Ohioans realized they may have the ability to Venmo marketing campaign donations in 2022, and we’re speaking about what which means on this week’s episode of Ohio Politics Defined.
Every week, we catch you up on the state’s political information of the week in quarter-hour or much less. This week, host Anna Staver was joined by reporter Jessie Balmert.
This is what we talked about:
And the working mate is …
Republican Jim Renacci introduced his decide for lieutenant governor this week: Christian filmmaker Joe Knopp.
The Dayton-area Republican is greatest identified for a movie known as “UnPlanned,” which adopted a Deliberate Parenthood director who grew to become an anti-abortion activist.
Knopp advised reporters that he determined to get into politics after Gov. Mike DeWine closed faculties and companies in the course of the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Venmo me that donation
The Ohio Elections Fee is anticipated to let candidates set up Venmo accounts to just accept marketing campaign donations.
The cell cost service lets customers ship and obtain cash from pals, household and roommates. It is generally used for splitting shared prices like utility payments or dinner checks.
However a faculty board candidate in southwest Ohio used it to gather donations this fall. That prompted some questions and this anticipating rule change from the fee.
Does the title Bernie Madoff imply something to you?
That is the query State Lecturers Retirement System trustee Rita Walters was asking after she heard a presentation about investing $65 billion in treasury bonds – or two-thirds of the pension fund’s total portfolio – and going into partnership with a enterprise known as QED.
The concept was to have QED oversee the acquisition of treasury bonds that may then be loaned out to different buyers for charges. Backers of this concept mentioned it might decrease funding charges, deliver again value of residing will increase and cut back contribution charges.
However STRS funding workers, an outdoor advisor and several other members of the board thought it sounded too good to be true.
No, no and no
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted says he has not hired a lawyer nor has he been questioned by federal investigators concerning the $60 million bribery scandal surrounding the now notorious Home Invoice 6.
And he would not know why his title was on an inventory of people that may info that would assist two former FirstEnergy Corp. executives – Chuck Jones and Mike Dowling – defend themselves in opposition to a shareholder lawsuit.
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