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The opponents of Issue 2, the Drug Price Relief Act, recently outspent backers of that proposal by a four-to-one margin. And most of the money in the opposition’s campaign war chest couldn’t be directly traced because it was in an LLC rather than a traditional political action committee.

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A Republican candidate for Secretary of State has dropped out of the primary fight, citing party unity as her reason. 

Representative Dorothy Pelanda of Marysville was going head-to-head with Sen. Frank LaRose of Hudson in perhaps the biggest primary fight aside from the gubernatorial race. Pelanda wrote that the Ohio Republican Party is a family that must stay strong and that’s why she was ending her candidacy.

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As of now, someone who wants to start their own business in Ohio can do it completely online. The process has gone from an average waiting period of four days to four hours.

More than four years ago, if a person wanted to start a business, they had to do all their filings by mail. Now you can start a company with nothing but a smartphone.

The forms needed to start a business are filed through the office of Secretary of State Jon Husted, who says the new process helps those with an idea avoid discouraging setbacks.

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Ohioans will be voting on an issue this fall that, if passed, would add what backers call a victim’s bill of rights to the Ohio Constitution.

The Secretary of State has certified signatures submitted by backers of what’s known as “Marsy’s Law," meaning it’ll be on this fall’s ballot. 

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