Ohio

Statewide News
6:04 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Ohioans to Play a Role in Inaguration Events

A handful of Ohioans will be front and center for President Barack Obama's inauguration.

Autoworker Kenyetta Jones is one of right "citizen co-chairs" who've been selected to highlight Obama's first-term accomplishments.

Jones spoke at last year's Democratic National Convention about Obama's work to bailout the auto industry.

She'll ride on an inaugural parade float after Obama's swearing-in Monday.

The Miami University Marching Band will be in the parade too.

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Election 2012
6:05 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Issue 2 - The Redistricting Amendment - Fails Big

Both the statewide issues failed. Issue 1 would have convened a constitutional convention, and state lawmakers were hoping it wouldn’t pass so they could continue with an appointed commission which will make recommendations on changes to the constitution. And Issue 2 would have taken the power to draw the maps for state and federal lawmakers out of legislators’ hands and put it with a 12-member citizens’ panel.

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Election 2012
5:17 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Ohio Voters Reject New Political Mapmaking Panel

Ohio voters have rejected a proposal to change the process for redrawing state legislative and congressional maps.

Issue 2 lost after a fight that pitted voter advocacy groups and unions against business interests and the Ohio Republican Party. Lawyers' groups split on the issue.

The constitutional amendment would have created a 12-member citizen commission to redraw Ohio's political districts every decade. It was prompted by discontent over the maps approved by the state Legislature in 2011.

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7:06 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

List of November 2012 Ohio School Levies

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This is a comprehensive list of school levies throughout the state of Ohio. Results will be updated as they become available.
There are 194 school questions on the ballot this November, including school tax levies, income tax questions and bond questions. You can use this table to search for school questions by county, school district or question or levy type. Source: Ohio Secretary of State
Health, Science & The Environment
6:30 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Advocates for Health Care Law Look Forward to Implementation, But State Still Stalling

Advocates for the federal health care law are celebrating the start of the countdown toward October 1 of next year, when 1.5 million uninsured Ohioans can start shopping a health insurance marketplace called an exchange. But there’s still a lot of uncertainty about who will set up and run that exchange.

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