WOSU News Archives For: December 5, 2013

Group Wants To Limit City Of Columbus Arena Payments

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The Coalition For Responsive Government wants voters to decide whether the city should continue to make lease payments for Nationwide Arena.
4:30PM
December
5, 2013

A local coalition is taking aim at the 18-month old deal that led to a publically owned Nationwide Arena.

Ohio Lawmakers OK Bill Targeting Medicaid Growth

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Ohio lawmakers approve a measure aimed at limiting Medicaid funding.
9:08AM
December
5, 2013

The Ohio Legislature has passed a bill to create a new oversight committee for Medicaid and take steps to limit the cost growth of the federal-state health program for the poor and disabled.

Lt. Gov. Candidate Kearney Vows To Stay In Race Despite Tax Issues

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Senate Minority Leader Eric Kearney outlines the back taxes his company owes IRS.
8:52AM
December
5, 2013

The Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, State Senator Eric Kearney took on his tax problems head-on in a conference call with reporters Wednesday. He vows to stay in the race. But, the call raised as many questions as answers.

Ohio Senate Delays Vote On Bill To Weaken Renewable Energy Rules

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The proposal would let electric companies use some projects involving fossil fuels to help satisfy renewable energy mandates from the state.
8:52AM
December
5, 2013

A proposal to adjust Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency mandates has stalled for a second time amid opposition from environmental and consumer interests and some majority Republican lawmakers.

Cincinnati Halts Spending On Streetcar Project

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Cincinnati City Council has halted spending on the city's controversial streetcar project.
8:47AM
December
5, 2013

Cincinnati’s city council has voted to immediately halt spending on a $133 million streetcar that has been under construction for months. The sharply divided council voted 5-4 Wednesday to stop spending pending a financial analysis of whether it would be more expensive to stop the project in its tracks or finish it.

Senate OKs Bill Reducing Ohio Teacher Evaluations

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The Ohio Senate approves a measure to reduce the number of teacher evaluations in public schools.
8:43AM
December
5, 2013

A bill reducing the number of state-mandated evaluations required for well-rated public school teachers has unanimously cleared the Ohio Senate.