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Mayor’s Office Stands By Arena Payments

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The Franklin County Board of Elections said a local group has enough valid signatures to put an issue on the ballot that could end lease payments on Nationwide Arena.
3:06PM
December
12, 2013

The Mayor’s office maintains Columbus residents still support the public purchase of Nationwide Arena. Voters could decide the issue after a citizens group collected enough signatures to ask voters if they want to stop city payments on the Arena.

City Council To Vote On Campaign Finance Reform Proposal

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A Columbus group wants city council to change the city charter to include a campaign finance reform initiative. Council president Andrew Ginther has reservations about spending public money on campaigns.
5:00AM
December
2, 2013

Columbus City Council is expected to take up campaign finance reform, tonight. A local group, which has proposed the initiative, says it wants more balance on the all-Democrat city hall board. But as WOSU reports, one expert said the proposal does not go far enough.