Marc Dann

Range War in Ohio Breaks Out Over Public Records Requests

OhioNews Bureau

ONB COLUMBUS: Two days after the Vernal Equinox, when the sun crosses the equator marking the beginning of Spring in the northern hemisphere, it was still cold and overcast in Central Ohio, as nearly two dozen activists representing half as many groups gathered on the tail end of Sunshine Week for a workshop on the basics of Ohio’s Sunshine Laws and how to ask for pubic records.

Ohio Judge Strikes Down Republican Campaign Finance Bill, Wrong Bill Signed

ePluribus Media OhioNews Bureau

ONB COLUMBUS: An Ohio common pleas court judge struck down a Republican-pushed campaign finance bill Thursday because the wrong version of the legislation was signed by former Gov. Bob Taft and then filed with the secretary of State, making it the law of the land.

The controversial campaign finance bill was rammed through a lame-duck session of the legislature in 2006 by the GOP, which at the time enjoyed veto-proof margins in both chambers of the legislature and had a Republican governor willing to sign the bill.