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Your party preference should be private

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Other Paper wrote Your party preference should be private BY DAN WILLIAMSON / APRIL 3, 2008 Ever wonder whether your neighbors are Democrats or Republicans? You don’t have to. Just hop online, visit the Franklin County Board of Elections website and look them up. It’s crazy that the government—not to mention your friends and […]

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Strickland gives Spitzer cash to food bank

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The Dispatch wrote Strickland gives Spitzer cash to food bank Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Gov. Ted Strickland is giving a food bank $10,000 in campaign cash he got from former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. Spitzer resigned last week in a prostitution scandal. He gave Strickland the contribution for the Ohio governor’s 2006 campaign. It […]

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Lack of health insurance is killing Ohioans

 SusanB

The Columbus Dispatch wrote Lack of insurance is killing Ohioans, group says By Jonathan Riskind Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Families USA, which advocates universal health coverage, said that a lack of health insurance kills about two working-age adults each day in Ohio, or about 750 people in 2006. Uninsured adults were more likely to find […]

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Ohio seizes voting machines in criminal investigation

 

ars technica wrote Ohio seizes voting machines in criminal investigation By Ryan Paul | Published: March 18, 2008 At the request of election officials, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation has seized voting machines for forensic analysis and has launched a criminal investigation into the Franklin County Board of Elections. Related Stories The […]

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State bill strengthens gays’ rights in Ohio

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The Dispatch wrote Bill strengthens gays’ rights Lawmakers try again to ban discrimination based on sex orientation By Jim Siegel Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Nothing in Ohio law stops companies from firing people because they are gay, just as there is nothing to stop landlords from refusing to rent to homosexuals. Past legislative efforts to […]

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Sick Days are popular, bonds not so much

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Sick-day proposal popular Ohioans split on Strickland’s idea to sell bonds to add jobs Monday, March 10, 2008 BY DARREL ROWLAND Even with the lure of 80,000 new jobs, Ohioans are far from sold on Gov. Ted Strickland’s $1.7 billion economic-stimulus plan. A proposal to require most Ohio employers to provide at […]

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Casino backers want your signatures

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Casino backers want your signatures Posted by James Nash, Statehouse reporter on March 4, 2008 The casino group, MyOhioNow.com, needs more than 400,000 signatures by August to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would authorize a $600 million casino resort off Interstate 71 midway between Columbus and Cincinnati. MyOhioNow.com, […]

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