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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

The state budget bill signed by Gov. DeWine includes a provision removing a tax exemption for attorneys and lobbyists beginning in 2020. Since 2013, the state business income deduction (BID) has allowed those deriving income from any pass-through entity (e.g., […]

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

Gov. Mike DeWine signed a campaign finance bill into law, promoting transparency for campaign finance reports. Senate Bill 107 allows certain local political candidates to file their campaign finance reports electronically. The bill further requires the Secretary of State to […]

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A three-judge federal panel unanimously ruled Ohio’s gerrymandered congressional district map unconstitutional under the First and 14th Amendments. On behalf of the League of Women Voters, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed the suit. The suit claimed the […]

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State Sen. Michael Rulli introduced legislation to promote greater transparency in local elections by allowing local candidates to file campaign finance reports electronically. Senate Bill 107 would remove the paper-only filing requirements for individuals who file with local boards of […]

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The Ohio Secretary of State, Frank LaRose, released new campaign contribution limits adjusted for inflation each odd-numbered year. The changes include an increase in the amount PACs and individuals may contribute to statewide candidates from $12,707.79 to $13,292.35 per election […]

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Mayor Andrew Ginther and the City Council announced plans to limit contributions to municipal elections for the first time in city history. The proposal seeks to limit annual contributions to municipal candidates by following state contribution amounts of $12,707.79. The […]

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The city of Toledo will hold a special election to maintain a jail in Lucas County. The ballot initiative to keep the Lucas County jail in downtown Toledo will appear before voters in a special election on February 26, 2019. […]

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A majority of Akron voters approved Charter Amendment Issue 9, moving the city’s primary date from September to May. The date change is expected to save the city money, boost voter turnout, and bring the Board of Elections into compliance […]

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On November 6, Democrat incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown handily won re-election for a third term as U.S. Senator from Ohio. Brown faced off against three-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci. Before becoming a member of the U.S. House, Renacci was […]

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Two-term Democratic state Rep. Martin Sweeney resigned from the House on Monday, October 1, with more than two months remaining on his term. In his resignation letter, Sweeney referred to the next chapter of his professional career but did not […]

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The Ohio Joint Legislative Ethics Committee (JLEC) issued an opinion this week prohibiting legislators and legislative employees from accepting travel expenses from a lobbyist in the form of transportation in a ride-sharing vehicle, unless such travel expenses are incurred for […]

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Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan plans to collect signatures in a citywide petition to move Akron’s primary elections from September to May. City Council previously proposed putting the issue on the November ballot, but the legislation stalled. Local primary elections in […]

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A bill in Ohio has passed both the House and the Senate preventing special primary elections from occurring if only one candidate files for the election, or if no one files to be on the ballot. If only one person […]

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Elected officials across Summit County are introducing legislation to their respective municipalities to move the 2019 primary election from September to May to coincide with the statewide primary. Once the measure is passed through the local legislative branches, it will […]

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