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Ohio Politics

Ohio Politics

First Edition

March 2018 | 56 pages | CQ Press

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The Role of Ohio in National Politics

Purple State Politics

The "Five Ohios, and the Rural-Urban Divide"

Ohio: A Brief History

Northwest Ordinance

From a Territory to a State

The Ohio Constitution

1802 Constitution

1851 Constitution

1912 Convention


The Ohio General Assembly


Standing Committees

Rules and Reference Committee

Conference Committees

The Law-Making Process

Controlling Board

Reapportionment and Redistricting

Direct Democracy in Ohio

The Executive Branch in Ohio

Ohio Governors

The Roles of the Ohio Governor

Formal and Informal Powers

Governors and Political Parties

Other Executive Offices

The Ohio Court System


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

Political Parties and Participation

“Third” Parties in Ohio

Governing Parties

Legislative Party Committees

Parties and the Political Environment

Local Government in Ohio




The Ohio Budget

Learning Objectives

Discussion Questions

Select a Purchasing Option

Saddle Stitch
ISBN: 9781544330358