Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
Voting rights groups behind a proposal to change the way Ohio redraws lawmaker districts say the recently-approved ballot language will give voters the wrong idea.
Earlier this week, we told you about how Ohioâ€™s largest gay rights group was hesitant about supporting a proposed ballot issue legalizing same-sex marriage … an issue that backers are trying to get onto the November 2013 ballot.
Ohio political operatives know it’s usually easier to convince people to vote ‘no’ on ballot issues than to vote ‘yes.’ That’s one reason critics of Ohio’s new collective bargaining law have been confident they will get their way and have voters reject the law in a referendum this November.
Ohio’s attorney general has approved language summarizing a proposed ballot measure to exempt the state from President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
Investigation of possible absentee ballot fraud has expanded into Franklin County.
The board that determines the wording for issues on the statewide ballot has finalized the language for the controversial issue that could bring casinos to four Ohio cities if it’s approved by voters this fall.
The fall ballot is taking shape, as the panel that decides the wording for statewide issues has agreed on language to for two of them. But as Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports, they’ll have to come back next week to deal with the casino ballot issue, and the concerns about that ballot language may give Ohioans a preview how both sides will fight for and against the issue this fall.
Backers of a proposed ballot issue that would authorize gambling casinos in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Columbus insist they are still working toward a ballot issue THIS November.
Ohio voters could see two different proposals on the November ballot to legalize gambling casinos. A leader of the legislature says lawmakers should consider putting their own casino measure onto the ballot. Meanwhile, two Cleveland-area entrepreneurs are vowing to put their own proposal onto the ballot. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has more on this unusual scenario.
A 3-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that the Ohio Supreme Court rather than federal court is the proper forum to decide whether thousands of provisional ballots will be counted. Riding on the outcome of that count is the congressional race in Ohio’s 15th District where Republican Steve Stivers leads Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy by fewer than 600 votes.