WOSU News Archives For: May 9, 2012

Sexual Orientation Is No Big Deal In Gay Rugby League

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The Columbus Coyotes take on Marion in a rugby match.
4:15PM
May
9, 2012

Controversies over diversity continue. This spring has seen protests over the absence of women members at the Master’s Augusta National Golf Club and more recently the furor over a the dismissal of an Ohio Cub Scout leader because she’s a lesbian. WOSU Commentator Andrew Miller says he’s found a Central Ohio group where diversity is a non-issue.

Poll: Ohioans Support Kasich’s Tax Shift Plan

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The proposal by Gov. John Kasich would increase the state's severance tax on oil and natural gas drillers to allow an income tax cut for Ohioans.
10:17AM
May
9, 2012

The survey by Quinnipiac University says 60 percent of Ohio voters support the idea of increasing the severance tax on drilling companies to allow income tax relief for Ohioans.

Senate Passes Gambling Changes

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Changes to a House-approved bill include a one-year moratorium on new sweepstakes devices, longer operating hours for bingo parlors, and a provision allowing previously illegal games of chance at festivals.
8:53AM
May
9, 2012

A wide-ranging bill to bring order to Ohio’s gambling laws has cleared the state Senate.

Election Reform Repeal Headed To Governor’s Desk

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The repeal of the election changes would not restore the three days of early, in-person voting that were cut last year.
8:27AM
May 9, 2012

The repeal of the election changes would not restore the three days of early, in-person voting that were cut last year.

Senate Panel Waters Down Kasich’s Plan To Hold Back Non-Readers

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A proposal might hold back third-grade students because of low reading levels.
7:05AM
May
9, 2012

A proposal to hold back Ohio third graders who cannot read has been softened by a committee of state senators, and the governor is frustrated by the move. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has an update.