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Former Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel speaking.
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Resuming Ohio's attempt to allow cryptocurrency in certain tax payments is up in the air after the state's top lawyer found a Bitcoin program launched by the former state treasurer was illegal.

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After less than a year and a handful of transactions, the website that was allowing Ohioans to pay taxes in bitcoin has been shut down by state treasurer Robert Sprague.

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Gov. Mike DeWine has rolled out a 17 point plan to address gun violence in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton. Legislative leaders are already warning proposals like new background checks and a so-called "red flag law" could be a tough sell with their members.

As part of our Curious Cbus series about guns in Ohio, several listeners wanted to know how much the NRA—and other gun groups—donate to Ohio lawmakers.

Mandel Scrubs Content From Twitter, Facebook Accounts

Apr 19, 2019
Former Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel speaking.
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Ohio Republican Josh Mandel has scrubbed two social media accounts containing posts critics at times labelled as offensive.

A window display at the Blockland Solutions Conference in Cleveland this past December.
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Try making a list of the things that the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin can be used for, and a few uses may spring to mind: some merchants accept it as payment, some investors trade it and, sometimes, Bitcoin is even used as the preferred form of ransom for cyber-criminals.

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Ohio is now the first in the country to allow cryptocurrency payments from businesses paying 23 kinds of taxes, including sales tax.

Ohio Statewide Elected Officials Lack Contact With Kasich

Oct 1, 2018
Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Ohio's state auditor, treasurer and lieutenant governor say they haven't spoken to Gov. John Kasich in more than a year. The secretary of state says it's been about six months for him.

Former Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel speaking.
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The term limited state treasurer has revealed what could be his next political pursuit.

Yale Law School

Despite another effort to draft "Hillbilly Elegy" author J.D. Vance to run for U.S. Senate, Vance announced Friday that people should "count me out of politics for now."

Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

Now that Treasurer Josh Mandel has announced he’s out of the race for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, there are lots of questions about who might want to take his place.

Former Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel speaking.
Phil Long / Associated Press

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is dropping out of the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

Sherrod Brown on CNN's State of the Union
CNN'S STATE OF THE UNION

Ohio’s U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has stirred up controversy by labeling President Trump’s adviser Steve Bannon a racist, and saying another adviser may be one as well. 

When the Cleveland police union endorsed state Treasurer Josh Mandel (Republican) today in his bid for US Senate, there were no union members in the audience.

The union president Steve Loomis announced the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association leadership had voted to endorse Mandel over incumbent Senator Sherrod Brown (D).  Loomis said Brown is “stale” and does not support law enforcement.

“…rambles on about Black Lives Matter and false narratives and that’s just completely unacceptable,” said Loomis.

Yale Law School

“Hillbilly Elegy” author J.D. Vance has announced that he considered, but ultimately decided against, launching a 2018 U.S. Senate bid.

City Club of Cleveland

All eyes are going to be on Ohio next year for what could be one of the biggest U.S. Senate races in the country. And it looks like it might be a rematch between incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican challenger Josh Mandel. Rematches are rare but not unheard of.

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