Common Cause Ohio

WCBE Files

The anti-abortion group leader who also heads the state medical board says he will recuse himself from voting on a complaint involving three abortion providers he has publicly criticized.

WCBE Files

Records show Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is in close contact with Ohio Right to Life, and group president Mike Gonidakis sent a text message to his communications chief when investigative findings were released against Planned Parenthood complimenting the press coverage.

Issue 2 on the November ballot is often associated with how it will impact the ballot issue to legalize marijuana.


A group has submitted petition signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office to start the effort to allow voters to decide the fate of a proposal putting stronger term limits in the state’s constitution.

There’s an increasing amount of information available online about what state government is doing.

It’s not unusual for Ohio House and Senate staffers to take a leave of absence to run campaigns.

Opponents of elections bills under consideration in the state legislature say majority Republican lawmakers are trying to pass changes that make it harder for people to vote, and in a way that makes it harder for Ohioans to overrule.

Changing Politics Involves Changing Political Process

Oct 9, 2013

Ohio voters who say they are fed up with the current political system often find it’s difficult to change. Many people who study politics say it’s not as simple as voting incumbents out of office.

Polls show voters are upset with Congress over the federal shutdown.