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By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | 19 hours ago
The dueling lawsuits between elected officials in Maple Heights continues, but the latest filing may have taxpayers shaking their heads as one councilman is sued for not supporting tax increases.
By Jason Hart | Watchdog.org | May 29, 2015 5:00 AM
Is Ohio Gov. John Kasich running a Republican presidential campaign, or an Obamacare promotional tour?
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | May 28, 2015 5:00 AM
Tucked among the myriad of funding issues in Ohio’s biennial budget bill is a provision that would end payouts to owners when their livestock is killed by a dog.
By Jason Hart | Watchdog.org | May 27, 2015 5:00 AM
Taxpayers in Mahoning County, Delaware County and across Ohio will get a clearer look at local government spending starting this summer.
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | May 25, 2015 9:00 AM
On Memorial Day 2002, we drove up to our home to find someone had placed an American flag in our yard. But it wasn't just our yard. Flags lined the street.
By Jason Hart | Watchdog.org | May 25, 2015 5:00 AM
In Marietta, Ohio, business owners still have an oil and gas tax hike Gov. John Kasich has fought for since 2012 hanging over their heads.
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | May 19, 2015 11:45 AM
Transparency in spending is nothing new for the Toledo Public School district, which has published its monthly check register online since 2011. But as the first urban school district in Ohio to sign up for Ohio’s online checkbook, even more financial information will soon be just a click away.
By Jason Hart | Watchdog.org | May 15, 2015 5:00 AM
Central Ohio small business owner Alec Cardellino will be out of work if lawmakers pass Gov. John Kasich's steep e-cigarette tax.
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | May 08, 2015 11:02 AM
Tucked into the more than 3,000 pages detailing the House version of Ohio’s budget bill are two special tax increases – both for sports facilities and both written so that only one county in the state qualifies.
By Maggie Thurber | Watchdog.org | May 06, 2015 5:00 AM
Ohio hides 99 percent of its retirement debt. The state reported $156 million in pension and health care benefits but actually owes $11 billion.