Will Ohio Delaying Renewable Mandates Push Away Tech Companies?

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Rep. Ohio Senator Bill Seitz is among those defending the stance of the American Legislative Exchange Council and denouncing the comment of Google's Eric Schmidt.
8:03AM
October
10, 2014

Google and Facebook are among the tech giants cutting ties with a well-known legislative organization over its stance on climate change.

Protesters Call For Changes In Ohio Prisons

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Protesters make their case Monday for prison changes in front of Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections on West Broad Street.
3:48PM
October
6, 2014

Prison breaks and inmate suicides are two major problems in the Ohio prison system, according to a group of protesters who rallied in Columbus Monday.

FirstEnergy Moves To Suspend Energy Efficiency Program

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FirstEnergy is the first utility in Ohio to seek approval from state regulators to suspend its energy efficiency programs.
8:02AM
September
30, 2014

FirstEnergy has become the first Ohio utility company to make a big move since state lawmakers voted to delay incoming renewable energy mandates.

Charter School Supporters Rally at Statehouse

Hundreds of supporters of Horizon and Noble Academies gathered at the Ohio Statehouse to support the Horizon schools.
Hundreds of supporters of Horizon and Noble Academies gathered at the Ohio Statehouse to support the Horizon schools.
8:49AM
September 17, 2014

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Columbus to support Horizon Science Academies. The state education department is looking further into complaints of testing irregularities at at Horizon schools in Cincinnati and Columbus.

Common Core Repeal Effort Criticized for ‘Creationism’ Language

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New language in a bill to repeal the Common Core is under fire by an organization that advocates for the teaching of evolution.
8:45AM
September
9, 2014

New language in a bill to repeal the Common Core is under fire by an organization that advocates for the teaching of evolution.

Lawmakers Look At Solutions to Ohio’s Algae Bloom Crisis

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Republican lawmakers call for a federal balanced budget amendment.
11:09AM
August
14, 2014

After the recent water crisis in Toledo, finding a solution to Ohio’s harmful algal bloom crisis is moving up the priority list for lawmakers.

More Workers Comp. Rebates Coming For Ohio Employers

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The rebates come a few weeks after the BWC settled a seven-year lawsuit with hundreds of thousands of Ohio businesses over its group rate system.
9:03AM
August 14, 2014

More than 185,000 public and private employers are expected to receive another round of rebates from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

Constitution Commission Considers Changes To Term Limits

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Democrats say Ohio's new GOP-backed congressional map shows the system is broken and unfairly favors the controlling party.
8:12AM
August
6, 2014

For the first of a three-part series examining some issues on the table before Ohio’s Constitutional Modernization Commission, Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports on what’s being considered on a controversial issue: term limits.

Ohio Republicans Renew Push To Repeal Common Core

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The bill from Republican State Rep. Andy Thompson would repeal the standards and replace them with new provisions based on educational benchmarks used in Massachusetts.
9:01AM
July
29, 2014

School districts have spent years preparing to implement the education standards known as Common Core — which are set to start this coming school year. Now House Republicans are renewing their efforts to repeal the standards.