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Mandel on Transparency

Republican state Treasurer Josh Mandel announces plans to send letters to 18,000-plus local government officials, inviting them to post details of their spending on OhioCheckbook.com, a website launched by the treasurer that allows searches of state agency spending. Press conference included comments from Republican state Auditor Dave Yost, Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik, Northwest Local Schools…

New Ohio Residents License Issue

John Born, director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, responds to questions from reporters about a provision in the biennial transportation budget requiring people who declare Ohio residency to register their driver’s licenses and car titles in the state within 30 days. Opponents say the law change could dissuade out-of-state college students from voting…