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The Nuts and Bolts of Ohio Campaign Finance

10/26/17 at 9:30 – 11:30 am
Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Moot Court Room
1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44115
Session #1: Ohio Campaign Spending/Finance Laws
▪Donald C. Brey, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
▪Donald J. McTigue, McTigue and Colombo
Session #2: Alternative Campaign Funding Models Current Used in Other States
and Communities
▪Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio
▪Cyndra Miller-Cole, The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, The University of Akron
A look at the political crystal ball for 2018
11/16/2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Parma Snow Branch CCPL, 2121 Snow Rd
Parma, OH, 44134

Andrew Tobias, Cleveland.com, will moderate.
Panelists include:
Matthew R. Cox, lobbyist, attorney, political operative, founder and President of Capitol Partners
Michael F. Curtin,former Columbus Dispatch Columnist, publisher, author of “Ohio Political Almanac,” former member of Ohio House of Rep (D)
Mary Anne Sharkey, political consultant, former politics editor, Plain Dealer
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Videos of 2017 Public Policy Forums:

Race and Infant Mortality in NE Ohio:  Why are black babies dying more and what can be done? – September 27

The Ohio Board of Education aka the State School Board: How can they help us?  How can we help them? – September 25

The Election for Mayor:  A discussion about the future of Cleveland – August 29

Shaker Square: Its past, present and future – July 25, 2017

Wildlife in Northeast Ohio: Why can’t we all just get along – July 17

Transportation in Northeast Ohio. Where’s the Equity? – June 14

Fracking and the Impact of the Utica Shale in Ohio – May 16

East Side Development: Prospects for Reinvention – May 9
Slides from the forum:Wayne Mortensen’s slides

The Foster Care System in Northeast Ohio. Is it Broken? – April 18

The Impact of State Budget Cuts on Northeast Ohio Communities – March 21

The Proposed Merger of Cleveland and East Cleveland – January 31, 2017


For videos of 2016 forums click here.


For videos of 2015 Forums click here.