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Democrats push for more open, accountable government

Associated Press • Oct 30, 2013 at 2:30 PM

The minority lawmakers on Tuesday called Ohio’s government dysfunctional.

They noted the state fell well below the national average on the Better Government Association’s “integrity index” and got a nearly-failing grade in the Georgia Public Interest Research Group’s review of spending transparency.

Democrats proposed expanding disclosure and reporting requirements for the private nonprofit job-creation office JobsOhio and the state tax-credit authority.

They’d also revise Ohio’s redistricting process, require legislative committees to be broadcast, and make the state watchdog independent.

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