WOSU News Archives For: June 6, 2013

O’Grady Commencement Address Canceled At Catholic High School

Franklin County Commissioner John O'Grady is a practicing Catholic and alum of Bishop Ready High School.
June 6, 2013

Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady says his invitation to deliver the commencement address at a Columbus Catholic high school was canceled only a few days before the event. O’Grady says the cancellation was made because he supports same-sex marriage.

Ohio Senate OKs $61.7B Budget, Sends To More Talks

Republicans in the state Senate today passed a two-year state spending plan that wipes out Governor Kasich's income tax cuts in favor of tax breaks for small businesses.
6, 2013

A state budget that revamps Gov. John Kasich’s school funding proposal and restores small-business tax relief has cleared the Ohio Senate.

Two Central Ohio Youth Lockups Near The Top in Sexual Assaults

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6, 2013

Two Central Ohio lockups for juveniles have some of the nation’s highest rates of sexual assault against inmates.

Kasich Revising Ohio Drilling-Tax Plan

Governor Kasich continues to try to build support for a proposed tax increase on oil and gas drillers in Ohio.
6, 2013

Gov. John Kasich is working to line up support in Ohio’s drilling heartland for his proposed tax increase on oil and gas drillers by offering to send a quarter of proceeds back to Appalachia.

Back To Square One As Columbus School Board Seeks Interim Head

The Columbus Board of Education hopes to find an interim superintendent before the end of June
June 6, 2013

The Columbus Board of Education is back to square one in its search for an interim superintendent.

Abortion In The State Budget

The Ohio House version has already passed a budget for the two-year period beginning July 1. It would need to be reconciled with the Senate version before moving on to the governor for his signature.
June 6, 2013

Buried in the Senate version of the budget are many things that seemingly have nothing to do with state spending, many of them related to abortion.