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Columbus Council Leader Wants To Move To Mayor’s Office

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Flanked by supporters at the William H. Adams Community Center, Columbus Council president Andrew Ginther announces he'll seek the Mayor's office in 2015.
10, 2014

When four term Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said he would not seek re-election next year it opened opportunity for others. Wednesday, The head of Columbus City Council, Andrew Ginther, says he wants to be mayor.

Longtime Ohio GOP Chairman Bob Bennett Dies At Age 75

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Longtime GOP Chairman Bob Bennett has died
December 6, 2014

Bob Bennett, the longest serving chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, has died at the age of 75.

A Second State Lawmaker Resigning Before End Of Session

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State Senator Shirley Smith plans to resign at the end of November.
December 4, 2014

A state senator from Cleveland has resigned her seat a month before the end of the legislative session. Senator Shirley Smith has tendered her resignation effective November 30th.

Redrawing Ohio Lawmakers’ Districts Could Pass

Two resolutions on redistricting are in the Senate, both still in committee.
4, 2014

Bills that could change the way lawmakers’ districts are drawn are being caught in the rush to pass legislation before the end of the year. Plans under discussion could undergo last minute changes before big votes today.

Ohio House Closer To Deal On Map-Making Process

The Ohio House is one step closer to redrawing the state's legislative districts.
December 3, 2014

The sponsor of a plan to overhaul the way Ohio draws state legislative districts says negotiators are moving closer to a deal over the process.

State Lawmakers Consider Bill To Help Doctors Fight Lawsuits

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December 3, 2014

The state Senate is expected to take up a measure next week that would allow doctors to acknowledge fault without the admission turning up in a malpractice lawsuit.

Portman Bows Out of 2016 Race For President

Portman is perhaps best known outside Washington for having reversed his position on same-sex marriage after learning his son is gay.
December 2, 2014

U.S. Senator Rob Portman says he will not run for president in 2016, choosing instead to seek a second term in the Senate.

Columbus Finalist For Democratic Convention

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Columbus, Philadelphia and Brooklyn are finalists for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
24, 2014

Columbus is a finalist for the 2016 Democratic National Convention along with New York and Philadelphia.

Central Ohio Group Says Immigrant Reform Not Big Enough

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The Central Ohio Worker Center advocates on behalf of immigrants and others.
21, 2014

Officials estimate there are 30 to 40 thousand undocumented immigrants in Central Ohio who could be spared deportation under President Obama’s reform order.

Ohio House Votes To Shield Execution Drugmaker

The Ohio House has approved a measure to conceal the identities of drug companies that manufacture lethal drugs for executions.
20, 2014

The Ohio House has approved a bill shielding the source of the state’s lethal injection drugs for a minimum of 20 years.