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7:04 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Ohioans Can Start Early Voting on April Fool’s Day

Ohioans will vote on primary races for statewide offices, including Governor, as well as a statewide ballot issue that would allow the state to issue bonds for some capital improvements. There are more than 600 local issues on the ballot too.

On April first, election boards will start to mail out absentee ballots to those who have requested them, or Ohioans who want to vote early, in person, can vote at the early voting center designated by their county board of elections. 

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Politics
10:18 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Libertarians Have Their Day In Court

The Chairman of Ohio’s Republican Party denies he or his party is behind the challenges to Libertarian Candidate Charlie Earl’s candidacy.  Libertarian candidates say those statements, which were made as part of a federal court hearing on Monday, could be important in the future.

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Politics
2:31 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Kasich’s Midterm Budget: Compassionate Conservatism Or A Boon For The Wealthy?

Republican Governor John Kasich released his Mid-Biennium Review this week, a policy document that updates his previous budget and lays the framework for his administration's agenda for the upcoming year. The proposal includes plans for workforce development, education and veterans' issues. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler tells Emily McCord that Kasich's tax cuts are generating the most scrutiny from Republicans and Democrats alike as the governor faces re-election in the fall.

Key highlights of Kasich's tax proposal in the MBR:

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Politics
12:26 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Governor’s Budget Update Bill Includes Tax Cut, Cigarette And Driller Hike

The governor’s budget update bill includes another state income tax cut – paid for by increases in two existing taxes.

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Politics
7:04 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Ohio Attorney General Certifies Petition In Voter-Access Effort

An Ohio group has been cleared to continue its effort to guarantee what it calls certain voter protections in the state constitution.

Attorney General Mike DeWine certified the petition Monday for the proposed "Ohio Voters Bill of Rights."

The supporters changed their summary of the proposal after DeWine initially rejected their petition, saying it was not a fair and truthful statement of the amendment.

Backers added two sentences describing federal law to the summary.

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