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WOSU News Archives For April 2013
Less than two years after Ohio voters overwhelmingly rejected collective bargaining limits for government workers, Republicans in the Ohio House are preparing legislation that would prohibit requiring workers from joining or paying automatic dues to a union.
As expected, the Watterson teacher who says she was fired for being gay filed her complaint with a city office today.
The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that to sustain a conviction for a restraining-order violation, prosecutors must prove the defendant was served with the document before the alleged violation.
An Ohio Senate panel is poised to vote Tuesday evening on a bill that would immediately halt expansion of Internet cafes in the state.
An Ohio panel wants to ground those who oversee the state’s pension plans.
State officials were frustrated by two board members of the School Employees Retirement System insisting that they travel to Hawaii for a conference.
Some advocates want to expand the current Medicaid system so that thousands of low income Ohioans can get medical care. They want that expansion as part of the state budget but that doesnâ€™t look likely.
Despite the cityâ€™s unemployment rate being the lowest in the state, Columbus custodians and security officers say they remain at near poverty levels. WOSU attended a picket Monday afternoon where workers called for better benefits.
Ohioans who repeatedly use guns to commit crimes would face tougher penalties under a proposed new law backed by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and fellow Republicans.
The lawyer for a gay teacher fighting to get her job back at Bishop Watterson High School after her mother’s obituary appeared in a newspaper with the name of her partner says Carla Hale will file a complaint with the City of Columbus under its anti-discrimination law.
City of Columbus police and fire unions contest new GPS tracking techonolgy being put into marked cars. The two unions, which represent about 3,000 employees, have asked city officials to re-open labor contract talks.