WOSU News Archives For: June 24, 2013

Lawmakers Reconvene For Budget Talks

State lawmakers face a June 30 deadline to pass the two-year, state spending plan.
24, 2013

State lawmakers are back in Columbus Monday for talks on the budget that includes a massive tax overhaul plan rolled out last week.

Wright Patt Employees Move To Appeal Furloughs

Crews prep a C-5 Galaxy for a mission out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.
June 24, 2013

More than 150 civilian employees at Ohio’s largest military base have taken steps to appeal furloughs imposed because of federal budget cuts.

Parents, Students Look To Washington For Action On Student Loans

The GOP majority in the House supports a measure that ties the Stafford loan rate to the fluctuating yield of the ten year treasury note. That would raise the rate to about 5 percent at the July 1st deadline, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
June 24, 2013

College officials, students and parents are watching closely to see whether Congress takes action this week on federally subsidized college loans. The interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans is set to double when the current rate of 3.4 percent sunsets on July 1st.

Food Truck Rules Readied

This sticker appears on food trucks that are eligible to park at designated public meters in Columbus.
24, 2013

Food trucks, once quaint lunch alternatives, have become a thriving industry in Columbus. As many as 150 mobile food vendors operate in the city. That expansion has brought some tension between the mobile restaurants and their bricks-and-mortar counterparts.