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Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher Exploring 2012 Senate Run

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From The Dispatch: Fisher forms committee to explore 2010 Senate run Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher took another step yesterday toward becoming an official U.S. Senate candidate in 2010. The Ohio Democrat has formed a federal exploratory committee that will allow him to investigate “how to become the most effective partner with Gov. (Ted) Strickland and […]

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City Council Candidates Up for Election in November

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From The Dispatch: Columbus City Council primary looms By Robert Vitale Eight candidates filed papers today to run for seats on the Columbus City Council, requiring a field-narrowing primary in May if all end up certified for the ballot. Incumbent Priscilla R. Tyson said today that she intends to run for re-election. A. Troy Miller […]

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City of Columbus Makes More Budget Cuts

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From The Dispatch: City makes more cuts By Robert Vitale Columbus city leaders restored money yesterday for limited yard-waste pickup later this year, but more than a dozen other budget cuts were added to an already lengthy list. Among them is a special police strike force aimed at quelling summer violence on city streets. Mayor […]

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Strickland’s 2009 State of the State Address at Noon

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Today, Governor Ted Strickland is scheduled to deliver his third State of the State Address to the 128th Ohio General Assembly. I’m expecting to see much discussion on education reform and Ohio’s economy. Ohio is facing a seven billion dollar budget deficit and is required by it’s constitution to have a balanced budget. What that […]

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City Council Discussing Changes to Vacancy Process

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From The Dispatch: Council considers private talks to fill vacancies By Robert Vitale Columbus City Council President Michael C. Mentel backed suggestions last night for changes in the way the council fills its vacancies. The most likely option is a rule change that would allow council members to discuss potential appointees in private. “We have […]

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City Council wants YOUR ideas for saving money

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At a public hearing last night, City Council discussed several ideas for combating the city’s budget deficit this year. Most ideas revolved around budget cuts and the increase of fees and taxes. The idea of a .25% income tax increase was specifically mentioned several times. Council is still seeking public input and creative ways to […]

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Voinovich joins key spending committee

Josh Lapp Josh Lapp

Sen. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio, was named today to a seat on the Senate Appropriations Committee, a post which will allow him to steer federal dollars back to the state. Voinovich, who will retire at the end of 2010, gives up his seat on the foreign relations committee to join the appropriations committe, which must […]

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