Howard Wilkinson: Politics and More http://wvxu.org en Early voting begins Tuesday for Aug. 5 election, but a slim ballot http://wvxu.org/post/early-voting-begins-tuesday-aug-5-election-slim-ballot <p>Tuesday is the first day of early voting in Ohio's August 5 election, although few voters in southwest Ohio will have anything to vote on.</p><p>Hamilton County has only two issues on the ballot - an additional 11.2 mill tax levy in the Lockland Local School District and the renewal of a five mill tax levy for fire and emergency medical services in Mount Healthy.</p><p>In Warren County, voters in the Lebanon City School District will decide a tax levy renewal that will raise $4.2 million a year for the next three years.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:18:28 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28894 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat http://wvxu.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-monday-morning-politics-chat-10 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>There will be no hot-button ballot issues to draw Ohio voters to the polls this November. WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about it.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:52:53 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28883 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat Ohio Democrats and Republicans continue to battle over voter rights http://wvxu.org/post/ohio-democrats-and-republicans-continue-battle-over-voter-rights <p></p><p>The debate over voting rights in Ohio rages on, unabated. &nbsp;</p><p>Democrats argue that the Republicans in the legislature and the Republican secretary of state, Jon Husted, have done everything in their power to make it difficult for Democrats – particularly African-American voters – to cast a ballot.</p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28776 at http://wvxu.org Ohio Democrats and Republicans continue to battle over voter rights Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat http://wvxu.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-monday-morning-politics-chat-9 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>WVXU political reporter talked this morning with Maryanne Zeleznik about the Democratic candidates for Congress in southwest Ohio; and Ohio's chances of hosting a Republican or Democratic presidential nominating convention next year.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:05:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28629 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat Are SW Ohio Democratic congressional candidates the ultimate underdogs? http://wvxu.org/post/are-sw-ohio-democratic-congressional-candidates-ultimate-underdogs <p></p><p>So, of all the candidates on the November ballot in southwest Ohio, which have the highest mountains to climb?</p><p>The answer may well be these three Democrats – Fred Kundrata, Marek Tyszkiewicz, and Tom Poetter.</p><p>They are the Democratic candidates for the U.S. House taking on three well-known and well-funded Republican incumbents in districts that are very friendly to Republicans – Steve Chabot, Brad Wenstrup, and House Speaker John Boehner, respectively.</p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28549 at http://wvxu.org Are SW Ohio Democratic congressional candidates the ultimate underdogs?