Elections

Jo Ingles

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump emphasized the need for trade laws to be tougher at his rally in Columbus. That is the kind of message that appeals to one specific group of voters – so called, "Reagan Democrats".

Statehouse News Bureau

It’s been about a year since leaders started publicly vying to become the next President of the United States. Now with early voting underway, the upcoming primary could be a big deal.   

Ohioans have until the end of the day Tuesday to register to vote in the state’s primary. 

Jo Ingles

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate P.G. Sittenfeld got an endorsement that could be a boost in his campaign. He’s getting a little help from former Gov. Dick Celeste.

CNN

While Donald Trump claimed the top spot in the New Hampshire primary, Gov. John Kasich generated a lot of buzz with his second place finish. 

Andy Chow

Last year voters overwhelmingly approved redistricting reform for state legislative maps. Now a similar plan is in the works for congressional redistricting. But some officials fear that measure might break federal law. 

MyOhioVotes.com

Some Ohioans are already voting in the March primary.

Jo Ingles

An Ohio House committee will be considering a bill tomorrow that would allow online voter registration.

Ohio’s legislative leaders have a task force and are holding public meetings to study the possibility of allowing some sort of medical marijuana here.  But regardless of what they do, a national group plans to put a medical marijuana plan before voters this fall.

Andy Chow

A state representative from Columbus is speaking out about a federal investigation alleging he was involved in a pay-to-play scheme during his time as state treasurer. 

Karen Kasler

The state’s chief election officer says the time is now to get ready for the role Ohio will play as a battleground presidential state.

Ohio Secretary of State

The major party presidential candidate submitted 1,175 signatures and needed 1,000 of those signatures to be valid in order to qualify. 

Andy Chow

Plans to legalize marijuana in Ohio went up in smoke in 2015. But the failed ballot issue from this November is not the end of the story.

Andy Chow

2015 was the year a collection of state lawmakers, local officials and historians took a long look at extending term limits. But opponents said average Ohioans had a different view about the idea.

Andy Chow

While looking back at the state’s accomplishments in 2015, Gov. John Kasich came out with a firm stance to reform redistricting both in Ohio and nationally. 

Ohio Secretary of State

Wednesday marked the deadline for anyone wanting to run for president in Ohio’s March primary. All the major presidential candidates from both parties have filed to run in the Ohio primary. That includes the top ten-polling GOP candidates, and Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

CAIR Ohio

An Islamic civil rights group in Ohio is coming out with strong language against Donald Trump’s rhetoric on the presidential campaign trail. The group says Trump is generating fear.

Ben Postlethwait/Flickr

What started as a Twitter battle has built up to be an all-out feud between presidential candidates Gov. John Kasich and Donald Trump. A campaign analyst looks at what this might signal for the future of Kasich’s run.

Jo Ingles

A Democratic State lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would prevent the Secretary of State from removing many people from voter rolls.

Some Ohio lawmakers want Secretary of State Jon Husted to investigate why nearly 900 absentee ballots in Summit County were received but not counted.

A new poll shows Issue 3, the proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio, is the one that will drive Ohioans to the polls in November. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports.

The results of the first issue on this fall’s statewide ballot is expected to have a significant impact to the future of Ohio’s politics. But supporters say their biggest obstacle is generating excitement for the issue. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

Andy Chow

A national political expert visited Columbus to talk about the push to change the way state lawmakers’ districts are drawn. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the expert says Ohioans have an opportunity to achieve something rare in this country.

The bipartisan duo of lawmakers that pushed for redistricting reform on the state level is at it again. This time they want to change the way congressional districts are drawn in Ohio. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

In three years every statewide executive office will be up for grabs, without any incumbents running. This means several high-profile leaders are laying the groundwork for a possible run. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

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