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Opinion: Establishment Politics Will Not Solve the Challenges Our City Faces

Will Petrik Will Petrik Opinion: Establishment Politics Will Not Solve the Challenges Our City Faces

I am an elected member of the Franklin County Democratic Party (FCDP) Central Committee. On Wednesday evening, I got an email on FCDP letterhead with an announcement from Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer. His message to the Democratic Party Executive Committee was that he will not be seeking re-election for City Attorney. He closed with […]

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Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer Won’t Seek Re-Election

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer Won’t Seek Re-Election

In an email addressed to Mike Sexton, Chair of Franklin County Democratic Party Executive Committee, Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer formally announced last night that he will not be seeking relection for that office. “It is time for me to end my public career and begin preparing to be a private citizen,” he stated in the email. […]

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Local Food Action Plan Passes for Central Ohio

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher Local Food Action Plan Passes for Central Ohio

The City of Columbus has teamed up with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners in an effort to provide healthy local food to all of Central Ohio. Columbus nonprofit Local Matters detailed needed food improvements in the first ever city-wide food plan — an effort to address the crippling economic issues contributing to the lack […]

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Mayor Ginther Releases 2017 General Budget Proposal

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayor Ginther Releases 2017 General Budget Proposal

The annual City Budget proposal was released today for the upcoming fiscal year, which marks the first one for Mayor Andrew Ginther, since taking office back in January. It’s also the largest budget proposal in the history of the city, clocking in at $869.5 million — $34.7 million higher than former Mayor Michael Coleman’s final […]

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Donald Trump Elected as the 45th President of the United States

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Donald Trump Elected as the 45th President of the United States

UPDATE: November 9th 5:30am by Walker Evans After winning the states of Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, Donald Trump has secured over 270 electoral votes to become the next President of the United States. “Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division, have to get together, to all Republicans and Democrats and independents […]

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COTA Levy Renewal Gets Overwhelming Support

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega COTA Levy Renewal Gets Overwhelming Support

Columbus voters are favoring the 0.25 percent tax renewal for COTA services. Roughly 73 percent of voters came out in support of the levy with 27 percent voting against. This will be the second time this tax is passed. Voters approved the levy originally in 2006, adding to the 0.25 percent permanent tax approved in […]

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The Confluence Cast: Local Election Preview

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Local Election Preview

In this week’s episode of The Confluence Cast, listeners get a breakdown of the local election issues and candidates before going to the polls tomorrow. I sat down with Lauren Sega, Columbus Underground’s Politics Reporter, to talk about the bond and levy issues and a few of the larger local races. http://theconfluencecast.com/episodes/16_election.mp3 Click here for […]

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