WOSU News Archives For: September 21, 2011

Ohio PIRG: Taxpayers Support Obesity Epidemic Via Farm Subsidies

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The Ohio PIRC says taxpayers are contributing to the nation's obesity epidemic through federal agriculture subsidies. Corn growers say the epidemic surrounds choices and portion control.
4:52PM
September
21, 2011

An Ohio public interest group Wednesday released a study that links the nation’s ever-growing obesity rate to federal farm subsidies. But WOSU reports local farmers say the problem does not lie with the ingredients.

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Resigns

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Janine Midgen-Ostrander
1:25PM
September 21, 2011

The head of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel has resigned after seven years of service.

Ohio Senate Committee to Vote on Redistricting

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The Ohio Flag
11:47AM
September
21, 2011

An Ohio Senate committee is expected to approve a new, Republican-proposed congressional district map that has drawn the ire of Democrats and voter advocacy groups.

A.G. Rejects Medical Marijuana Amendment

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Activists with the group "Ohio Coalition for Medical Compassion" wanted voters to approve medicinal marijuana.
9:32AM
September 21, 2011

Attorney General Mike DeWine says supporters had enough petition signatures to proceed, but failed to properly summarize ballot language.

Report: Health Care Law Could Make Ohio Premiums Skyrocket

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Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, also Ohio's point-person on insurance matters, says federal health care changes will have widespread and expensive impacts.
9:01AM
September 21, 2011

The report commissioned by the state says some premiums could go up 150 percent.

Are Public Workers Fairly Compensated?

7:00AM
September
21, 2011

Supporters of Senate Bill 5 and Issue #2 argue that pay and benefit compensation of public workers now exceeds that of their private sector peers. Opponents of the limits on public unions disagree. What do you think? Are public employees fairly compensated?