Flipped Vote of Ohio GOP Senator Allowed Kasich Veto of Heartbeat Bill to Stand

Republican state Sen. Bill Beagle flipped his vote on the measure when it was time to vote on overriding the veto. Beagle had previously voted to pass the bill in committee and then again, later, when it was on the floor of the state Senate. Despite his previous votes in favor of the measure, however, he said it failed to meet his “higher standard” for overriding Kasich’s veto.

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Ohio House Passes ‘Heartbeat’ Bill Again After John Kasich Veto

Thursday’s vote in the state House that approved the heartbeat bill echoed that of the last legislative session when it passed as well. In December 2016, both the Ohio House and Senate approved the measure, but Republican Gov. John Kasich vetoed it. According to the Columbus Dispatch, GOP Governor-elect Mike DeWine said he will sign it into law.

This photo taken June 5, 2012, outside the statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, shows a large balloon in support of the Heartbeat Bill. An Ohio bill that would have imposed the most stringent restriction on abortions in the nation met its end Tuesday. Senators don't plan to vote on the so-called …

EXCLUSIVE – Kobach: The Gun Confiscation Crusade Begins

The next chapter of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting saga has begun. Anti-gun interest groups and politicians have used the Parkland shooting to launch what, until recently, they regarded as a distant dream—a wave of state legislation authorizing the confiscation of firearms.

Rifles are piled up in the back of a Fulton County Sheriff's vehicle collected during a gun buyback, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Atlanta. The NAACP is looking to collect 1,000 firearms during the gun buyback which is part of NAACP programs centered on non-violence leading up to Martin Luther …