Category: Ohio Government

SOS LAROSE BEGINS UNPRECEDENTED EFFORT TO SEND VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS TO NON-RESPONSIVE “LAST CHANCE” ADDRESSES

COLUMBUS – Today, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose began the process to send voter registration forms to addresses which did not respond to “last chance” postcards sent by their local county Board of Election. This morning, the Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s office issued a request of county boards of elections to…

Watch online! Ohio 34th Annual MLK Commemorative Celebration

The Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission presented awards in categories for Ohioans’ efforts to keep Dr. King’s dream alive and advance his philosophy of nonviolent social change. Awards were presented as part of the annual commemorative celebration held Jan. 17, 2019 at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Columbus. This free noon event recognizes Ohio…

Inclusion is the key to DeWine’s cabinet picks

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s cabinet may be one of the most diverse  in Ohio history. He has nominated 13 women and 5 African Americans to cabinet positions.  Cabinet agency leaders are in charge of multi-million dollar budgets and thousands of state employees. Ronald C. Todd has been named to serve as the Governor’s Minority Affairs…

Sykes Named To National Fellowship On Maternal and Child Health

Lawmaker looks to strengthen Ohio families by bringing together state experts DENVER— The National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL) recently named state Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) to its inaugural Maternal and Child Health Fellowship program. Sykes joins 24 other lawmakers and health policy experts from across the country who will work together to improve…

Ohio cuts income tax withholding rates

Ohio cuts income tax withholding rates Beginning January 1, 2019, millions of Ohioans will be getting a bit more money in their paychecks. At the direction of Governor John R. Kasich, Tax Commissioner Joe Testa said today that Ohio will be reducing withholding rates used by employers to calculate required payroll deductions for the state…

Queen City Champion

Queen City Champion By Christopher Scott Alicia Reece – fierce, champion, dedication; these are just a few of the words that can be used to describe Representative Reece. The representative of the “fighting 33rd district of Ohio,” previously served as President of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus and as Vice Mayor on Cincinnati City Council, chairing…

Great Ohioan Award nominations due Dec. 1

Great Ohioan Award nominations due Dec. 1 The Award commemorates the significant role of Ohioans in an event or series of events of lasting significance in world. In 2003, the Capitol Square Foundation (CSF) launched the Great Ohioan Award to commemorate the significant role of Ohioans in an event or series of events of lasting…