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Gov. Mike DeWine called a special session of the General Assembly to begin on Tuesday, May 28. The purpose of the first special session in 20 years is to pass legislation ensuring both major party presidential candidates will be on […]

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Gov. Mike DeWine announced special election dates for the 6th Congressional District seat. U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson is vacating the seat on January 21 to become the president of Youngstown State University. A partisan primary is scheduled alongside the state […]

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Voters passed Issue 23, a ballot initiative amending the city charter in several ways. Introduced by council member Liz Keating, the issue has been in the works for at least two years. The main change is to amend the city […]

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On November 7, voters in Ohio approved Issue 2, a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Ohio, including: allowing adults who are at least 21 years old to use and possess marijuana, including up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana; allowing […]

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November 8, 2023  •  

Ohio Passes Reproductive Rights Amendment

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On November 7, voters in Ohio approved a constitutional amendment to provide a state constitutional right to make and carry out one’s own reproductive decisions, including but not limited to decisions about abortion, contraception, fertility treatment, miscarriage care, and continuing […]

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September 11, 2023  •  

Ohio State Representative Bob Young Resigns

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Republican State Rep. Bob Young sent a letter to Speaker of the House Jason Stephens saying he’s stepping down effective October 2. Gov. DeWine and half of the Republicans in the Ohio House had called on the District 32 representative […]

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August 9, 2023  •  

Ohio Voters Reject Issue 1

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Voters rejected a Republican-backed measure that would have made it more difficult to change the state’s constitution with 57% voting no and just under 43% voting yes. Issue 1 would have required a 60% vote to approve any constitutional amendment […]

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Ohio State House Speaker Jason Stephens called on Rep. Bob Young to resign after he was charged with a felony count of disrupting public services and two misdemeanor counts of domestic violence. Young is currently in his second term representing […]

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Lawmakers voted to schedule a special election on August 8, with the adoption of Senate Joint Resolution 2. The special election is for a ballot issue proposing a constitutional amendment to require approval by 60%  of voters to approve any […]

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State senators Rob McColley and Theresa Gavarone introduced Senate Bill 92, a bill to permit special elections to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in August under any of the following circumstances: For the purpose of […]

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March 16, 2023  •  

Ohio Contribution Limits Increased

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The Ohio office of Secretary of State has published increased contribution limits. The contribution limits for PACs, PCEs and individuals may contribute to statewide candidates, candidates for General Assembly, county parties, PACs, and PCEs increased from $13,704.41 to $15,499.69 per […]

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Republican state lawmakers announced a new ethics bill titled the Ohio Ethics and Financial Disclosure Reform Act. The bill would require all lobbying income to be reported and sourced directly to the clients they represent. The bill would also prohibit […]

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City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the city of Cleveland from doing business with companies found to practice wage theft or commit payroll fraud. Ordinance 892-2022 requires businesses seeking city contracts or financial assistance to report to the city’s Fair […]

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Akron City Council passed an ordinance to increase contribution limits for city candidates. The ordinance increases contribution limits for individuals giving to mayor and at-large council candidates from $750 to $1,000 per election and increases individual limits for ward council […]

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