2.08.19 – One of the last ‘acts’ that Mike DeWine did as Ohio Attorney General was to file a motion to dismiss the gerrymandering lawsuit that is in front of a three-judge panel in federal court in Cincinnati. DeWine continued his penchant for wasting Ohioans tax dollars. Fortunately, late today the same three-judge panel dismissed DeWine’s request. Thus, the lawsuit will continue as scheduled on March 4 moving forward to fairer congressional districts.
As a reminder: The ODCCA Winter Meeting and Joint ODCCA/ODP Board of Elections Reception will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Additional information is available at this time.
We are grateful to the many volunteers who poured hours of their time and hearts into the campaigns this cycle! Congratulations to all the candidates who were successful! Thank You to all the candidates who stepped up to run for office! You are all FABULOUS!
Candidates and their campaigns are announcing agreed upon debate schedules as the November 6th General Election is approaching. The Ohio Debate Commission, a nonpartisan group of media outlets, academic institutions and civic organization, has been instrumental in the negotiations between campaigns to schedule debates. The Ohio Debate Commission was formed early in 2018 to provide a framework for Ohio candidates to debate since candidates have been more unwilling to debate in recent years. Several other community organizations have partnered to host debates/forums. Videos will be posted as soon as available.
Ohio’s for-profit charter school system costs taxpayers $1 billion annually, and it’s rife with waste, fraud and abuse — and ECOT (Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow) was one of the worst. You, me and our families, friends and neighbors are footing the bill, and local school districts — our kids — are suffering.