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Oyango Snell is Hitting the Campaign Trail

Walker Evans Walker Evans

On August 1st, Oyango Snell officially jumped into the race for the 15th District of the Ohio Senate. This young Columbusite was most recently serving as the Director of Legislative & Governmental Affairs for the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, and previously as a Government Relations Lawyer for Bricker and Eckler. Additionally, Oyango serves […]


Proposal to set auto insurance rate by neighborhood

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From NBC4i.com: Could Your Neighborhood Dictate Your Insurance Rate? By AMANDA MURPHY An Ohio Senator is proposing new legislation, saying residents in Columbus’ safest neighborhoods are overpaying because insurance companies are required to set rates based on the city you live in, not your neighborhood. Under a newly proposed law, if you live in an […]


Bill Proposed to Restrict Liquor Permits in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Earlier today I was alerted to some disturbing news by local beer journalist Michael Paull. A new Senate Bill (S. B. No. 62) has been introduced that would restrict liquor permits within 500 feet of schools, churches, libraries, playgrounds and parks. State Senator Nina Turner sponsored the bill along with the support of co-sponsors Senator […]


Ohio Senate OKs Passenger Rail Plan for 3C Corridor

Josh Lapp Josh Lapp

From The Newark Advocate: Ohio Senate OKs rail plan; GOP still skeptical Republicans who control the Ohio Senate will allow the state to pursue $250 million in federal stimulus funding for passenger rail service between major cities. But they want the full Legislature to approve any construction if Ohio gets the money. The Senate Highways […]


Passenger Rail Torpedoed by Ohio Senate GOP?

Walker Evans Walker Evans

A pivotal vote is coming in the Ohio Senate Highways and Transportation Committee, possibly as soon as tomorrow, deciding the fate of passenger rail through Columbus. H.B. 2, which contains language that would fund the Ohio Hub 3C Project, had amendments due to Chairman Patton’s office today at noon. One of those amendments, I suspect, […]


Jennifer Brunner is Running for the Senate

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From The Dispatch: Brunner, Fisher announce U.S. Senate bids By Joe Hallett Two of the state’s highest-ranking Democrats are announcing today that they will run in 2010 to replace retiring Republican U.S. Sen. George V. Voinovich. Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher have informed supporters of their plans, potentially setting up […]


Senator Ray Miller accused of financial violations

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From The Dispatch: Sen. Miller accused of financial violations By Jim Siegel The secretary of state’s office says state Sen. Ray Miller, D-Columbus, broke three campaign-finance laws. State Sen. Ray Miller’s apparent inability to account for his campaign’s spending, including thousands of dollars paid directly to him, has landed the Columbus Democrat in more legal […]


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