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Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose discusses his support for legislation requiring the disclosure of contributions and spending by co-called dark money groups, on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Columbus.
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House lawmakers met with Ohio's top elections official to discuss ways of making the state's campaign finance system more transparent. The meeting comes after the former House Speaker was indicted for an alleged bribery scheme to get a nuclear power plant bailout through the Ohio General Assembly.

House Speaker Larry Householder
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Ohio lawmakers are introducing bills that require more transparency when it comes to dark money groups in political campaigns. The bills are in reaction to an alleged racketeering scheme involving a dark money organization and Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford).

Rep. Crossman speaks to striking UAW workers after a press conference at the Statehouse Rep. Crossman speaks to striking UAW workers after a press conference at the Statehouse on October 16, 2020.
Ohio House

Some Ohio House Democrats have introduced a bill that would allow their staffers to unionize. The move comes after furor over communication about a staffer testing positive for COVID-19.


The Ohio House Speaker's office is reinstituting its work-from-home policy, after at least one House employee tested positive for COVID-19 and put on administrative leave. Some Democratic members are furious, saying they’ve been kept in the dark.

Ohio I Voted Stickers
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Ohio State senators will soon take up a House-passed bill that its sponsor says will clarify descriptions of school and local levies and other property tax issues before voters. But opponents say it will make it harder for those money questions to pass.

Democrat Jessica Miranda – mother, business owner, and president of the Winton Woods school board – defeated two-term Republican state representative Jonathan Dever of Madeira last month by only 56 votes out of over 55,000 cast.