WOSU News Archives For: April 24, 2013

Medicaid Expansion Plan In Ohio Takes Another Hit

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Leaders of several faiths gathered in the Ohio Statehouse to endorse Gov. John kasich's budget, which includes an expansion of Ohio's Medicaid program.
4:55PM
April
24, 2013

Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand health care coverage for low-income Ohioans has been dealt another blow.

Cleveland Democrat Enters 2014 Ohio Governor Race

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Democratic government official in northeastern Ohio, Ed FitzGerald, announced Wednesday he will run for Governor on the Democratic ticket.
3:58PM
April 24, 2013

The top Democratic official in Cuyahoga County has officially entered the campaign to challenge Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) in next year’s election.

Columbus Education Commission Proposes Changes But No Takeover

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The Columbus Education Commission is expected to hash out and vote on Friday recently released proposals that it says should improve the struggling Columbus City Schools.
2:10PM
April 24, 2013

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s Columbus Education Commission has released proposals it said could help improve the struggling Columbus City Schools.

Gay Teacher’s Job Dispute Heads To City Hall, Possibly Lawsuit

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Carla Hale says she'll appeal her dismissal from Bishop Watterson High School to City Hall and possibly common pleas court. She taught health and physical education at Watterson for 19 years.
1:43PM
April
24, 2013

Fired Watterson High School teacher, Carla Hale, says she’ll continue to fight her dismissal. The Catholic Diocese of Columbus says Hale was fired, not for being gay, but for “the spousal relationship publicized in the newspaper which is against church teaching.”

Ex-Lawmaker Appointed Ohio’s Next Higher Ed Leader

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A former Republican lawmaker is tapped to be the next Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents.
1:32PM
April 24, 2013

John Carey, a former state lawmaker has been appointed as the next chancellor overseeing higher education in Ohio.

Leader: Ohio Senate Wants To Outlaw Internet Cafes

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The head of the Ohio Senate says the chamber is poised to move on a bill that essentially bans internet cafes, or sweepstakes cafes, like this one on Alum Creek Drive.
1:12PM
April
24, 2013

The leader of the Ohio Senate says the Republican-controlled chamber is ready to move forward with a bill essentially outlawing Internet cafes.

Medicaid Expansion Plan In Ohio Takes Another Hit

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A top Republican in the Ohio Legislature says the Senate's version of the state budget won't include the governor's proposed Medicaid expansion.
1:05PM
April
24, 2013

Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand health care coverage for low-income Ohioans has been dealt another blow.

Supporters, Opponents Of Traffic Cameras Make Case To Lawmakers

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9:08AM
April 24, 2013

More than a dozen Ohio cities have installed traffic cameras to catch speeders and drivers who run red lights. But there’s a new push to ban the cameras.

Attorney: Borges Paid State Tax Lien, Will Settle Federal Debt

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Matt Borges, pictured here with 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, says his tax problems came after a home sale was improperly reported as income.
8:19AM
April 24, 2013

An attorney for the top candidate to chair the Ohio Republican Party says his client has paid off a state tax lien and will pay off a federal lien ahead of the party’s Friday election.