Balance of Power

There's a new administration coming to Washington DC, a new legislature in Columbus  with new faces and a stronger Republican majority ,and campaigns already getting underway for this year's mayoral race in Cleveland and next year's statewide elections including Governor. Stay connected with the latest on politics, policies and people making the decisions at all levels affecting your lives.

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RICK SENFTEN / WKSU

Karl Rove – the Fox News analyst and architect of George W. Bush’s political victories -- was standing literally in the shadow of the McKinley Monument last weekend. He was in Canton to press the point of his new book: that the modern GOP has a lot to learn from one of Ohio’s often overlooked presidents. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on why Rove sees William McKinley as a better model for these political times than Donald Trump.

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Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

A recent report by the state Inspector General that looked into the work activities of two former aides to Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor is being questioned. 

Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles explains why.

When he was chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party in June 2014, Chris Redfern accused a former top employee of Taylor's of campaigning while on the payroll for her state job.

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The Ohio House of Representatives

A Democratic state lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would prevent Ohio's Secretary of State from removing many people from voter rolls. 

Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

Ohio Rep. Kathleen Clyde of Kent says her bill would not allow the state’s top elections official to "purge" voters for failing to vote often enough or failing to update their addresses.

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