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7:23 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Ohio's elections chief bans certain board mailings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's top elections chief is banning county officials from sending voters unsolicited absentee ballot applications ahead of Election Day.

The move by Secretary of State Jon Husted Monday comes after several county boards of elections recently had tied votes on whether to send out applications.

A spokesman for the Republican says he wanted to provide clear guidance to boards, and issued the directive to the state's 88 counties in order to have uniformity.

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Politics
8:44 am
Mon August 22, 2011

Ohio redistricting board holds public hearings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The board tasked with redrawing Ohio's legislative lines kicks off a week of public hearings Monday with trips to Lima and Toledo.

The Ohio Apportionment Board redraws the state's legislative districts every 10 years to reflect changes in population after each decennial census. A spokesman for the House speaker says the board wants to hear from the public about what works and what doesn't with the current districts.

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Politics
5:50 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

PoliticsOhio: GOP Looks To Compromise On Senate Bill 5, Unions Say It's Too Late

There have been a lot of discussions that seem to be happening behind the scenes about how to get this resolved before this goes to the ballot to voters in about 80 or so days, in a little over 2 months. There was some talk about how some republican leaders were trying to get union leaders to deal with this.

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Politics
5:17 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

Ohio Supreme Court Dismisses Case Over Consitutionality Of JobsOhio

The state’s highest court says ProgressOhio, the liberal policy group that sued over JobsOhio, needs to take the case to a lower court before it can be heard in the Ohio Supreme Court.  ProgressOhio’s Brian Rothenberg says his group is considering that option.  Rothenberg says one of the reasons he started his case at the Ohio Supreme Court is that the recently enacted JobsOhio law mandated that action.  The court’s ruling does not address the constitutionality of JobsOhio. 

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Politics
3:18 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

PoliticsOhio: GOP Looks To Compromise On Senate Bill 5, Unions Say It's Too Late

empty tables at GOP proposed meeting to discuss compromise with union leaders
Karen Kaser Ohio Public Radio

Emily McCord: Let’s begin with the news this week regarding Issue 2 on the ballot-that’s the attempt to repeal the law limiting collective bargaining. So, bring us to speed on what happened with this.

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