Ohio voted on abortion. Next year, 11 more states might too.
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. — As activists parse the results of last Tuesday’s vote to protect abortion rights in Ohio, Jamie Corley is already well on her way to putting a similar measure in front of Missouri voters next year. Corley, a former Republican congressional staffer, filed not one, but six potential ballot measures in August […]
Abortion-rights victories cement 2024 playbook while opponents scramble for new strategy
Anti-abortion leaders woke up Wednesday to the sobering reality that abortion rights remain the nation’s predominant political issue. Decisive wins in swing and red states in two national election cycles since Roe v. Wade was overturned last year have given momentum to reproductive rights groups, who aggressively campaigned and fundraised in key states across the […]
Lack of oversight on transmission spending leads to higher electric bills, consumer advocate says
Electric customers have fallen into a “regulatory gap” that’s allowed billions of dollars of transmission construction to happen without oversight of need, prudence or cost effectiveness, according to a complaint filed with federal regulators by the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel. And though the complaint to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was made on […]
Ohio Supreme Court approves abortion rights amendment Ballot Board summary for voters with a tweak
This story first appeared in the Ohio Capital Journal. The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered one tweak to summary language approved by Republicans on the Ohio Ballot Board for voters to see in November on a proposed reproductive rights amendment. The split state supreme court rejected using the full text of the proposed amendment and declared […]
‘We’re coming for you’: Daines outlines GOP’s strategy to retake the U.S. Senate
Even though he was speaking in South Dakota, Sen. Steve Daines had a message for Montana — and Ohio and West Virginia. “If you’re a Democrat and you’re running in those states, we’re coming for you,” Daines, R-Montana, told an enthusiastic crowd who had gathered to hear former U.S. President and current Republican front-runner Donald […]
Audit into FirstEnergy subsidiaries expected to be complete by end of year
The outside audit into lobbying expenses and activities from Monongahela Power Co. and Potomac Edison Co. is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, according to a statement of work filed with the state Public Service Commission on Wednesday. Van Reen Accounting, LLC was selected by the PSC last month to perform the audit. The […]
Ohio voters are deciding if it’s too easy to pass ballot measures. Other states are watching.
CLEVELAND — Ohioans over the last century have used the state’s ballot initiative process to pass constitutional amendments that raised the minimum wage, integrated the National Guard and removed the phrase “white male” from the constitution’s list of voter eligibility requirements. Now, lawmakers want to make it much tougher for an initiative to be approved. […]