Dispatch Politics: It’s Election Day, what’s on your primary ballot?

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The Columbus Dispatch
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Seen and unseen, Columbus capital budget focuses on neighborhoods
For every capital improvement dollar Columbus allocates in 2017, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther said, 88 cents will benefit neighborhoods.But much of that will be difficult for residents to notice if the projects work as intended.The city’s $861.4 million capital improvement budget for 2017 includes money for the things neighborhood residents want to see, and even more for flushing away the things they don’t.It has millions for transportation projects, […]
It’s Election Day, what’s on your primary ballot?
It’s primary-election day.Central Ohio voters will decide issues and primaries in several communities, including a countywide tax increase for services for senior citizens in Franklin County.Columbus, Reynoldsburg, Whitehall and Hilliard have city council primaries that will narrow the number of candidates before the November election.Reynoldsburg is asking voters to approve an income-tax increase to pay for a Community Center YMCA. Franklin Township wants […]
Ohio House to keep expanded Medicaid open to new enrollees, but under closer watch
A push by conservatives in the Ohio House to gut Medicaid expansion was rejected Monday by Republican leaders, but they did agree to keep closer tabs on spending before recommending passage of the two-year state budget.The plan to freeze expansion enrollment, which would have dramatically lowered Medicaid rolls over time, was not part of the dozens of budget changes made Monday. House Finance Committee Chairman Ryan Smith, R-Bidwell, said a freeze likely would get bogged down in court […]
City supports nonprofit grocery store for Franklinton
Money from the Hollywood Casino Columbus is helping a Franklinton nonprofit group build a long-needed grocery store in the still-struggling neighborhood.The Columbus City Council on Monday approved $150,000 from the Westside Community Fund to help pay for the grocery store to be run by Lower Lights Christian Health Center at 1160 W. Broad St. Lower Lights plans to build a 5,000-square-foot nonprofit grocery store and cafe at the site, selling fresh produce and other items. […]
Kasich postpones executions due to lethal-injection court battle
A court battle over lethal injection forced Gov. John Kasich on Monday to reschedule nine executions, beginning with convicted child killer Ronald Phillips.Phillips, who was convicted of the murder of his then-girlfriend’s 3-year old daughter, Sheila Marie Evans, in 1993, was slated to be put to death May 10, but that date can’t be met because of a pending court hearing in Cincinnati. His new date is July 26.The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is to hold […]
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