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By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | Jul 24, 2014 9:38 AM | 169
Can one person survive on just $77 a week? Former Gov. Ted Strickland and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan are going to try.
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | Jul 18, 2014 5:00 AM | 46
Powdered alcohol seems like a brilliant idea that should make consumers happy while earning profits for the inventor and retailers - but not so fast. Even though it’s not yet available for sale, two Ohio legislators want to ban it.
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | Jul 11, 2014 11:06 AM | 97
You can’t carry a gun on the campus of The Ohio State University. Nor can you possess, in and around campus housing, any chemical and dry ice bombs, explosives, bows and arrows, darts, fireworks, knives, paint guns, BB guns, pellet guns, airsoft guns, Tasers/stun-guns, nightsticks, and martial arts implements. But maybe not for long.
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | Jul 09, 2014 10:57 AM
There was a nice bonus included in Ohio’s Mid-Biennium Budget Review bill – literally. A section in House Bill 483 established a new bonus program for county Job & Family Service caseworkers who do their job.
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | Jul 02, 2014 10:08 AM | 19
The message to Toledo City Council was loud and clear: we don’t need a new, costly licensing regulation for food trucks.
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | Jun 30, 2014 11:21 AM | 10
Maybe an actual shower isn’t what National Democratic Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz intended when she was in Ohio last week. But it’s hard to know just what she meant when she said: “…this state needs a shower and our candidates are that shower.”
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | Jun 26, 2014 10:43 AM | 19
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald came up with what he thought was a brilliant plan to encourage kids to go to college: open a savings account for every kindergartener in the county and give them $100 to start it off. And since FitzGerald, a Democrat, is running for governor of Ohio, it should come as no surprise that he wants to expand the program statewide.
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | Jun 19, 2014 1:24 PM | 13
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of two groups who want to challenge the constitutionality of an Ohio election campaign law, but not everyone is happy about the decision and what it may mean for voters. While the decision was good for those who want to overturn the law, others worry about the long-term implications of what has been described as a ‘legalized lying’ should the law be declared unconstitutional.
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | Jun 17, 2014 9:37 AM | 35
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled unanimously Monday that two groups have standing to challenge Ohio’s ‘false statement’ law.
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | Jun 11, 2014 11:20 AM
It was a flurry of activity in the Ohio General Assembly these past two weeks as legislators tried to pass as many bills as possible before leaving on their summer break, also known as campaigning season for the November election.