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Construction near Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center.
Nick Evans

A federal tax incentive meant to drive private investment to neglected areas took effect in April for 43 Columbus-area Census tracts. So, why are some of those tracts already flush with private investment?

Melanie Leneghan
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The woman who narrowly lost the Republican primary for central Ohio’s 12th Congressional district will ask for a recount, according to an email from her campaign. 

Melanie Leneghan says she plans to request a recount of some precincts in Delaware, Franklin, Licking and Muskingum counties. Leneghan, a Liberty Township trustee, lost Muskingum County to Troy Balderson, a state Senator from Zanesville, by about 3,500 votes, but still told Cleveland.com she was “surprised” by his victory in his home county.

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Standing on a corner in the Milo-Grogan neighborhood, Jack Kakura rattles off commute times—seven to 10 minutes to downtown, 10 minutes to the airport, maybe 15 to Easton.

Kukura, who directs investments for Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, stands in front of two properties his organization developed a number of years ago and set aside as affordable housing for 30 years.

Former Congressman Pat Tiberi at his Ohio Business Roundtable office.
Nick Evans

The candidates for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District race are set, and many analysts believe this is the best shot Democrats have had in years to turn the longtime Republican seat blue. But Pat Tiberi, the last lawmaker to hold the post, is confident the GOP will keep the district.

Nick Evans / WOSU

It’s sunny and warm at the American Legion Hall in Westerville on Tuesday morning, and a couple of members are outside doing yard work as people drive up and file inside to vote.  

Poll workers at the Franklin County Elections Board handing voters their ballots.
Nick Evans / WOSU

As May 8's primary election draws near, the Franklin County Board of Elections is churning through a steady stream of early voters. But for those who reside in Ohio's 12th Congressional district, Tuesday's ballot will be a bit more complicated than usual.

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Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Connor Lamb shocked the political world last week when he won a special Congressional election in a Pennsylvania district that President Trump carried by 20 points.

He might have also defeated a sense of invincibility for Republicans in two Central Ohio districts.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

As the year comes to a close, candidates are already lining up for next year’s Congressional races – with the seats of both U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi and U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci up for grabs.

Ohio Senate

With Republican Rep. Pat Tiberi stepping down from Congress early next year, more and more candidates are trying to replace him. The latest is State Sen. Troy Balderson, who said on Thursday he’s running for the Republican nomination to represent Central Ohio's 12th District.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

The GOP's tax overhaul bill passed the U.S. House on Thursday, with Ohio lawmakers falling along party lines for the vote. Republican Reps. Pat Tiberi and Steve Stivers voted for the bill and Democratic Rep. Joyce Beatty voted against.

Pat Tiberi / Facebook

Ohio’s second longest-serving member of Congress is stepping down from his post to take a job in the private sector. Rep. Pat Tiberi has served as a U.S. Representative for the 12th district in Central Ohio since 2001, and in those nine terms came to carry a lot of political clout in Washington, D.C.

But what will his departure mean for his constituents and for Ohio?

Office of Speaker Paul Ryan

Rep. Pat Tiberi announced Thursday morning that he will resign from the U.S. House by January 31, 2018, taking a position with the private Ohio Business Roundtable.

Elvis Saldias, in the Ohio Statehouse, asked for the U.S. Congress to support legislation that would offer extended protections for children who were brought to the United States and no longer have legal status.
Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

Young professionals in Ohio are sharing their stories, pleading that Congress pass a law that will save them from deportation. These "DREAMers," who were brought to the United States as children then lost their legal status, say America is the only home they know.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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In the wake of the Trump administration's announcement that DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, will end in six months, Gov. John Kasich went on CBS This Morning with a call to action for legislators.

"Congress has six months," he said. "It should be take, like, six hours to get this done." 

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