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Columbus Metropolitan Club: Conversation 2018

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Columbus Metropolitan Club: Conversation 2018

A provocative conversation with Bret Stephens and John Kasich Bret Stephens, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Columnist and NBC political analyst, will kick off Conversation 2018 with comments about current affairs, politics, and the US state of mind. Joining him on stage will be John Kasich. What’s next for Governor Kasich and what will he […]

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CMC Presents: 12 Questions for the Next Governor

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill CMC Presents: 12 Questions for the Next Governor

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University recently launched a program entitled, “Toward a New Ohio”. According to its website, the purpose “is to help frame the debate for Ohio’s next governor by laying out the challenges facing Ohio’s economy and seeking candidates’ proposals for addressing them.” Bill Shkurti, Distinguished […]

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The Only Gubernatorial Candidate Talking About Criminal Justice Reform

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Only Gubernatorial Candidate Talking About Criminal Justice Reform

Against a party favorite, Kucinich and Samples create a campaign based on relatability and criminal justice reform.

In the race to be Ohio’s next governor, progressive candidate Dennis Kucinich and his running mate Tara Samples are running a familiar campaign. Their pro-laborer platform, one centered on a $15 minimum wage and healthcare for all, calls back passionate, Brooklyn-tinted speeches heard during Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president. They face party favorites, too, in […]

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Political Megatrends for Ohio: 2018 and Beyond

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Political Megatrends for Ohio: 2018 and Beyond

Neil Newhouse, partner, Public Opinion Strategies and Kyle Kondik, managing editor, Sabato Crystal Ball converse as they explore the political future of Ohio. Sponsored by: Hannah News Service * Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Vegetarian Entree: Pasta with Peas and Carrots and Lemon Sauce Regular Entre: Country Fried Chicken and Gravy, Cheddar Grits, Roasted Carrot All: […]

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Dogs May Soon be Legal on Restaurant Patios in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Dogs May Soon be Legal on Restaurant Patios in Ohio

While you may already occasionally see dogs present on restaurant patios — and some businesses even advertise their patios as “dog friendly” — the practice is technically illegal in the State of Ohio. That could change if House Bill 263 continues to see approval through the Ohio Statehouse. The bill, introduced by State Representative Laura Lanese […]

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Registration Deadline is Today to Vote in May Primary Election

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Registration Deadline is Today to Vote in May Primary Election

Those who are looking to vote in the primary election on May 8, 2018 have until the end of Monday, April 9 to register to vote. Those registering must be a U.S. citizen, an Ohio citizen for at least 30 days before the election, and at least 18 years old on or before May 8. […]

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Can Medical Marijuana Help Combat Ohio’s Opioid Crisis?

Travis Irvine Travis Irvine Can Medical Marijuana Help Combat Ohio’s Opioid Crisis?

As medical marijuana becomes a talking point of Ohio’s 2018 election season, some candidates are questioning whether or not our soon-to-be-launched program will help fight the state’s opioid crisis, and if Ohio should go the way of full marijuana legalization. In 2016, the state legislature also considered the possibilities of what the new medical marijuana […]

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