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2008 State of the State – $1.7B Stimulus Package

 John Ross

The Dispatch wrote Strickland proposes $1.7 billion stimulus package to create 80,000 jobs Wednesday, February 6, 2008 By Mark Niquette Gov. Ted Strickland used his second State of the State address today to call for a $1.7 billion stimulus package for a struggling Ohio economy, and he also made major education proposals including a promise […]


Clinton, McCain have edge in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Clinton, McCain have edge in Ohio Sunday, February 3, 2008 BY DARREL ROWLAND Barack Obama has convinced Iowa, South Carolina and even Teddy Kennedy. But the Illinois senator has yet to make the sale in Ohio. A new Dispatch Poll shows New York Sen. Hillary Clinton holds more than a 2-to-1 lead […]

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Vote Yourself: Primary primer

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Alive wrote Vote Yourself: Primary primer By John Ross January 31, 2008 Though Super Tuesday occurs about a month before Ohio’s primary election, delegates from the Buckeye State will be crucial to the remaining candidates. Like most years, winning Ohio will factor into both the presidential primary and the general election. At stake in […]

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Supreme Court says red-light cameras are legal

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Ohio Supreme Court rules red-light cameras are legal Thursday, January 31, 2008 Ohio cities may operate automated cameras to catch drivers who run red lights, the state Supreme Court ruled this morning. In a 7-0 ruling, justices struck down a challenge to Akron’s red-light cameras. If the ruling had gone the other […]


Strickland: Keno, Job Slashing and Facility Closure


Gongwer wrote Gov. Ted Strickland on Thursday announced more than $730 million in budgetary adjustments to counter an expected drop in tax intake through July 2009, the end of the current biennium. A state-run keno game for bars and other venues is expected to boost Ohio Lottery profits by $73 million on the revenue side, […]


What to watch as parties battle for Ohio House


The Dispatch wrote What to watch as parties battle for Ohio House By Jim Siegel Tuesday, January 8, 2008 The primary election filing deadline has come and gone, leaving Democrats and Republicans with the teams that each side hopes will give them control of the Ohio House at the start of 2009. ” A lot […]

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Strickland won’t take raise he’s slated to get

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Toledo Blade wrote Strickland won’t take raise he’s slated to get Article published Wednesday, December 19, 2007 COLUMBUS – Gov. Ted Strickland won’t take the automatic pay raise that state law says he is entitled to. “People in public office should attempt to lead by example,” he said. “I made a difficult decision [early […]


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