What happened in first week of lame duck?

Nov 16, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, United States;  A protestor against HB 454, a bill that would limit what kind of medical care transgender children are able to receive, is escorted out of the room after interrupting the committee hearing on Wednesday morning at the Ohio Statehouse. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Scheller-The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio’s state lawmakers are back to legislating in Columbus, and hundreds of people flooded the capitol in opposition to a bill to restrict the kinds of care transgender children can receive.

The House approved new rules for using cell phones will driving, and Senate Republicans unveiled a plan to restructure how the Ohio Department of Education works.

We break down what it all means In this week’s episode of Ohio Politics Explained. A podcast created by the USA TODAY Network Ohio Bureau to catch you up on the state’s political news in 15 minutes or less.

This week, host Anna Staver was joined by reporter Laura Bischoff.



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