Ohio Watchdog Releases Investment Scandal Report

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Tom Noe was convicted on federal and state charges and remains in prison.
April 24, 2014

The state watchdog has released a much-anticipated investigative report on the investment scandal that engulfed Ohio in 2005 and resulted in 19 convictions.

Ohio School Board Debates Sexual Orientation Rule

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The State Board of Education is divided over a proposal to protect teachers from being fired because of their sexual orientation.
15, 2014

A proposal to protect Ohio school teachers from being fired on the basis of sexual orientation has divided the state school board.

Ohio Geologists Link Seismic Activity To Fracking

Geologists have found evidence linking hydraulic fracturing with earthquake activity in the Youngstown area.
11, 2014

State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Marcellus Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for drilling limits in the interest of public health.

Ohio Lawmakers Strike Funding Cut Tied To Ballots

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8, 2014

A committee in the Republican-led Ohio House is removing language from Gov. John Kasich’s midterm budget bill that would have stripped counties of a portion of their local government funding if they mailed out absentee ballots in violation of state law.

Kasich Unveils $2.4B Construction Budget For Ohio

Governor Kasich has unveiled a multi-billion dollar state construction budget to fund a number of school, park and prison projects.
March 18, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has unveiled a nearly $2.4 billion state construction budget to fund a host of community, school, park and prison projects.

Watchdog Probe Sought At Ohio EPA

Four state lawmakers seek review of pollution-discharge permits for 13 coal facilities that have expired since Gov. John Kasich took office.
18, 2014

Four Democratic lawmakers are asking the state watchdog to investigate allegations of political pressure at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Ohio Gov. Kasich Proposes Tax, Education Changes

Governor Kasich today rolled out his mid-year budget update that cuts state income taxes by increasing taxes on drilling and tobacco.
11, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has rolled out an ambitious election-year policy document that cuts Ohio’s income tax through increases in drilling and tobacco taxes and streamlines government services for the poor and unemployed.

Ohio Calamity-Day Bill Clears Conference Committee

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State lawmakers reach a compromise on what to do about calamity days.
11, 2014

State lawmakers have struck a compromise on what to do about missed school days around Ohio brought on by the season’s extreme winter weather.

Libertarian Governor Candidate Challenged In Ohio

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Charlie Earls is running for Ohio governor on the Libertarian Party ticket.
March 4, 2014

Lawyers sparred Tuesday in Ohio over whether a Libertarian gubernatorial candidate was qualified for the May ballot, a dispute whose outcome could affect Republican Gov. John Kasich’s re-election bid.