November 2009

 

Public Financing With An Eye On SCOTUS

Monday, November 30th, 2009


A Bipartisan Voting Victory: The Long-Overdue MOVE Act Could Serve As A Model For Future Election Reforms

Monday, November 30th, 2009


Fly the Sleazy Skies; Even friendlier skies

Monday, November 30th, 2009


House Expenditures to go Online

Monday, November 30th, 2009


Christian groups backed fight against Ohio slots

Monday, November 30th, 2009


Opinion: Vetting failed in YSU trustee selection

Sunday, November 29th, 2009


Hershey: Statehouse Scrooges should use December for a Santa makeove

Sunday, November 29th, 2009


Austin and the Link between Corporate Spending Rights and Political Support

Friday, November 27th, 2009


ShareThis Strickland scoffs at GOP’s call for stimulus monitor

Thursday, November 26th, 2009


Ruling says Morrison should step down from elections board

Thursday, November 26th, 2009


Blog on Upcoming editorial: Public financing for judicial elections

Thursday, November 26th, 2009


Ohio Lottery tells State Auditor Mary Taylor she’s wrong to demand performance audit

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009


Redistricting Reform: Parts 1 and 2

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009


Judiciary Report: A Starting Point: A commission of earnest citizens, most with backgrounds in the law, has produced a document demonstrating the complexities of governing

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009


Legislators to redistrict Ohio

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009


Health care fight swells lobbying

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009


Watchdog Groups Detail Political Campaign Contributions in Ways Never Before Documented

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009


Upgrade Ohio’s laws for petitions

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009


Governor’s Remarks to the Forum on Judicial Selection

Monday, November 23rd, 2009


Electing Judges, Judging Elections, and the Lessons of Caperton

Monday, November 23rd, 2009


Chief Justice, State Bar Association, League of Women Voters Will Pursue Appointive-Elective System

Monday, November 23rd, 2009


Special interests faulted for judicial votes: Strickland doesn’t endorse ending popular elections

Monday, November 23rd, 2009


Video: Making Government Transparent

Monday, November 23rd, 2009


Blog: Chief Justice Moyer, allies promise campaign to change selection of Supreme Court justices

Monday, November 23rd, 2009


Chief justice in pursuit: Thomas Moyer launches another worthy bid for merit selection

Monday, November 23rd, 2009


Chief justice suggests end to elections

Monday, November 23rd, 2009


Richland County Board of Elections deputy director selected to lead state association

Monday, November 23rd, 2009


Decision on Morrison expected before holiday

Monday, November 23rd, 2009


Squaresville, USA: How to fix American politics, one right angle at a time

Monday, November 23rd, 2009


“Stimulus” money going to 10 Ohio congressional districts that don’t exist

Saturday, November 21st, 2009


Fault ethics committee, not OCE

Saturday, November 21st, 2009


ACLU seeks to salvage FOIA ruling

Saturday, November 21st, 2009


Modernizing Ohio’s System for Registering Voters: Automatic & Online Registration

Saturday, November 21st, 2009


Finance and Credit Companies Lobby Lawmakers As Congress Moves to Aggressively Regulate Them

Saturday, November 21st, 2009


Editorial: There’s a better way to pick judges

Saturday, November 21st, 2009


Blog: Elections by citizens, not corporations

Thursday, November 19th, 2009


Blog: “Cornerstone of Accountability and Transparency”

Thursday, November 19th, 2009


Election revisions

Thursday, November 19th, 2009




Elections bill passed by divided Ohio House: Registration would be easier, ‘golden week’ eliminated

Thursday, November 19th, 2009


Latest video: MSNBC: Jake Brewer Discussing Lobbying on the Morning Meeting

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009


W. Va. Panel Urges Judicial Reforms

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009


Midwest Redistricting website goes live

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009


Ohio Chief Justice Thomas Moyer burnishes his legacy by pushing for changes in how the state selects its top judges — editorial

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009


Corporate Democracy: Likely fallout from Supreme Court Citizens United decision

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009


A Forum on Judicial Selection: A Time for Action

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009


Secrecy surrounding Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority’s buyout of former CEO is troubling to watchdog groups

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009


Ohio stands to lose a congressional seat; Texas could gain three

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009


Members of House, Senate Banking Committees Rake in Wall Street Campaign Cash, New Report Shows: Financial Industry Has Contributed Two and a Half Times as Much Money to Banking Committee Members Than Other Lawmakers

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009


Financial Industry Invests Heavily in Key Lawmakers

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009


What Money Can’t Buy: Times story offers a unique picture of lobbyists at work

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009


In House, Many Spoke With One Voice: Lobbyists’

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009


Nonprofits Play Role in Legislative Push to Remove Barriers to Voting

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009


Ohio Chief Justice Thomas Moyer pushes to change how state judges are selected

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009


Editorial – A better way: Electronic voter registration could reduce fraud and boost accuracy, confidence

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009


Editorial: A serious challenge to campaign laws

Monday, November 16th, 2009


Capital Eye Blog: Crossing Wall Street

Monday, November 16th, 2009


Parties cash in on hot issues

Monday, November 16th, 2009


Vote-fraud cases linger from 2008: Evidence, law lacking

Monday, November 16th, 2009


News Release: Making Elections Better

Sunday, November 15th, 2009


Election bill aims at vote disputes: Ohio’s provisional ballots third-most in U.S. in ‘08; goal is to reduce the need

Sunday, November 15th, 2009


The BLT: Caperton Coda

Friday, November 13th, 2009


New White House Counsel is Expert on Campaign Finance Law

Friday, November 13th, 2009


A Lobbyist by Any Other Name

Thursday, November 12th, 2009


Federal FOIA Mediator Begins to Use Technology to Reach Public

Thursday, November 12th, 2009


Editorial: Ohio folds: Casino developers begin to inject themselves into state’s politics

Thursday, November 12th, 2009


Sen. Seitz surprised by House committee OK of election bill; could doom quick final passage

Thursday, November 12th, 2009


Blog: Elections bill splits parties

Thursday, November 12th, 2009


Uncounted Ballots: A Measure of Vulnerability

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009


Pennsylvania Turnout: No Voter Faith in Judicial Elections?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009


Fact-Based Election Reform for Military and Overseas Voters

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009


Bill allowing taxpayer money for state Supreme Court races passes

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009


Wis. court tosses judge campaign-money recusal rule

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009


Michigan Supreme Court adopts disqualification rules

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009


Securing the vote for all: Our service members deserve an equal voice

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009


Candidates pour more of own cash into races

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009


GET YOUR (MONEY-IN-POLITICS) GAME ON

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009


Digital Democracy Contest

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009


Editorial: Take the first step: Basic election reforms shouldn’t be stalled by partisan jockeying

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009


Thomas Suddes commentary: Money machine revving up as gambling regulations loom

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009


ShareThis Clock ticking for elections fixes: Ohio House, Senate disagree on overhaul bill

Monday, November 9th, 2009


UPDATED: House committee takes up updated elections overhaul bill

Friday, November 6th, 2009


Year-long vote fraud probe in Miami County finds no crime committed: Investigation dealt with the handling of ballots from 2008 presidential election

Friday, November 6th, 2009


New high-court ethics rules should not, will not stand

Friday, November 6th, 2009


Wisconsin Allows Judicial Conduct that ‘Tramples Our Rights’

Friday, November 6th, 2009


Watch: Bert Brandenburg discussing “Judicial Activism”

Friday, November 6th, 2009


Public Financing: Justice At Stake Applauds ‘Big Victory’ for Wisconsin Citizens

Friday, November 6th, 2009


After identity tangle at the DMV, she’ll keep her vote to herself today

Thursday, November 5th, 2009


The Citizens United Case: The Supreme Court and How It Defines “Corruption” in Determining the Constitutionality of Campaign Finance Laws

Thursday, November 5th, 2009


Political Foes Team Up To Improve Voter Registration

Thursday, November 5th, 2009


‘Citizens United:’ Unleashing Corporate Billions?

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009


ELECTION NIGHT Summit : Ballot Shortage Issue Will Be Addressed

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009


Sunlight Foundation Blog: Pelosi Addresses e-Parliament Conference

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009


Lobbyists Terminating Their Federal Registrations at Accelerated Rate

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009


Study: Lobbyists are quitting at record pace

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009


Bad news for Democrats in revelation of ethics probes: New details on two chairmen – critics surprised by a prolific panel

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009


Blog: On the House Ethics Committee Leak

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009


Corporate Democracy: Likely fallout from Supreme Court Citizens United decision

Monday, November 2nd, 2009


Statement of Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, Democracy 21, League of Women Voters, Public Citizen and U.S. PIRG Regarding Activities of House Ethics Committee and Office of Congressional Ethics

Monday, November 2nd, 2009


Ballot issues help drive record absentee voter turnouts

Monday, November 2nd, 2009


The Devil We Know? Evaluating the FEC as Enforcer

Monday, November 2nd, 2009


New redistricting report released at MDN, George Mason and Brennan Center forum

Monday, November 2nd, 2009


Lobbying Disclosure Forms Don’t Tell Full Story

Monday, November 2nd, 2009