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  • On the finale of The Power Grab we take a look at the cost of corruption cost and if it has led to any meaningful changes in the state.
  • On the finale of The Power Grab we take a look at the cost of corruption and if it has led to any meaningful changes in the state.
  • Dark money for political campaigns helped make the Ohio nuclear bailout bribery scandal possible. But that $60 million FirstEnergy doled out to elect Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and his allies, to pass HB 6 and stop it from being rolled back, wasn’t the only cash that traded hands.
  • Dark money for political campaigns helped make the Ohio nuclear bailout bribery scandal possible. But that $60 million FirstEnergy doled out to elect Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and his allies, to pass HB 6 and stop it from being rolled back, wasn’t the only cash that traded hands.
  • The trial of former House Speaker Larry Householder and former Ohio Republican Party Chair Matt Borges showed ways in which powers were abused and oversight was absent.
  • Good government watchdogs say dark money groups, which don't reveal the names of their donors, are targeting more dollars at judicial campaigns.
  • State supreme court races in the 2019–20 cycle attracted more money -- including dark money from outside groups -- than ever, posing a threat to both the image and reality of state courts. Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher we discuss the role of money in supreme court elections.
  • In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss why local school board races are getting a lot of attention and attracting a lot of new candidates. Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau reporter Jo Ingles joins the show.
  • Ohio school board races are getting a lot more interest than usual this fall because of heated debates over mask mandates and how the history of racism should be taught in classrooms. On top of the increased interest, school board campaigns are also seeing a lot more money, although it's not always clear where it comes from.
  • Dark money has played a role in Ohio politics for years, including in the scandal involving the nuclear bailout law at the center of an alleged $60 million bribery scheme. There’s a bill under consideration at the Statehouse that attempts to shine light on political donors.