On Friday, January 27, 2023, 128 of the 222 House Republicans – including 25 Republican lawmakers on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce – signed onto an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to block student-debt relief. It came alongside a separate brief filed by 43 GOP senators opposing the relief. They all argued that POTUS Biden doesn’t have the authority to cancel student debt using the HEROES Act of 2003.
DeWine signed HB458 into law triggering a major overhaul of state election laws that will require voters to present a photo ID at the polls. Under the new law, voters must present a photo ID when they cast their ballot in person, although the ID doesn’t need to have their current address on it. Qualifying IDs include an Ohio driver’s license, state ID, U.S. passport, passport card, military ID or interim identification issued by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Voters could previously use alternative forms of identification at the polls, such as utility bills or bank statements that had their new address on it.
The Erie County Board of Elections will hold a special election on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, where voters in the City of Sandusky will decide whether they’d like to manage their public park lands or if they’d like their city government to continue doing so.
The Select Committee has referred former president Donald J. Trump to the Department of Justice on four (4) criminal charges, including obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the U.S., conspiracy to make a false statement and “incite,” “assist” or “aid or comfort” an insurrection.