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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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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

Incumbent Republican Gov. Mike DeWine handily won re-election in Ohio. As of Wednesday morning, with 95% of votes counted, DeWine prevailed over Democratic candidate Nan Whaley by roughly 25 percentage points.

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Voters in Toledo, Ohio defeated Issue 19, a charter amendment that would have made the amendment process consistent with the process in the Ohio Constitution. The Amendment would have also reduced the number of signatures required for an elector to […]

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November 9, 2022  •  

Columbus, Ohio Passes Charter Amendment

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Columbus, Ohio Voters passed Issue 19. Issue 19 is a charter amendment increasing the time that a petition committee has to gather signatures from one year to two years. The Amendment also adds a 10-day curing period if the initial […]

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Akron City Council Vice President Jeff Fusco introduced 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 […]

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June 2, 2022  •  

Ohio State Senator Resigns

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Ohio State Sen. Sandra Williams announced her resignation this week to take a position in the public sector two months before the end of her term. Along with resigning from the 21st Senate District seat, Williams has also withdrawn her […]

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Cincinnati Skyline - by Mr. RNGAndreson

Interim City Manager of Cincinnati, Ohio, John Curp, approved rules and regulations for the solicitation ban passed by City Council last year. Ordinance 0415-2021 prohibits councilmembers from soliciting campaign contributions from developers who have an interest before council, created the […]

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Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued a directive instructing all boards of elections in the state to remove the names of candidates for Ohio House, Ohio Senate, and State Central Committee from the May 3 primary ballot, stating that […]

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Cincinnati Skyline - by Mr. RNGAndreson

The Cincinnati City Council voted unanimously to approve the first-ever code of conduct for council members and their staff. All council members and their staff must sign a copy of the code of conduct and file it with the clerk. […]

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In a 4-3 decision issued on January 12, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled the state House and Senate district maps drawn by Ohio Redistricting Commission are unconstitutional gerrymandering, giving Republicans a 62-37 advantage in the House and 23-10 advantage in […]

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Emilia Sykes, Minority Leader in the Ohio House, announced she will resign her leadership position at the end of December. Sykes stated she is considering any and all options to continue to serve her community and will announce a decision […]

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Mike Carey is projected to succeed former Rep. Steve Stivers and fill the vacant seat in U.S. House District 15. Carey, a coal lobbyist backed by former President Donald Trump, is projected to defeat Democrat Allison Russo by 16 percentage […]

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