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Northeast Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan has lost his long-shot campaign to unseat Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. But, he says his challenge of the long-time leader has opened up conversations among Democrats about finding ways to bring back blue-collar voters who helped elect Donald Trump president. WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports on how Ryan plans to contribute to that effort.

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Lawmakers could vote next week on a proposal to lift the automatic ban on concealed weapons on college campuses. Many Ohio State University students visited the Statehouse to call on Senators to reject the bill. 

Right now concealed weapons are automatically banned from a list of places including college campuses, day cares and airport terminals. 

Tim Ryan
KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Northeast Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan today lost his bid to unseat long-time Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. But he believes his effort will help Democrats win back the many blue-collar voters who voted for Donald Trump for president.

The Democratic Caucus voted 134 to 63 to retain Pelosi. But Ryan says his two week campaign challenge has sparked a conversation among Democrats on the economic issues they missed during the presidential race.

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The Ohio House is moving forward with a bill that once again changes the state’s green energy policy landscape – with a freeze on state green energy standards is set to expire at the end of the year.

The bill requires utilities to provide an increased amount of renewable energy by the year 2020, instead of smaller benchmarks each year for the next three years.

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KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A state Senate committee has overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan bill banning execution of people who were known to be severely mentally ill at the time they committed a capital crime.

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