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The League of Women Voters of Ohio is opposing a lawsuit filed by the State of Ohio against the decision to hold back 2020 U.S. Census data till September 30 because of the pandemic and concerns about accuracy.

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2021 brings a new mapmaking process for Ohio's state legislative and congressional districts.

The president of JobsOhio, the state's non-profit job creation company, is paid $621,322. 62 a year.

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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Community organizers are rallying against a bill that would make it harder for citizens to put an issue on the statewide ballet. 

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

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Four years ago, there were no debates in the gubernatorial race.

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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Term-limited Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel filed paperwork that suggests he'll run for the 11th Congressional district seat. But that may not be the case. 

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday upheld Ohio's purging of voters who have not cast ballots for several years. 

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Ohio Voters overwhelmingly approved the congressional redistricting measure Tuesday. 

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Two government watchdog groups are seeking information from the sponsor of an online charter school operator about any taxpayer money it spent to keep employees from speaking.  

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Closed-door negotiations between citizens' groups and state lawmakers over competing Congressional redistricting plans broke down last night without procuding an agreement.

An ethics complaint says  Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O'Donnell should recuse himself from hearing a case affecting funding for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, for which he was commencement speaker in 2013. 

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An Ohio Senate committee is considering a congressional redistricting plan devised by legislative leaders. 

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Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to change the congressional redistricting process are opposing a competing plan from state lawmakers.

Citizens or groups have convinced Ohio voters to approve three laws. Issue 2 would have been the fourth if it had passed on Tuesday.

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State legislative leaders have formed a four-member bipartisan group to work on creating a new way to redraw congressional districts after the 2020 census.

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The Ohio Ballot Board has certified as a single issue a proposed constitutional amendment that would change the way Ohio draws congressional districts.

The Ohio Attorney General's office has approved the petition summary submitted by the group behind a ballot proposal to change the way the state's congressional districts are drawn.

The Ohio Attorney General's office has rejected the initial summary language for a ballot proposal changing the way congressional districts are drawn.

Two years after voters approved a change in the way state legislative districts are drawn, advocates for congressional redistricting have taken the first step to putting the issue before voters.

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The anti-abortion group leader who also heads the state medical board says he will recuse himself from voting on a complaint involving three abortion providers he has publicly criticized.

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Records show Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is in close contact with Ohio Right to Life, and group president Mike Gonidakis sent a text message to his communications chief when investigative findings were released against Planned Parenthood complimenting the press coverage.

Issue 2 on the November ballot is often associated with how it will impact the ballot issue to legalize marijuana.


A group has submitted petition signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office to start the effort to allow voters to decide the fate of a proposal putting stronger term limits in the state’s constitution.

There’s an increasing amount of information available online about what state government is doing.

It’s not unusual for Ohio House and Senate staffers to take a leave of absence to run campaigns.

Opponents of elections bills under consideration in the state legislature say majority Republican lawmakers are trying to pass changes that make it harder for people to vote, and in a way that makes it harder for Ohioans to overrule.

Changing Politics Involves Changing Political Process

Oct 9, 2013

Ohio voters who say they are fed up with the current political system often find it’s difficult to change. Many people who study politics say it’s not as simple as voting incumbents out of office.