Ohio does not need another across-the-board income-tax cut. That, unfortunately, is the centerpiece of Gov. John Kasich’s mid-biennium budget proposal. When fully implemented, it would provide more than $900 million a year in tax cuts, much of which will go to the most to affluent Ohioans, and further shift the tax load to everyone else.
Supporters of an effort to add an “Ohio Voters Bill of Rights” to the Ohio Constitution soon could begin collecting signatures in their bid to place the measure on the statewide ballot.
The office of Attorney General Mike DeWine yesterday certified language for the petitions as acceptable after rejecting previous wording on Feb. 13.
via ‘Voters Bill of Rights’ gets one step closer to Ohio ballot | The Columbus Dispatch.
Libertarians await word on making Ohio’s ballot
Two Libertarian candidates for statewide office in Ohio are awaiting word from the state elections chief on whether they’ll make the May 6 primary ballot.
KY Sen. Paul to keynote Ohio county GOP dinner
Potential 2016 presidential candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky will be the keynote speaker for a major southwest Ohio Republican banquet, a GOP official announced Thursday.
Cincinnati police probe Greenpeace security breach
It’s your choice, America. Fix the climate, or the guac gets it.
Chipotle Inc. is warning investors that extreme weather events “associated with global climate change” might eventually affect the availability of some of its ingredients. If availability is limited, prices will rise — and Chipotle isn’t sure it’s willing to pay.
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WASHINGTON — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule as unconstitutional a state election law that bars people from making recklessly false statements about political candidates, saying it restricts free speech.The legal filing made this week at the Supreme Court is unusual because DeWine is opposing a law that he is charged with defending. To handle that duty, a separate set of attorneys in his office — who will be walled off from DeWine’s work on the case — ...
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Charges pile up against Ohio municipal judge
A suburban Cleveland municipal judge indicted last year on bribery and prostitution-related charges is facing new charges of tampering with evidence and records in the case.
Libertarian governor candidate challenged in Ohio
Lawyers sparred Tuesday over whether a Libertarian gubernatorial candidate in Ohio is qualified for the May ballot, a dispute whose outcome could affect Republican Gov. John Kasich‘s re-election bid.
Ohio lawmakers pass new provisional ballot rules
Ohio lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill setting forth when provisional ballots are counted in the political swing state and what it takes to cast one.
Ohio calamity-day bill hits snag; debate continues
State lawmakers disagreed Wednesday over how many additional calamity days to give Ohio schools off this year because of the winter’s hazardous weather, and how districts can make up the ones they have already taken.
Ohio bill on religion, gay rights is withdrawn
COLUMBUS – This morning, State Rep. Bill Patmon agreed to join FreedomOhio’s effort to kill House Bill 376, otherwise known as the Ohio Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
“I’m relieved to see Rep. Patmon working to stop this destructive and discriminatory piece of legislation,” said FreedomOhio co-founder and Executive Director Ian James. “Our state already has an unconstitutional marriage ban in place, depriving loving same-sex couple of the right to be legally married – the last thing we need is to further marginalize and attack LGBT Ohioans.