Quinnipiac University’s latest Ohio poll found a big lead for Republican Governor John Kasich in his campaign for reelection, although a plurality of those surveyed believe the state’s economy has not improved much since Kasich took office.
Environmentalist groups and “green” energy companies gave new testimony to the Ohio Senate’s Public Utilities Committee on April 30 as Senator Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) began final preparations for a committee vote next week on Senate Bill 310 (SB 310).
Opponents of Franklin County Issue 6, a permanent levy doubling the property taxes county residents pay to support the Columbus Zoo, successfully defended a campaign mailer against an Ohio Elections Commission complaint this week.
Opponents of Franklin County Issue 6, which would double the amount of property taxes paid to the nonprofit that runs the Columbus Zoo, must contend with over half a million in pro-levy spending from the proposal’s wealthy backers.
Former government employees’ theft or misuse of thousands of dollars is only one of the issues facing public officials in the Cuyahoga County city of Richmond Heights, based on a report from the Ohio Auditor of State released this month.
The City of Columbus has filed a lawsuit against transportation start-up Lyft in Franklin County Municipal Court, seeking a court order to kill the company’s operations in the city and maintain the local government’s regulatory grip on the taxi industry.
Officials at Franklin City School District in Warren County hope voters approve a significant tax hike in the May 6 primary, as the district wants new revenue to balance out years of spending increases and a current deficit.
Ohio Representative Matt Lynch (R-Bainbridge Twp.) recently introduced legislation “to prohibit courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators from applying foreign law to the detriment of constitutional rights under the United States and Ohio constitutions.”
Northeastern Ohio leftists Rep. Mike Foley (D-Cleveland) and Rep. Bob Hagan (D-Youngstown) have introduced legislation to increase the state minimum wage to $10.10, which they say will help poor Ohioans and punish unfair employers.
U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black ruled earlier this week that Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, asserting there is “no rational basis” for defining marriage as between one man and one woman.