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This year’s presidential race is defying tradition in many ways. One big difference is the ground game.

Karen Kasler

While Republicans will getting a lot of attention at their upcoming convention in Cleveland, there will be groups using that spotlight to reach out to people who might not agree with what’s happening inside the convention hall.

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With the presidential race heating up and Cleveland preparing to host the Republican National Convention, one educational institute is conducting a project in hopes of shedding partisan barriers. They want to do this through the power of music.

U.S. House of Representatives

Recent polls show neither major presidential candidate has high favorability ratings right now. That could leave the door open for frustrated voters to write in candidates.

Jo Ingles

State Auditor Dave Yost has shared his recent limited audit of the federal food stamp program in Ohio with a congressional committee.

OGT/The Ohio Channel

A conservative think tank that’s been opposed to Medicaid expansion is sounding off on reports that the state may face a billion dollar problem in the next budget, set to be introduced in January.

Statehouse News Bureau

Advocates for the poor in Ohio are calling on Gov. John Kasich to take action now to get more federal money for food programs.

Statehouse News Bureau

Once again, a bill that would allow Ohioans to opt out of union representation for public sector jobs has been introduced at the Ohio Statehouse.

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost is going to Congress. He will take his concerns about a big federal program to a House committee this week.

If you go to a parade or public festival this weekend, you might see groups collecting signatures for a variety of possible ballot issues. One of those is meant to take the money out of politics.

June 2016
Andy Chow

A federal court has ruled Secretary of State Jon Husted can continue to remove voters from Ohio’s voter rolls.

Jo Ingles

A bill that defines a new process for resolving conflicts over access to public information has been signed into law.

Andy Chow

Youth services advocates say there’s a big problem in the state; parents who are desperate to get expensive or hard-to-get support for their children end up giving the kids over to the state to get them the help they need. A group of lawmakers say they want to fix that issue. 

Statehouse News Bureau

Approving a governor’s appointee is usually a formality for the Ohio Senate. But the chamber’s leader says he has concerns about a Democratic lawyer from Columbus who is Gov. John Kasich’s pick for the panel that regulates electric utilities in Ohio. 

Jo Ingles

The state auditor has taken a look at the food stamp program in Ohio and thinks there might be some abuse. But the audit falls short of providing some specifics.

Andy Chow

The main airport in Columbus has been renamed to honor John Glenn. But the American icon says the new name will play a much bigger role for people flying in and out of Columbus. 

Jo Ingles and Andy Chow

A state agency that most Ohioans use is finally allowing a user friendly feature that was adopted long ago by most businesses.

Jo Ingles

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Texas law that required doctors performing abortions in the Lone Star state to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and required abortion clinics to meet standards for ambulatory surgical centers.  How does that ruling affect Ohio?

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich’s new appointment to the commission that regulates utilities in Ohio is getting mixed reviews.

Ohio House

Both major parties are working on the platforms that will be decided at their conventions next month. And the 15 member committee working to create the Democratic Party meets in St. Louis this weekend – and it includes four members of Congress, several activists and a state representative from Cincinnati.

Andy Chow

A group of state lawmakers are backing a national campaign to bring back something they believe is lacking in politics: civility. 

Andy Chow

It’s not just the presidential contest that’s close in Ohio - a new poll shows the race for the U.S. Senate is tied, with a little under five months to go before the election.

Jo Ingles

The likely Democratic presidential nominee, former Secretary of State, New York Senator and first lady was in Columbus today, talking about business and economics.

Karen Kasler

For the first time since the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the U.S. Senate took up votes on gun control measures. And Ohio's Senators ended up on opposite sides. 

Courting The Women's Vote

Jun 20, 2016
Andy Chow

The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate has launched a campaign that he says will help families.

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich has vetoed a bill that would have required voters to post a cash bond if they want a court to order polling places to stay open late on Election Day.

Statehouse News Bureau

Gov. John Kasich says the mass shooting in Orlando shows the importance to make sure there are safety measures in place at places where large crowds gather.

Governor Kasich's Back

Jun 14, 2016
Jo Ingles

For the first time since halting his presidential campaign last month, Gov. John Kasich spoke to Statehouse reporters after a bill signing at a state park near Columbus.

Statehouse News Bureau

Gov. John Kasich has not yet signed the legislation that would require the posting of a cash bond by those asking for court orders to keep polls open late. He’s not indicating whether he will.

Jo Ingles

Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill that streamlines many functions of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. It’s being touted as a way to save money and lives.

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