Republican lawmakers push through resolution for vote to make it harder to amend Ohio's constitution
On Wednesday, Ohio Republican state lawmakers pushed through a resolution asking voters to make it harder for themselves to amend the state constitution.
The vote will be taken during a special August 8 election.
The controversial plan drew hundreds of protesters to the Statehouse and surrounding grounds.
The high-stakes showdown centers on access to abortion and reproductive rights, and a GOP plan to head off a likely November ballot issue that would enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution.
Jo Ingles is a reporter for the Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau. She’s been covering the story.
Then, a turn to the skies...
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will occur and parts of Ohio will be prime viewing areas along an arc of North America from the Pacific coast of Mexico to Newfoundland, Canada.
In a total eclipse, the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks the face of the sun, creating what looks like a hole in the sky with the sun’s outer atmosphere called a corona, lighting up around it.
There won’t be another such eclipse viewable from most of the U.S. for another two decades.
- Jo Ingles, Reporter for the Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau
- Tom Burns, former director of the Ohio Wesleyan University Perkins Observatory
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