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104 People Accused of Voting, Registering Illegally in Ohio Could Face Prosecution

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal 104 People Accused of Voting, Registering Illegally in Ohio Could Face Prosecution

BY: TYLER BUCHANAN  More than 100 non-citizens could face penalties for having cast ballots or being illegally registered to vote during the 2020 election cycle, but it may take years to fully investigate and prosecute them. Secretary of State Frank LaRose recently announced plans to refer 104 cases of non-citizens being illegally registered to vote and […]

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Legalized Sports Betting Efforts Returning This Fall a High Probability

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Legalized Sports Betting Efforts Returning This Fall a High Probability

By Tyler Buchanan Ohioans will have to hold off from planning their next Buckeyes-Bengals-Browns parlay, but perhaps for not too much longer. Ohio lawmakers did not finalize a proposal on legal sports gambling before departing the Statehouse for a summer break. But it’s a sure bet they will take a close look at the issue upon […]

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The Ohio Budget’s Most Obscure Items

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal The Ohio Budget’s Most Obscure Items

By Tyler Buchanan The new state budget allocates billions of dollars to necessary public services, but you have to flip to page 1,326 to find the part about buying to-go cocktails. Tucked between groundbreaking investments in broadband internet and children’s services, this provision lets Ohioans purchase drinks for “off-premises consumption,” so long as the drink is […]

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Voting Begins Today for 11th, 15th Ohio Congressional District Primaries

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Voting Begins Today for 11th, 15th Ohio Congressional District Primaries

By Tyler Buchanan Early voting begins today for the Aug. 3 special election in Ohio, which features two congressional primary elections and a handful of local ballot issues across the state. Most Ohioans do not have anything to vote for in this special election. But all eyes are on the 11th and 15th Ohio Congressional District […]

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Erasure of COVID-19 Health Violations Among Governor’s Vetoes in State Budget

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Erasure of COVID-19 Health Violations Among Governor’s Vetoes in State Budget

By Tyler Buchanan Gov. Mike DeWine signed the $74 billion, two-year state budget into law, keeping in place nearly all of its signature policy positions and spending priorities while once again nixing an effort by Republican lawmakers to counter his administration’s methods of handling the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. The governor also vetoed an attempt by Republican […]

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Vax-a-Million Program Saw Ohio Vaccination Rate Spike, Then Fizzle

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Vax-a-Million Program Saw Ohio Vaccination Rate Spike, Then Fizzle

By Tyler Buchanan When Ohio’s governor announced a first-in-the-nation vaccine sweepstakes, he acknowledged it might seem like a farfetched idea.  “Now I know that some of you now are shaking your head and saying, ‘That Mike DeWine, he’s crazy. This million dollar drawing idea of yours is a waste of money,’” he said during a public […]

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New Bill Would Allow Ohio Candidates to Spend Campaign Funds on Child Care

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal New Bill Would Allow Ohio Candidates to Spend Campaign Funds on Child Care

By Tyler Buchanan If Ohio wants a more diverse set of political candidates, state Sen. Tina Maharath believes the campaign rules should be more favorable to busy parents. Maharath, a Columbus Democrat, proposes the way to do that is to allow candidates to use donations to pay for child care costs while they are on the […]

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