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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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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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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 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 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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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 404 into law, extending expiration dates for licenses issued by state agencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lobbyist registrations set to expire at the end of 2020 will remain active until July 1, […]

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Cincinnati Skyline - by Mr. RNGAndreson

Cincinnati City Councilman Jeff Pastor was suspended in a process initiated by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. Pastor’s suspension comes after he was arrested on federal bribery charges. This is the first time the city of Cincinnati has used the […]

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November 23, 2020  •  

Third Cincinnati Council Member Arrested

Cincinnati Skyline - by Mr. RNGAndreson

Cincinnati City Councilman Alexander “P.G.” Sittenfeld was arrested on federal corruption charges. He is the third council member to be arrested this year. Sittenfeld denies the allegations of bribery and attempted extortion and does not plan to resign. If he […]

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Cincinnati Skyline - by Mr. RNGAndreson

Two Cincinnati Councilmembers, Greg Landsman and Betsy Sundermann held separate news conferences in front of City Hall today. The two councilmembers announced a series of proposed reforms to restore the public’s trust in government after two members were charged with […]

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Cincinnati Skyline - by Mr. RNGAndreson

Cincinnati City Councilman Jeff Pastor was arrested Tuesday by FBI agents for leading a bribery scheme involving payoffs for city development projects. Pastor is accused of bribery, money laundering, extortion, wire fraud, theft of honest services, and conspiracy. If convicted, […]

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Akron, Ohio voters approved Charter Amendment Issue 4, amending the city charter to increase the amount of a city project or purchase requiring the mayor to obtain City Council approval from $15,000 to $50,000. The amendment also increases the amount […]

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Ohio Republicans maintained a supermajority in the state Senate and House of Representatives in yesterday’s election. Most notably, Rep. Larry Householder was reelected after being removed from his leadership post as House speaker. This came following his arrest and indictment […]

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