WOSU News Archives For: July 29, 2009

Ohio Congressman Zach Space Helps Postpone Healthcare Vote

12:00AM
July
29, 2009

Ohio Congressman Zach Space is one of the so-called Blue Dog Democrats that have negotiated a delay on a health care vote until September.

Columbus Fiscal Problems Appear Worse Than Other Major Ohio Cities

12:00AM
July
29, 2009

Columbus voters Tuesday will decide whether to raise the city’s income tax. Despite the state-wide recession, no other major city in Ohio faces the cuts Columbus faces. And no other city is asking voters for a tax increase. WOSU looks at some of the reasons why.

Going Solar in Central Ohio

12:00AM
July
29, 2009

Despite more reasonable energy costs and a weak economy, the solar panel industry is booming. Homeowners could purchase solar panels at a fraction of the cost as a result of federal and state rebates.

New State Budget Forces Libraries To Cut Hours, Employee Pay

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12:00AM
July 29, 2009

The passage of the state budget is forcing the Columbus Metropolitan Library to make cuts across the board. The system is dealing with a 31% reduction in funding – and library officials say both patrons and staff will feel the impact.