This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
Sen. Portman Would Change Gov’t. Assistance For The Unemployed
Ohioâ€™s Republican U.S. Senator says changes need to be made in how government assists the unemployed. Rob Portman said today that such changes would provide practical skills that will help get the economy moving.
“I think this is urgent,” Portman says. “I think our countryâ€™s in trouble in a number of respects and one is these record numbers of long-term unemployed. Weâ€™ve never had this many long-term unemployed. That means over 27 weeks â€“ over six months â€“ of long-term unemployed.”
On Tuesday Portman joined other Republicans in a successful filibuster of a Senate bill that would have extended unemployment benefits. That fillibuster effectively killed the legislation.
Portman said earlier this month that improving the economy is the key to reducing unemployment.