Republican support. Read more here.
State Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Loveland) and State Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) introduced a bipartisan bill Thursday that would repeal Ohio’s death penalty, which they called “out of date” and “flawed.” Schmidt said she has reevaluated the issue throughout the course of her life. Once a supporter for continuing the death penalty, Schmidt said more than […]
A bipartisan group of Ohio lawmakers will soon introduce legislation to abolish the death penalty in Ohio. State Sen. Nickie Antonio in a virtual press conference Feb. 18 said, “There is a team right now that is dedicated to ending the death penalty in Ohio. And that team can only get larger.” Read more here.
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Ohio lawmakers are again introducing legislation to abolish the state’s death penalty – but this time, there’s growing confidence that the measure has the bipartisan support needed to become law. “We know that the votes exist,” said state Sen. Niraj Antani, a Dayton-area Republican, during a Zoom news conference with supporters of the measure. […]
OTSE seeks a Community Organizer who will grow, mobilize, and manage our members and supporters to spread awareness and foster public support for ending the death penalty. In particular, this position will be responsible for identifying and empowering individuals directly impacted by racism and injustice in the criminal legal system and drawing attention to the […]