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Cuyahoga County Courthouse - by Mikerussell

Ohio’s Eighth District Court of Appeals Judge Larry A. Jones Sr. died unexpectedly on October 7, the third sitting judge in Cuyahoga County to die in nine days. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Nancy McDonnell died September 28 and […]

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Cleveland City Hall - By: Erik Drost

Justin Bibb, a nonprofit executive, and City Council President Kevin Kelley will square off in Cleveland, Ohio’s mayoral general election this November after receiving the most primary votes out of a field of seven candidates. The winner will replace Frank […]

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Cleveland City Hall - By: Erik Drost

Cleveland City Council adopted rule changes at the August 18 meeting to allow public comment at regular council meetings beginning at the September 20 Meeting. The new rules make public comments the fifth item in the order of business at council […]

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Ohio Statehouse

Mike Carey, a coal lobbyist backed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican primary to succeed former Rep. Steve Stivers over 10 other candidates for the Ohio Congressional District 15 seat. Carey will face Democratic state Rep. Allison Russo, […]

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Ohio Statehouse

Cuyahoga County Council member Shontel Brown defeated former state Sen. Nina Turner in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Ohio Congressional District 11 to succeed former Rep. Marcia Fudge. Brown will be on the ballot on Nov. 2 with Laverne Gore, the […]

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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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