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Reform-minded Democrats have long held up "dark money" — political money that can't be traced to its source — as a symptom of what's wrong with politics in Washington. But while House Democrats this winter passed a bill to end the secrecy shielding donors behind unregulated dark money contributions, liberal activist groups now deploy those funds to boost the party's candidates in the 2020 elections.

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The all-Democratic Columbus City Council last night appointed to the panel an African-American female assistant city attorney who has worked on housing issues. 

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is fining a Cleveland-area investment firm 100 thousand dollars over recent campaign contributions that federal officials say violated pay-to-play rules. 

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In their final meeting of the year, Columbus City Council members last night approved the adoption of two 5 percent ticket taxes to fund the arts and Nationwide Arena improvements. 

Columbus city officials have unveiled a campaign finance proposal they say will improve transparency. 

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A government watchdog group’s report says once they’re on the bench, judges in Ohio fail to recuse themselves when hearing a case involving their campaign donors.

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Former Republican Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder has returned two improper campaign donations from county party organizations. 

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he Ohio Republican Party is returning money to a long-time GOP donor and founder of the state's largest online charter school.

A super PAC capable of raising unlimited donations is being launched to help Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman as his Ohio race for re-election heats up. 

Attorney General Mike DeWine is standing by his office’s policies when it comes to selecting law firms to perform state work.