Walker inducted into civil rights hall of fame

Blue Stockings player the first black in the major leagues “I look at it as a sort of a cautionary tale, because, remember, we had it right in 1884—an African American playing professional baseball…,” said Rep. David Leland (D., Columbus),…

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Democrats discuss budget at town hall

Leland wants to do away with Ohio’s marriage penalty, where couples with two incomes pay a higher income tax rate when filing jointly than if they filed separately. Franklin County’s six Democratic House members made a unique joint appearance for…

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Trump likely to hand DACA to Congress

Former Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Leland, now a state representative from Columbus, called Trump’s decision “a thoughtless and cruel act,” saying the United States would be “deporting hundreds of thousands of young people — who didn’t come here by…

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Ohio proposal would label neo-Nazi groups terrorists

COLUMBUS, OH (AP) — Police in Ohio would be directed to recognize white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups as terrorist organizations under a state legislative proposal. The resolution was introduced Thursday by Democratic state Rep. David Leland, of Columbus. It follows…

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House OKs concealed-guns in schools, day-cares, churches

These people are knowingly violating the law,” said Rep. David Leland, D-Columbus. “They’re taking a concealed deadly weapon into a prohibited space. ... The message that we’re sending is that it’s an open season for somebody to illegally, purposely, knowingly…

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