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Shine a light on dark money

I believe it’s time to shine a bright light on “dark money” in politics and put limits on contributions to politicians in Columbus. So, what’s the plan? Dark money disclosure, historic contribution limits, and new opportunities for everyone to get involved in our elections. Today, I announced a campaign finance reform package that will make […]

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Ginther Leads in Four-Way Mayoral Primary

COLUMBUS- Council President Andrew Ginther received an unprecedented lead in the four-way primary for Columbus mayor tonight, taking first place in the nonpartisan matchup. At the Local 67 Fire Fighters Union Hall, Ginther thanked supporters and neighborhood leaders for propelling him to a first place finish and setting the stage for the November general election. […]

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Ginther says that it’s’ all about the neighborhoods’

Original story by Gary Seaman Jr. – This Week Community News The race for Columbus mayor heated up last week, when City Council President Andrew Ginther entered the contest, as expected. The 39-year-old Clintonville resident said he offers good judgment, experience and a vision for the future. Ginther, council president since 2011, said his campaign […]

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Council Approves Marriage Equality Resolution

Original post by Editor in Community, Podcasts, TFO News COLUMBUS, Ohio (TFO News) — City council in Ohio’s capital has voted in favor of a measure expressing support equal rights for same-sex couples, and the ability to legally marry in Ohio. “I’m a big believer that Columbus is America’s 21st Century City. It’s important for […]

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Council President Ginther Enters the Race for Columbus Mayor

Columbus City Council President Andrew Ginther announced today that he is running to succeed Mayor Michael Coleman as Coleman completes his time in office. It’s long been expected that the 39-year-old Democrat intended to follow Coleman in office and Ginther’s opportunity to do so came when Colemanannounced last month that he would not seek a […]

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AIMING TO SAVE BABIES

Infant Mortality Summit seeks to reduce family tragedies in Ohio Ohio’s leaders and communities have made tremendous progress in awakening to this state’s horrific infant-mortality rates and developing resolve and strategies to save babies. The fight continues on Wednesday and Thursday, as the 2014 Ohio Infant Mortality Summit convenes at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. […]

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striking the root

Columbus has infant mortality rates worse than those in bigger, poorer cities. Can a new approach reverse the trend? In the photos, little Will Hurd smiles, toothless and wide-eyed, at the person behind the lens. He sleeps, his little fists bundled close to his head in the victory pose babies seem to find so often. […]

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