WOSU News Archives For: December 9, 2011

Ohio Election Law Repeal To Appear On 2012 Ballot

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says backers of a measure to repeal voting reform will get the measure on the 2012 ballot.
December 9, 2011

Ohio voters will decide next year whether to repeal a new law shortening the presidential swing state’s early voting period.

Ohio AG DeWine Wants System-Wide Review Of Foster Care

Mike DeWine
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine wants a review of Ohio's foster care system.
December 9, 2011

Ohio’s attorney general wants a comprehensive review of the state’s foster care system, taking a hard look at child safety and high numbers remaining in foster care until they “age out.”

Voucher Bill Being Scaled Back

Rep. Representative Matt Huffman's new legislation will reportedly include lower income requirements for students and a cap for the amount of tax revenue public districts could lose.
December 9, 2011

The decision comes after Rep. Matt Huffman took criticism from public school districts and their allies.

Columbus Summit Looks To Boost Civility, Lower Partisanship

Dennis Conard
Dennis Conard came to conference adorned in pieces of paper with saying like "Stop U.S. Political TV Ads" and "We Stopped Tobacco TV Ads."
9, 2011

The “Across the Spectrum” conference drew hundreds of lobbyists, political observers, and lawmakers to talk about tough topics without all of the usual bickering.

Should Ohio Offer Sears $400 Million To Move To Ohio?

9, 2011

The Kasich Administration is said to have offered Sears Holdings as much as $400 million in incentives to move its headquarters from suburban Chicago to Columbus. Should Ohio offer Sears $400 million to move to Ohio?