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Ohio School Board Debates Sexual Orientation Rule

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The State Board of Education is divided over a proposal to protect teachers from being fired because of their sexual orientation.
15, 2014

A proposal to protect Ohio school teachers from being fired on the basis of sexual orientation has divided the state school board.

Almost 32,000 Ohioans Have Voted In May 6 Primary

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says 32-thousand people have cast an early ballot in the May primary election.
15, 2014

Almost 32,000 Ohioans have cast ballots so far in the state’s primary election next month.

Kasich Rolls Out First TV Ad In Campaign For Governor

The ad debuted Tuesday morning and is expected to run on local television stations for one week.
April 15, 2014

The incumbent Republican governor on Tuesday released a television ad titled “Deliver” that focuses on his humble western Pennsylvania roots, entering Ohio politics, and starting a family.

Former President Clinton To Speak In Ohio

Former President Bill Clinton plans to address a Democratic Party event in Columbus in June.
14, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton will headline an Ohio Democratic Party event this summer.

Ohio Energy Group Opposes Lifting Ohio Targets

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April 9, 2014

Ohio alternative energy producers are fighting a new Senate proposal to halt the phase-in of Ohio’s clean- and advanced-energy targets.

Counties, College Athletes See Changes In Budget Update

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The budget update approved by the Ohio House Finance Committee approved several changes, including language on college athletes and whether counties that mail out unsolicited absentee ballot applications should see cuts to funding. Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald led a push to approve mailing unsolicited applications.
9, 2014

An Ohio House committee on Tuesday made several changes to the next state budget, including language on college athletes and punishing counties for mailing out unsolicited absentee ballot applications.

Ohio Labor Group Blasts College-Athlete Amendment

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8, 2014

A labor organization in Ohio is questioning a change made to a state budget bill that clarifies that college athletes are not employees under state law.

Ohio Lawmakers Strike Funding Cut Tied To Ballots

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8, 2014

A committee in the Republican-led Ohio House is removing language from Gov. John Kasich’s midterm budget bill that would have stripped counties of a portion of their local government funding if they mailed out absentee ballots in violation of state law.

Ohio Lawmaker Renews Call For Judge’s Impeachment

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An Ohio state lawmaker has renewed his call for the impeachment of a federal judge who says he will rule Ohio must recognize gay marriages performed in states where they are legal.
7, 2014

A state lawmaker has reiterated his call for the impeachment of a federal judge who plans to order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages.

Organizers Begin New Gay-Marriage Effort In Ohio

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FreedomOhio says it will revise wording of its ballot issue to overturn Ohio's ban on gay marriage.
4, 2014

Backers of a ballot effort to overturn Ohio’s 2004 ban on same-sex marriage say they are gathering signatures for a new petition that revises wording in their proposed constitutional amendment.