WOSU News Archives For September 2011

Democrats Sue Over New Congressional Map

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Ohio's new Congressional map approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature.
6:29AM
September
29, 2011

The Ohio Democratic Party is going to the Ohio Supreme Court over the recent Congressional redistricting map approved by majority Republicans.

26 States File Supreme Court Health Care Appeal

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The United States Supreme Court Building
1:18PM
September
28, 2011

The 26 states that have sued to overturn President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul have filed a Supreme Court appeal pressing for a speedy ruling to the “grave constitutional questions” surrounding the law.

Ohio Apportionment Board Approves New Districts

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Ohio flag
12:58PM
September
28, 2011

Republican-drawn boundaries for Ohio’s legislative districts have cleared a state board, likely bolstering the GOP’s grip on the General Assembly for the next decade.

Poll: Ohio GOP Voters Prefer Romney, Perry A Close 2nd

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The latest poll shows Ohio GOP voters prefer Romney most out of all the candidates, but would pick Rick Perry over Romney in a head-to-head race.
10:18AM
September
28, 2011

But the poll says President Obama polls slightly better than both Romney and Perry for the 2012 general election.

New Abortion Restrictions Clear State Senate

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The House and Senate must now reconcile differences in their bills before sending a final version to the Governor.
8:49AM
September
28, 2011

The change would requires judges ask minors additional questions before waiving the parental consent requirement.

Columbus High Schoolers Keep Free Rides

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The Columbus School Board will send COTA $894,000 to let high schoolers ride for free.
7:55AM
September
28, 2011

The Columbus Board of Education will send COTA $894,000 to let high schoolers ride for free.

How Is John Kasich Doing As Governor?

7:00AM
September
28, 2011

A new Quinnipiac University Poll has bad news and not-so-bad news for Governor Kasich. The not-so-bad news is the governor’s approval rating has improved 5 percentage points since July. The bad news is Kasich’s approval rating is still at 40%. What do you think? How is John Kasich doing as governor?

Lawmakers Consider Adding Sexual Orientation To Civil Rights Act

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Supporters say adding sexual orientation to the state's civil rights act would also bolster Ohio's economy.
6:42AM
September
28, 2011

Activists say it’s needed to add protection, but opponents say it’s a ploy to introduce gay marriage.

Current Lease Would Keep Blue Jackets In Columbus

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Nationwide Arena
5:00AM
September
28, 2011

The prime reason behind the city and county’s planned purchase of Nationwide Arena is to keep the Blue Jackets from leaving. The team says its current lease with the Arena is not sustainable. But WOSU reports a provision in the team’s current lease says the team can’t go anywhere. The Blue jackets say they are [...]

Obama Campaign Helping Ohio Repeal Effort

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Early voting helped the President win Ohio in 2008.
8:46AM
September
27, 2011

The President’s campaign wants to keep Ohio’s new elections law from going into effect before the 2012 race.