From the daily archives: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The 2014 mid-term elections have made allies of opposing political players, with both calling on the Ohio General Assembly to make redistricting reform a top priority.

In a joint statement released Tuesday, Opportunity Ohio CEO Matt Mayer and ProgressOhio Executive Director Sandy Theis agree that the always thorny and usually hyper-partisan subject of drawing legislative district maps is broken and needs fixing to be fair to voters.

“With voter turnout at record low levels, it is clear the dark art of drawing Ohio’s legislative maps in partisan self-interest is turning off voters, and we urge lawmakers to adopt meaningful redistricting […]

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When Republican governors like Ohio’s John R. Kasich find themselves in the spotlight of presidential politics, the light shining on them often illuminates more than just them. In the case of the just released audit report by the Office of Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security on how well Ohio under the Kasich Administration has been complying with federal reporting requirements for DHS grants, what was revealed is the Buckeye State has many shortcoming to resolve, among them a disregard for federal law, and maybe $3.6 million that could be returned to Washington.

The Department of Homeland Security provides […]

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