April 4, 2016

Governing March 25, 2016 By Alan Greenblatt St. Louis can’t get a break from its own state. Last year, Missouri enacted a law preventing St. Louis and other cities from setting their own minimum-wage rates and from banning plastic grocery bags. This year, state lawmakers have spent a considerable amount of …

February 4, 2016

The Columbus Dispatch February 3, 2016 Mark L. Winters In his Sunday Dispatch op-ed, columnist Thomas Suddes praised and endorsed Cincinnati Democrat P.G. Sittenfeld’s ambition to restore home rule to localities in Ohio that wish to prevent law-abiding citizens from carrying firearms. Suddes said “Ohio’s constitutional tradition is that voters, …

October 19, 2015

The Athens News October 18, 2015 by David DeWitt Despite an Ohio Supreme Court ruling that kept a local anti-fracking group from putting a countywide community bill of rights/charter proposal to voters this November, the state high court has not yet decided on the constitutionality of those proposals, the keynote speaker …

September 28, 2015

The News-Herald September 24, 2015 By Associated Press The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that an anti-fracking measure in Youngstown must be put back on fall ballots. In a unanimous decision last week, the high court said the Mahoning County Board of Elections lacked the authority not to certify an anti-fracking …