Dayton mayoral candidate Nan Whaley with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
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In the weeks leading up to November 5th, endorsements for both Democratic candidates for Dayton mayor, A.J. Wagner and Nan Whaley, continue to come in. Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown endorsed Whaley last week. In a interview with WYSO Thursday, Sen. Brown said he chose to make an endorsement because local politics play a big part in the recovery of the region, which has been suffering since the loss of companies like DHL, NCR and General Motors.
Though Ohioans have been casting ballots early for years, the weekend before election day has been a disputed time. And though this is an off year election, that’s no different this year.
Many counties won’t be allowing in-person voting the weekend before the election. Democrats including party chair Rep. Chris Redfern say a ruling in a lawsuit from last year requires in person voting this weekend.
“It’s time for Secretary Husted to tell the counties that are not following state and federal law,” says Redfern.
Southwest Ohio businesses have a new health care option on the table: so-called “self-insurance” allows companies to cut out the middle man.
The South Metro Regional Chamber of Commerce in Miamisburg has signed up to give its members access to a national self-insurance pool with hundreds of other businesses, which chamber director Julia Maxton says can save them money.
“It’s very clean, it’s very clear,” Maxton said. “It is something that they can understand.”
Attorneys for the state say there's no need for the Ohio Supreme Court to rush its consideration of a lawsuit over Medicaid expansion.
Two anti-abortion groups and six Republican lawmakers are suing Ohio after a legislative panel cleared the way for Gov. John Kasich's administration to spend federal dollars to cover more people in the Medicaid health program.
In a court filing yesterday, state Solicitor Eric Murphy says the plaintiffs don't properly justify their request to speed up the case in a manner similar to election cases.