Budget Battles Expected From State Capitol In 2015

Budget battles are expected for the new General Assembly that starts working this week.
5, 2015

2015 is a budget year, and that potentially means battles over priorities. And Gov. John Kasich knows it.

Republican-Dominated Ohio Supreme Court Surprised Some In 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court justices surprised some observers with their 2014 decisions.
23, 2014

2014 brought several big cases to the Republican-dominated Ohio Supreme Court, which delivered opinions that surprised some observers. A look back on 2014 with a review of the biggest decisions from the state’s highest court.

Redrawing Ohio Lawmakers’ Districts Could Pass

Two resolutions on redistricting are in the Senate, both still in committee.
4, 2014

Bills that could change the way lawmakers’ districts are drawn are being caught in the rush to pass legislation before the end of the year. Plans under discussion could undergo last minute changes before big votes today.

Member Of “Lucasville Five” Appeals Death Sentence

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December 2, 2014

Arguments are scheduled in a federal court in Cincinnati Tuesday in the death penalty case against one of the inmates sentenced to death after the Lucasville prison riot in 1993.

State Lawmaker Pushes Bill To Pay Off Unemployment Debt

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December 1, 2014

The fund that pays benefits to unemployed workers in Ohio owes more than a billion dollars in debt to the federal government, but there may be a fix in the works.

House, Senate Leaders Discuss Agency For Lame Duck Session

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10, 2014

Leaders in the Ohio General Assembly expect lawmakers to discuss bills dealing with redistricting, toxic algae blooms and execution drugs, and regulations on telephone companies and credit unions during the lame duck session.

State Lawmaker Wants Year-Round School Year

The bill from outgoing Dem. State Sen. Eric Kearney would add 38 to the current school calendar.
4, 2014

We’re a long way from summer, but one lawmaker is already thinking about it. He’s pushing a bill that would have students skipping summer break altogether.

Final Poll Predicts Big Win For Kasich

The Dispatch poll suggests Kasich has pulled in some voters that some might not expect would be supportive of him. Twenty percent of Democrats said they were voting for Kasich.
November 3, 2014

The last poll before Election Day 2014 projects a win in the governor’s race for Republican incumbent John Kasich over Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald 62 percent to 38 percent.

Study Predicts Fewer people In Workforce, Lower Consumer Spending

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October 27, 2014

A big budget hole may be ahead for the state, thanks to Ohio’s aging population.