Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
The U.S. Secretary of Energy has announced the awarding of $75 million in federal stimulus money to American Electric Power’s Ohio subsidiary. Steven Chu says the money is part of the Obama administration’s efforts to update the country’s power grid.
Republican State Senator John Husted says the delayed ruling in his residency case has dragged on so long, the case should be dropped altogether. The dispute is now in the hands of the Ohio Supreme Court. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen explains.
With only two days before the Ohio primary, there’s been a shake-up at the Franklin County Board of Elections. Republican Matt Damschroder was removed as director Sunday. He’ll remain as a consultant through the end of the year. There have been reports of friction between Damschroder and Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat.
Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner is meeting with elections officials and concerned voters in the near future to discuss her recommended changes to the voting process in November.
The first of the presidential candidates filed today for the Ohio ballot. Barack Obama’s campaign gathered with supporters and elected officials from all over the state to hand over the petitions to the Ohio Secretary of State. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman led the contingent.
Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has issued a long directive to county boards of elections.
A judge in Columbus is refusing to block Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (from trying to remove the top elections official in Cuyahoga County.