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Ohio Gas Tax Increase Will Fund Road Repairs in 2020

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Gas Tax Increase Will Fund Road Repairs in 2020

County engineers glad for gas tax hike, but rising material costs still a concern for some.

By Tyler Buchanan Tim Schumm is already looking forward to spring.  County engineers like him also serve as amateur meteorologists. Forget baseball. Spring means it’s paving season, and the Henry County official knows the recent influx of gas tax revenue will help to get an extra 11 miles of road paved this spring. His office couldn’t […]

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Automatic Voter Registration Could be Coming Soon to Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Automatic Voter Registration Could be Coming Soon to Ohio

by Susan Tebben A new proposal to require voters to be automatically registered to vote could be filed in the Ohio House by the end of the week, according to its sponsor. State Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney, D-Cleveland, is pushing forward with a move that has been supported by Secretary of State Frank LaRose in the […]

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Politics and a Pint

  Politics and a Pint

Enjoy another round of lively political conversation in a casual setting. Mike Thompson, host of Columbus on the Record on WOSU TV and Ann Fisher, host of All Sides with Ann Fisher on 89.7 NPR News, will be joined by Laura Bischoff, Statehouse Reporter for the Dayton Daily News and Andy Chow, Statehouse Reporter for […]

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Morgan Harper Wants Faster Paced Progressive Action in District 3

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Morgan Harper Wants Faster Paced Progressive Action in District 3

There’s a new Democratic challenger in Ohio’s District 3, and she’s looking to bring a faster pace and more progressive policies to the seat now held by US Rep. Joyce Beatty. In a recent interview with Columbus Underground, Morgan Harper detailed her policy platform, her campaign strategies, and her intent to plot a new course […]

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Former Richard Cordray Adviser to Challenge Joyce Beatty in 2020

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Former Richard Cordray Adviser to Challenge Joyce Beatty in 2020

Rep. Joyce Beatty, who’s represented Ohio’s third congressional district since 2013, faces a challenger in the upcoming 2020 election. Morgan Harper, a 36-year-old former adviser of Richard Cordray, says she’ll run a grassroots campaign against the incumbent, prioritizing racial justice, affordable housing, and climate change. Harper, a Columbus native, was raised by an immigrant and […]

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Ohio Immigrant Community Braces for Mass Roundups Rumored for Next Week

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Immigrant Community Braces for Mass Roundups Rumored for Next Week

Update 3:20PM 6/22/19 — President Trump stated that he will delay the ICE raids. If it comes to fruition, President Donald Trump’s tweet warning of the removal of “millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States” has major implications for the local immigrant community. The announcement, later confirmed by Immigration […]

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The Limits of Choice: Three Women Share their Late Abortion Stories

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Limits of Choice: Three Women Share their Late Abortion Stories

Everyone has an opinion on abortion. Politicians are passing laws about it, organizations are busy funding it or advocating against it, women and people and families are making decisions about it.  With 22 reproductive healthcare restrictions passed to date, including bans on abortions after 20 weeks and now after a fetal heartbeat is detected, Ohio […]

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