WOSU News Archives For: July 6, 2009

Ohio’s Budget Impasse Continues

12:00AM
July
6, 2009

It was a holiday weekend for many Ohioans – but the governor and lawmakers were still working off and on, dealing with the budget crisis that now threatens to shut down state government entirely.

Social Welfare Advocates Make Case To Lawmakers

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12:00AM
July 6, 2009

Advocates for Ohio’s poor, elderly, and mentally ill have been warning that government spending cuts — some proposed and others theoretical – would be devastating for the state’s most vulnerable citizens. But the activists had a hard time today making their case at a legislative committee hearing because of partisan bickering by lawmakers.

Attack Looming on Ohio’s Tomatoes

12:00AM
July
6, 2009

As tomato plants are being removed from K-Marts, Wal-Marts and Home Depots in all the New England states, Ohio tomato growers are on alert. The reason is the emergence of a virulent pathogen that can destroy acres of crops at a time.

Columbus Science in Orbit around the Moon

12:00AM
July
6, 2009

Forty years after taking its first steps on the moon, NASA is preparing for its most ambitious lunar project yet. Among the team of scientists working on the mission is a scientist from Ohio State University – Ron Li.

Hearings Resume On Ohio Budget Stalemate.

12:00AM
July
6, 2009

As the stalemate over slot machines continues to stall budget talks, the issue of a tax increase to plug the state’s 3.2 billion dollar budget deficit occasionally comes up – but never by state lawmakers or the governor. One pollsters says the issue of taxes may be so toxic to politicians because of fears of voter revenge.