The lame duck session of the legislature got off to a running start this week. The House and Senate approved some bills, but the most controversial ones still remain for next week.
The Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers shows women, who make up more than half of the U.S. population, hold only about 20% of the seats in Congress and the U.S. Senate, and only slightly more than in state legislatures.
This week, Ohio came in at the top of a list no one wants to lead. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that Ohio is number one in opioid overdose deaths. One in 9 heroin deaths in the US happen in Ohio. And 1 in 14 deaths from synthetic opioids happened in Ohio. Rep. Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) and Rep. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) talk about what they think state lawmakers can do about the opiate crisis.