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Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine Joins Call For Dark Money Transparency

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The effort to shed more light on campaign contributions is gaining momentum with the support of Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio). He says these so-called dark money groups that donate millions of dollars into political expenditures need more transparency. As DeWine points out, it’s not against the law for independent expenditure groups to make political… Read More

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Lawmakers Set Sights On Dark Money Transparency

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Lawmakers are introducing bills that require more transparency when it comes to dark money groups in political campaigns. The bills are in reaction to an alleged racketeering scheme involving a dark money organization and Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford). One bipartisan bill, HB737, would create reporting requirements for entities that make political… Read More

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Calls For Dark Money Reform Amid Political Bribery Case

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The criminal activities Ohio’s House speaker and some other political operatives are accused of doing couldn’t have happened without one thing – dark money.  This scandal is renewing calls for reform from watchdog groups. Common Cause Ohio’s Catherine Turcer said lawmakers could have passed a bill in 2010 that… Read More