From school funding to immigration to HB 6 to guns: Check out our Voters Guide for answers

From school funding to immigration to HB 6 to guns: Check out our Voters Guide for answers

Do you know where your candidates for the state legislature stand on school funding? How about House Bill 6, the $1 billion-plus bailout for Ohio’s two nuclear power plants, now the centerpiece of a federal $60 million bribery investigation? As for those congressional candidates seeking your support: Do they favor legal status for so-called Dreamer immigrants? Medicare for all? New gun regulations? And what about those running for the Ohio Supreme Court, where party control is up for grabs next month? You’ll have to actually learn their names, of course, but do they think justices should remove themselves from hearing a case involving a major campaign donor? The answers to all of these questions and more are in your Dispatch Voter’s Guide , which goes live online Tuesday, the first day of early voting in Ohio. The guide also covers local races, primarily contests for county office and judge. The other thing you can check is which candidates failed to respond to repeated requests to provide information to voters about themselves and where they stand on the issues. As an example of what you can do, let’s take a dive into central Ohio’s two state Senate races with just one of the questions we asked: Do you think the COVID-19 health orders from the administration of Gov. Mike DeWine went too far, didn’t go far enough or were about right? Do you support reducing the administration’s current statutory power during a health emergency? (Some of the answers below were […]

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