PLS 323-01

Final exam date TBA

1990 Voinovich/Dewine

  • Taft ran for SoS v. Sherrod Brown
  • captured apportionment board
  • Voino. very ambitious, held many statewide offices
  • 1982-1998, 1 D 1 R, both CLV
  • “do more with less, work harder & smarter”
  • Catholic
  • didn’t rule out tax/fee increases
  • got term limits in legislature passed
  • tighten ethics laws
  • frugal manager, few major accomplishments
  • 94 Dewine goes to US Senate
  • Voino. chose Nancy Hollister as LtGov
  • Jan 1998, became first female gov. for 2 weeks during transition
  • 2nd term 1996
  • School funding declared unconstitutional
  • tried to pass tax increase to address, measure failed
  • went to US Senate 1998

Bob Taft

  • multiple statewide jobs
  • very political family
  • only governor of OH to ever be convicted of crime
    • unreported golf games w. someone who had business w/ state
  • approval ratings were 15% when left office
  • one of TIME’s 3 worst governors nationwide
  • coingate
  • Tom Noe
  • BWC funding scheme, investments in rare coins
  • $50million invested, $18m skimmed off
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