WOSU News Archives For: June 4, 2007

Ohio Senate Boosts Funding for Higher Ed

12:00AM
June
4, 2007

There’s good news for state universities, their students, and the parents who pay tuition bills. Republicans who dominate the Ohio Senate say they have found millions of extra dollars to pump into the schools and that could help hold tuition rates steady for the next two years.

Liquor permit holders file petition

12:00AM
June
4, 2007

Some groups that represent liquor permit holders in Ohio want to repeal the new statewide smoking ban.

Community Shelter Board announces progress with the homeless

12:00AM
June
4, 2007

Estimates are there are between 100 and 300 people living on the streets or on the land in Columbus. The Community Shelter Board said it’s made progress in helping to place many of these people in permanent housing.

Debate Resumes Over Ohio’s School Funding Formula

12:00AM
June
4, 2007

A group backing voter approval of a constitutional amendment to change school funding in Ohio faces an August 8th deadline to turn in more than 400-thousand signatures of registered voters. The amendment seeks to bring equity to school funding in Ohio ten years after the state Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional. But, an opponent of the amendment contends the proposal will “bankrupt the state.”