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.
Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize gay marriage in Ohio have always contended the effort is about human rights and equality. Now they’re touting a new study that says same-sex marriage would help the state’s economy.
Joyce Beatty wins four-way democratic race to compete for Central Ohio’s new congressional district in November.
Mary Jo Kilroy concedes, losing her 3rd of 4 elections for congress.
Ohio State University vice president Joyce Beatty is leaving her post permanently as she continues her campaign for Congress. Beatty had taken a leave of absence to run for Franklin Countyâ€™s new third District.
The new congressional map has prompted additional candidates to jump into Central Ohio races for congress.
Mary Jo Kilroy’s plan to run for Congress in the new Franklin County district has been thrown a curve. The map approved Wednesday by Ohio lawmakers moves Kilroy’s Clintonville home into the 12th congressional district, a seat now held by long-time Congressman Pat Tiberi of Genoa Township.
The former chair of the House Republican Conference says she’s done campaigning.
“I know what people need here, and that working people in this community need a voice in Washington.” Mary Jo Kilroy, former U.S. Congresswoman
Congressional earmarks have come to symbolize a bloated federal government and out-of-control spending. Earlier this week the Senate rejected a GOP bid to ban the practice. Despite their bad rap, Central Ohio earmarks are welcomed by local officials.
After a second run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio Republican Steve Stivers unseated his Democratic opponent.