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Cleveland City Hall - By: Erik Drost

Cleveland City Council is drafting legislation to change the council’s meeting rules to create a public comment period. Currently, the public is only allowed to speak at committee meetings at the discretion of the committee chairs. Members of the public […]

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Ohio Statehouse

Ohio State Rep. Mark Fraizer and Rep. Brian Stewart filed a resolution to expel Rep. Larry Householder from the House of Representatives. Lawmakers voted unanimously to remove Householder from his position as House speaker in July 2020, though he retained […]

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Ohio Statehouse

Following the indictment of former House Speaker Larry Householder on federal racketeering charges in the biggest bribery case in Ohio history, lawmakers are seeking to shed more light on dark money groups through legislation. House Bill 13, entitled the Light […]

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Cincinnati Skyline - by Mr. RNGAndreson

Cincinnati City Council failed to adopt an ordinance proposing additional campaign finance disclosure. Ordinance 2021-01549 would have required the mayor and City Council members to report contributions above $200 within 48 hours. Only Council Member Greg Landsman, who introduced the […]

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Cincinnati Skyline - by Mr. RNGAndreson

Voters passed two charter amendments in Cincinnati by a 3 to 1 margin. Issue 1 requires the city solicitor to hire a special prosecutor to consider removal of the council member indicted for a crime to eliminate potential conflicts of […]

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced special election dates for Congressional District 15 to fill the vacancy due to Steve Stivers resignation to become the president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. The dates August 3 for the special […]

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US Capitol - by Martin Falbisoner via Wikimedia Commons

Rep. Steve Stivers announced he is resigning from Congress on May 16 to become the president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Stivers has been representing Ohio’s 15th Congressional District since 2011 and had been viewed as a […]

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Ohio Statehouse

A bill to shine light on dark money groups is the latest attempt to ensure better transparency in Ohio’s political spending. House Bill 13 would end an exception for nonprofit 501(c)(4) groups who are currently not required by Ohio law […]

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced a special election for November 2 to fill the vacancy in U.S. House District 11 created by the departure of Marcia Fudge, who is now the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The special […]

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Ohio Statehouse

The Ohio Secretary of State’s office released the 2021 Campaign Contribution Limits. These limits will be effective from February 25, 2021 through February 24, 2023. Beginning Wednesday, PACs, PCEs and individuals may contribute $13,704.41 per election period to statewide candidates […]

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Cincinnati City Hall - EEJCC

Two proposed charter amendments establishing procedures to handle council members indicted for crimes will be on the ballot for voter approval on May 4. There is currently no process in the Cincinnati Charter and three of the nine council members […]

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Cincinnati Skyline - by Mr. RNGAndreson

Hamilton County Probate Court Judge Ralph “Ted” Winkler appointed Liz Keating, a Republican, as interim replacement for Alexander “P.G.” Sittenfeld. Sittenfeld is a Democrat who was indicted last month on six counts alleging honest services wire fraud, bribery, and attempted […]

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Cincinnati Skyline - by Mr. RNGAndreson

Cincinnati City Councilwoman Betsy Sundermann proposed a charter amendment to the city charter. The amendment would allow the city to suspend a council member upon the filing of an indictment or certain criminal charges, and to remove them if convicted. […]

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Cincinnati Skyline - by Mr. RNGAndreson

Cincinnati City Councilman Alexander “P.G.” Sittenfeld is the second councilman suspended in a process initiated by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost after being arrested on federal bribery charges. Sittenfeld voluntarily agreed to the temporary suspension without objection. Additionally, Hamilton County […]

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