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Mysterious Meetings for Mysterious Contracts

Mysterious Meetings for Mysterious Contracts

Note: We apologize for the lack of content recently. We have been quite busy behind the scenes doing research and advocating for public policy. If you would like to receive updates when we publish new content please subscribe at the bottom of the page. The Meeting Shared Resource Center (SRC), a government organization that functions to outsource basic school administrative functions, has landed a contract with Dayton Public Schools. On its face, that news is pretty unspectacular. Certainly...

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Ohio Elections Subvert the Will of the People

Ohio Elections Subvert the Will of the People

On Tuesday, Ohio held a couple of special elections that have attracted quite a bit of national interest. Progressive heartthrob Nina Turner lost to Shontel Brown in a primary for the 11th Congressional District and Trump-backed conservative Mike Carey emerged victorious from a crowded field in the 15th Congressional District. The national narrative regarding these races revolves around the establishment v. outsider dynamic present in both contests. Others look at Donald Trump and Jim Clyburn...

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Ranked-Choice Voting is on the Way!

Ranked-Choice Voting is on the Way!

We provide some updates on the status of our ranked-choice voting ballot initiative. If you live in the Dayton area, please consider volunteering so that we can collect the requisite signatures in time for our initiative to appear on the ballot.

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Valerie Duncan and the Importance of Neighborhoods

Valerie Duncan and the Importance of Neighborhoods

Recently we sat down with Valerie Duncan, candidate for the Dayton City Commission, and we talked about the importance of Dayton's neighborhoods to revitalizing the city. This is the primary pillar of Duncan's campaign and she has quite a bit of experience with Dayton's neighborhoods. She has worked with priority boards, neighborhood associations, and community organizations in the Dayton area for decades. This work has shaped Duncan's platform and she clearly believes that working with...

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