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Ohio Government and Politics.

Author: Paul A Sracic; William C Binning
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2015.
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Ohio Government and Politics provides a thorough, highly readable overview of the history, processes, and institutions of the state's government and politics. In a country increasingly divided into blue and red states, Ohio is "purple"--One of the few states that is not dominated by a single political party. Covering the crucial strategies of both the republicans and democrats as they vie for power in Ohio, authors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sracic, Paul A.
Ohio Government and Politics.
Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Sracic; William C Binning
ISBN: 9781452290508 1452290504
OCLC Number: 958508981
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages)
Contents: Chapter 1: The Politics of a Purple State "Operation Clark County" Purple State Politics ConclusionChapter 2: A Brief History of Ohio Ohio's Path to Statehood The Ohio Constitution ConclusionChapter 3: The Ohio Legislature Origins of the Ohio Legislature Apportionment Candidates and Political Parties Demographics Legislative Term Legislative Vacancies Powers and Structures Legislative Leadership and Politics Legislative Staff Committees How a Bill Becomes a Law in Ohio Legislative Oversight Current Issues ConclusionChapter 4: The Ohio Executive Branch The Path to the Ohio Governor's Office Ohio Governor's Office The Roles of the Ohio Governor Ohio Executive Officers The Governor's Cabinet Selected Cabinet Departments Selected Boards and Commissions Professional Licensing and Examination Boards Influence of Professional Associations Sunset Committee ConclusionChapter 5: Courts in Ohio Introduction Magistrates Mayor's Courts Municipal and County Courts Courts of Common Pleas Courts of Appeals The Ohio Supreme Court Court of Claims Judicial Selection in Ohio ConclusionChapter 6: Local Government in Ohio County Government Ohio Townships Ohio Municipal Government The Process of Incorporation Organizing the Municipality The Path to Local Government Reform Ohio's Major Cities Home Rule Special Districts Public Records and Open Meetings Financing of Local Governments State Fiscal Oversight of Local Governments ConclusionChapter 7: Financing the State Government of Ohio The Ohio Budget Property Tax The Budget Process in Ohio The Mid-Biennium Review (MBR) Expenditures: Where State Funds Go in Ohio Executive Budget Cutting The Capital Budget The Transportation Budget Budget Execution The Controlling Board ConclusionChapter 8: Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections in Ohio Major and Minor Parties in Ohio Party Organizations Party Politics State Parties and Elections Campaign Finance in Ohio Interest Groups Elections ConclusionChapter 9: Direct Democracy in Ohio The Initiative The Referendum Right to Work Same-Sex Marriage Gambling Redistricting Term Limits Voting Reforms Defining and Controlling Illegal and Legal Substances Conclusion

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The authors want students to understand how Ohio fits into the country's system of federalism vis-a-vis other states, as well as to understand why Ohio plays such a pivotal role in national politics.  Read more...

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