COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A liberal policy group has until Friday to decide whether to challenge petitions supporting a fall ballot measure offering Ohioans a chance to opt out of portions of the national health care overhaul.
ProgressOhio launched an independent review of more than 546,000 signatures collected by Ohioans for Healthcare Freedom. ProgressOhio Executive Director Brian Rothenberg claims initial findings suggested as many as 20 percent of petitions were flawed.
TOLEDO, Ohio - A panel dominated by Republicans will begin the task of redrawing congressional district lines for the next 10 years.
What's known as the Ohio Apportionment Board meets for the first time Thursday. The board members are the governor, state auditor and secretary of state - who are all members of the GOP - plus one lawmaker from each party.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state attorney general says a group that wants to legalize medical marijuana has failed to submit enough petition signatures in its initial effort to put the issue before voters. At least 1,000 valid signatures were required before the group could proceed. Attorney General Mike DeWine says only 534 signatures were valid.
A former secretary of state who stirred up controversy in the Republican Party when he ran in 2006 seems to be interested in shaking up the GOP again. Ken Blackwell spoke to about 30 people at the Columbus Metropolitan Club today, talking about the debt ceiling crisis. Blackwell wrote on Twitter last week that Tea Party Congressman Jim Jordan of Urbana should run for the US Senate next year if his district is erased in redistricting.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio will stop mailing state tax forms and instruction booklets in a change expected to save $1.2 million.
The Columbus Dispatch reports the paperwork won't be delivered to taxpayers' mailboxes starting next year. The Ohio Department of Taxation was already only sending forms to those who filed their taxes by mail the year before.
Taxpayers who mailed in their 2010 returns will receive postcards with their options for obtaining booklets and forms.