WOSU News Archives For: August 26, 2013

Former Ohio Governor And U.S. Rep. John J. Gilligan Dies

Gov. Gilligan passed away on Monday.
August 26, 2013

Former Ohio Gov. and U.S. Rep. John J. Gilligan, a liberal Democrat who won creation of the state income tax, has died. He was 92.

Ohio Tax Chief: Businesses Should Adjust Tax Rates

Left: Gov. John Kasich Right: Tax commissioner Joe Testa
August 26, 2013

Ohio’s tax chief is reminding businesses that reduced income-tax rates are about to kick in.

DeWine Defends Use of Facial Recognition Software

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has formed a working group to study the facial recognition database. The group is scheduled to report back in 60 days.
26, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is defending the state’s decision to put thousands of driver’s license photos into a new facial recognition database and not tell the public.

State Looking Into Mental Illness Reporting Disparities

Figures compiled by the AG find some counties like Cuyahoga reporting thousands of cases of people ordered to receive mental illness treatment by judges, while other counties such as Lake or Delaware reported few or none.
August 26, 2013

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has ordered its regional field representatives to survey Ohio’s probate courts to figure out why numbers vary so widely across the state.

State Rep. Pushes Bill To Shrink Ohio’s Medicaid Program

Becker's bill would lower the maximum allowable income for Medicaid from 90 percent of the federal poverty level to 34 percent.
August 26, 2013

As Gov. John Kasich and most Ohio Democrats work for the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program, one state lawmaker says he’ll propose a bill to shrink Medicaid.

Fewer Law School Applicants Due To Lack Of Jobs, High Tuition

Capital law school
Capital University has been receiving less applicants over the last couple of years, following a national trend.
August 26, 2013

As students return to class, there are fewer law students in the lecture halls. Law schools across the country report close to a 20 percent drop in the number of applicants this fall. The lingering recession, staffing cuts at law firms, and the rising cost of a law degree get the blame for the decline.