Politics & Government

Andrew Ginther and Zach Scott
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Mayoral candidates Andrew Ginther and Zach Scott will face off in the November election.

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The state's Elections Commission has dismissed a complaint by a would-be Libertarian gubernatorial candidate alleging Gov. John Kasich's  re-election campaign played a role in getting him bumped from the ballot.

The Ohio Statehouse
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State lawmakers plan to honor Ohio members of the military who have died recently in U.S. combat operations.

Columbus Lawmaker Proposes Anti-Discrimination Measure

May 19, 2015
Ohio Statehouse in background with Historical Marker Plaque in the foreground

A state lawmaker wants a state panel to help municipalities that crack down on sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination. 

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and Police Chief Kim Jacobs Thursday outlined steps to keep peace in the city. The city leaders want to prevent police-citizen violence similar to recent occurrences in Baltimore and Madison, Wisconsin.

The Ohio Statehouse
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Opponents are fighting a brewing proposal in Ohio that would extend term limits for state lawmakers from eight to 10 years.

Husted Blasts Lawsuit As Politically Motivated

May 12, 2015
Voting booth
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In advance of the 2016 presidential race, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted faces another lawsuit over the state's voting rules.

Critics Say FirstEnergy Plans Will Cost Customers In The Long Run

May 11, 2015
Electric meter
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Supporters and opponents of a plan from FirstEnergy say it will cost customers more for the first three years, but that's where the agreement ends.