From the daily archives: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Republican Senate President Tom Niehaus introduced what he calls an “Ethics Reform Bill” in the lame duck session of the Ohio Legislature.

Here is what you need to know:

The bill does essentially nothing. The bill ignores some long-needed ethics reforms in state government.

What does the bill do?

Mostly, the bill makes some minor tweaks in the definition of a lobbyist and changes the amount of benefit a public official can receive from lobbyists.  Per the Cincinnati Enquirer:

The legislation redefines who is a lobbyist and how much that person can spend on a public official, generally […]

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Here we are, just a few days away from the 2014 primaries in Ohio – or so it always seems with the political class – and there are more eager and ready wannabes in the field than you might find in the annual NFL draft.  For the sake of brevity, let’s ferret out of the list just three well-known Republican candidates who, if reelected, could continue to malform another four years of life in Ohio.

But first, there was more than a little conjecture – on those  evenings when TV offered no equally fetching  sitcoms –   about how a […]

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