It’s partly practical and partly cultural — Capitol Hill apartments are expensive, and it’s much easier now than in the ’40s or ’50s to travel between D.C. and Ohio on the weekends — but at least a third of Ohio’s House delegation sleeps in their offices, showering at the office gym and reading briefing materials in their offices before falling asleep. Rep. Steve Stivers, for example, sleeps on an air mattress in a corridor by his office.
Ohioans could buy beer with a whopping 18 percent alcohol content under a provision in the state budget proposed yesterday by Senate Republicans.
After holding the line on alcohol content in beer for 69 years, lawmakers might be poised to increase it for the second time in a decade. The limit was increased in 2002 to 12 percent from 6 percent, where it had been since the end of Prohibition in 1933.