Politics & Government

Kasich Presidential Campaign Opens Door For Lt. Gov. Taylor

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Now that Gov. John Kasich has announced he will officially launch his presidential campaign in a few weeks, there may be new attention on another Republican statewide officeholder: Lt. Governor Mary Taylor.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a roughly $71 billion spending blueprint that continues his expansion of the Medicaid health program and provides an income tax cut.

Pro-Choice Activists Protest Abortion Language In Budget

Jun 26, 2015
Karen Kasler, Ohio Public Radio

Reproductive rights advocates rallied at the Statehouse Thursday, regrouping after a last minute addition to the budget that could force the closure of the only remaining abortion clinic in Toledo.

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman is reportedly the subject of a second investigation by federal investigators looking into the 2010 sale of his former home to a Chinese businesswoman.

State senators have passed a sweeping $71.2 billion, two-year budget that provides an income tax cut for Ohioans, funds public schools and seeks to change health care policies.

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Columbus-based Battelle is helping federal officials prepare for a potential radiological, or “dirty bomb” terrorist attack in a U.S. city.

The Confederate flag is no longer available at the The Flag Lady's Flag store in Clintonville.

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, Tuesday afternoon, said he has handed over documents to federal investigators looking into pay-to-play allegations involving city elected officials and a red light camera company. 

House Democrats Move To Abolish "Pink Tax"

Jun 23, 2015
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Democratic state leaders are pushing for a new tax break that they say could save women hundreds of dollars on feminine hygiene products.

History of Third Party Movements

Jun 23, 2015
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Third parties in American politics have been around since the early 1800's. While they seldom have an influence in an election, they even more rarely are able to win one. The self described "Democratic Socialist" Bernie Sanders, who is an Independent in the US Senate, has placed a bid for president as a Democrat. Coming up, we look into the history of third parties and why some choose to work within the two party system. 

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Columbus City Council President Andrew Ginther, Monday, denied taking money from a red light camera company in return for favorable treatment. 

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The latest independent poll says former Ohio governor Ted Strickland still leads U.S. Senator Rob Portman in the race for Portman's seat, but that lead is shrinking.

The survey of Ohio voters by Quinnipiac University says Strickland holds a 46-to-40 percent lead over Portman. That's down from the nine point lead Strickland had in the last Quinnipiac poll in April.

The poll says Portman holds a 49-to-24 percent lead over Democratic Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld, who's also running for the seat.

Supreme Court Ruling Comes Amid Shifting Opinions On Gay Marriage

Jun 22, 2015
David C. Barnett, WCPN

The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage at a time when public opinion on this topic is rapidly changing.  

Senate Passes Budget Despite Objections From Dems, Cities

Jun 19, 2015
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Ohio Senators have passed their version of the two year state budget, which now goes to a conference committee to work out differences with the House version ahead of a June 30th deadline.

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Pending the approval of the Franklin County Commissioners, the Columbus Zoo plans to ask voters to renew its operating levy in November.

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Thirteen months after voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposed tax increase to fund the Columbus Zoo, zoo boards members have voted to go back to voters.

History of Third Party Movements

Jun 18, 2015
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Third parties in American politics have been around since the early 1800's. While they seldom have an influence in an election, they even more rarely are able to win one. The self described "Democratic Socialist" Bernie Sanders, who is an Independent in the US Senate, has placed a bid for president as a Democrat. Coming up, we look into the history of third parties and why some choose to work within the two party system. 

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A new independent poll says Ohio Governor John Kasich leads Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Ohio. 

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Legislative leaders won't include a proposed tax hike on Ohio oil-and-gas drillers in the two-year state budget.

Senate President Keith Faber and House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, both Republicans, announced Tuesday that negotiations on a longstanding priority of Gov. John Kasich have been fruitful but need more time.

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