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More endorsements! Read more about our great candidates.

Progressive Majority is working to elect progressive champions to state-level offices around the country. So today we're excited to announce another great group of future leaders -- our June and July batches of candidate endorsements for 2012. Here's more about three of them:

Ohio: Next for Gay Marriage?

No, Ohio is not going to exchange rings with California.

On Thursday, the Ohio Ballot Board approved language on a proposed constitutional amendment to allow same sex marriage. Now, Ohio’s Freedom to Marry Coalition just has to get the 385,253 signatures needed to get the amendment on the ballot. They are shooting for November 2013.

Ohio Primary Endorsements

We all know how important primaries are, they give us the opportunity to choose strong progressives as our candidates for November.  Progressive Majority is excited to announce our  first endorsements of 2012.  Each of these candidates is in a highly competitive primary in the critical battleground state of Ohio.  We need these candidates to win their primary on March 6 and their election in November so we can take back control of Ohio and move forward with progressive values.

Gov. Kasich blinks in Ohio

Ohio Gov. John Kasich just blinked and everyone saw it.  On Wednesday, Gov. Kasich said he wanted to come to a deal with public sector unions on his anti-worker bill SB 5, or as it’s now known, Issue 2 on the November ballot.  It certainly looks like the governor and his anti-worker allies are getting nervous and they should be.  The people of Ohio spoke loud and clear when they turned in 1.3 million signatures, more than four times they needed, for a repeal referendum on this bill.

Weekly dose of state legislation 8/11/11

There's some interesting state legislation floating around this week that pertains to elections, voting, and political parties. Make sure you know what's going on!

State Politics Cheat Sheet - 8/5/11

It may be August recess, but politics never rest! Here's what's happening in Progressive Majority's 9 target states this week:

Your weekly dose of state legislation

Don't get too engrossed in federal politics... the states are making moves, too! So pay attention!

Vlog Entry: Rising unemployment and recalls, recalls, recalls

The Progressive Majority interns and I had lunch at Farragut North and talked to some DC locals about the issues of the day.

 

Round-up of this week's noteworthy legislation

A lot has been happening this week in state legislatures as many congressional sessions are coming to a close. Some states are still hashing it out, hoping to not cut too much time out of their summer recesses. Here's a quick round-up of what's been passed, what hasn't been passed, and what's still being fought over in the states.

Ohio State Senate votes to allow gas drilling at state parks

From cleveland.com

A new Oil and Gas Leasing Commission would oversee oil and natural gas exploration and drilling on state-owned land under the legislation passed today. 

The Oil and Gas Industry wants to drill and dig on any available land in the Ohio and Pennsylvania region for natural gas in order to turn a profit. Now, with the help of Ohio Republicans, the Oil and Gas industry will get their wish.

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