Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
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President of the Franklin County Commission Paula Brooks says commissioners have not taken a position on a proposal initiated by the owners of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
If Gov. Ted Strickland and lawmakers do as expected and go to the rainy day fund to plug a $900 billion deficit in the current state budget, that will open up a $3 billion hole in the next spending plan, and more trouble for the budget after that. Advocates and political operatives have some ideas on how to balance the budget. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler sat down with two policy watchers to hear their proposals.
The republican dominated Ohio senate has rejected much of Governor Strickland’s proposed education plan. But as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, the senate is keeping the door open to parts of it.
There’s a new version of a new state budget — it totals $53.3 billion and it’s just been unveiled by Republicans who dominate the state senate. Because of lagging tax revenues and projected shortfalls, the GOP plan would make many changes in the version that Democrats pushed through the Ohio House in April. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has this overview.
Worthington Industries is announcing a week-long shutdown of four steel processing plants, in addition to other measures to cut costs. The company is reacting to the recent turmoil in the domestic auto industry which makes up 25% of its business.