Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
WOSU News Archives For: July 10, 2006
We keep hearing how Ohio is a key swing state,and how Democrats and Republicans know they need to win the Buckeye State if they’re going to win a presidential election. The past two days have given us even more evidence that that’s true – three possible Democratic presidential contenders have visited Columbus to rally two major voting blocs of the Democrats’ base – labor unions and poor people.
Ohio is considering a plan to help truck drivers save money at rest areas. The state wants to put in equipment that would allow drivers to turn off their engines even when they’re pulling refrigerated or heated trailers.
Former vice presidential candidate John Edwards says a minimum-wage hike in Ohio could lead to similar moves across the nation. Edwards made the remarks at a conference in Columbus to promote raising the state’s minimum wage.