The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports, "State lawmakers Nickie J. Antonio, Dan Ramos, propose an end to capital punishment in Ohio." It's by Robert Higgs.
The state’s latest scheduled execution was put on hold after an inmate asked to donate his organs with his death. Now two lawmakers from Northeast Ohio say the practice should be ended altogether.
The proposal faces an uphill climb.
Antonio and Ramos are two of 39 Democrats in the 99-member Ohio House of Representatives. Getting the law changed would require support of Republicans there, as well as in the Republican-dominated Ohio Senate.
Earlier coverage from Ohio begins at the link. You can also jump to coverage of the Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio's Death Penalty. It will be making recommendations to the next Ohio Legislature.