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Commentary: A Safe Experience at the Polls

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Commentary: A Safe Experience at the Polls

By Tyler Buchanan By the time I arrived at the Franklin County Board of Elections last Thursday afternoon, the long line waiting to vote I’d seen in photos had mostly dissipated. Once I made it past the gauntlet of enthusiastic partisans in the parking lot — Please take a quick glance at this giant stack of pamphlets, won’t […]

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Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Prohibit Quarantine and Stay-at-Home Orders

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Prohibit Quarantine and Stay-at-Home Orders

By Tyler Buchanan The Ohio Senate has approved a bill that would restrict the state health director from issuing broad quarantine and stay-at-home orders in battling a pandemic. Senate Bill 311 is one in a string of bills introduced by Republican legislators this year seeking to rein in power of the Ohio Department of Health, all […]

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Dr. Acton’s Harassment May Hinder Search for New State Health Director

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Dr. Acton’s Harassment May Hinder Search for New State Health Director

By Tyler Buchanan Gov. Mike DeWine acknowledges that whoever takes over as state health director may face a torrent of criticism just as Dr. Amy Acton did earlier this year. That’s not a challenge unique to Ohio, the governor also said, vowing the state would continue searching for a permanent replacement to lead the department of […]

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Don’t Vote Twice, Ohio Secretary of State Office Says

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Don’t Vote Twice, Ohio Secretary of State Office Says

By Tyler Buchanan Ohio elections officials are urging voters to take advantage of absentee voting this fall, noting it is a safe option amid the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump has repeatedly spread misinformation about the practice of voting by mail, and this week has encouraged voters to potentially cast multiple ballots — an illegal practice that is a fourth-degree […]

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How to Use Voter Drop Boxes This Fall

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal How to Use Voter Drop Boxes This Fall

By Tyler Buchanan Ohio voter drop boxes are shaping up to play an important role in the election process this fall. Each of Ohio’s 88 counties will feature one drop box and they can be used for more than just dropping off completed ballots. The 88 county boards of election offices must all have their drop […]

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4 Republican Lawmakers Look to Impeach DeWine

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal 4 Republican Lawmakers Look to Impeach DeWine

By Tyler Buchanan Bill Bader Jr. was fed up. A health order signed by Gov. Mike DeWine had forced his race track to close. Bader threatened to reopen without the state’s permission, which got him in some hot water. He felt frustrated and that nobody would listen. Enter state Rep. Paul Zeltwanger. The Republican lawmaker from […]

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State Campaign Finance Reform Bill Could Make Nonprofit Political Spending Public

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal State Campaign Finance Reform Bill Could Make Nonprofit Political Spending Public

By Tyler Buchanan If you can follow the money, state Rep. Gayle Manning reasons, you can follow what’s going on. That’s the main drive behind a new bill proposed by Manning, R-North Ridgeville, and Rep. Jessica Miranda, D-Forest Park, which seeks to reform Ohio’s campaign finance landscape through shining light on anonymous political spending. Their House Bill […]

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