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College Degrees Bring More Debt, Higher Wages

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The study says households with at least one college degree have more debt, but make about $17,000 more a year than households with only high school diplomas.
8:04AM
July 18, 2014

Chances are that if you’ve nailed a college degree to your wall recently, you’re also nailed with debt. But some new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland says degree earners are still better off in the long-term than those without a diploma.

Businesses, Workers Fear They’ll Pay State’s Unemployment Debt

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In 2013, Ohio employers started paying more in federal unemployment taxes because the state still owes a huge debt to the feds.
7:32AM
July 18, 2014

The recession may be over, but the state of Ohio still owes the federal government $1.4 billion for the money it borrowed to pay jobless benefits to unemployed Ohioans. That debt is looming large over Ohio employers, and could affect people who might get jobless benefits in the future.

Ohio Lamakers Want Decision On Delphi Pensions

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A closed Delphi plant. The auto parts manufacturer also closed a west side Columbus plant but workers await word on pension benefits.
11:46AM
July
16, 2014

Ohio lawmakers are pushing U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to speed up the timetable for determining whether to restore the full pensions of about 20,000 Delphi salaried retirees.

Franklin County Voters Get Children Services Funding Request

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Franklin County voters will decide renewal property tax levy for Children Services
4:03PM
July 15, 2014

Franklin County voters will decide a renewal tax levy in November for Children Services. County Commissioners Tuesday placed the 1-point 9 mill levy on the fall ballot.

Ballot Board Clears Language For Clean Energy Initiative

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Former head of the U.S. Energy Dept, Steven Chu talks about energy sources like natural gas and windmills.
9:57AM
July
15, 2014

The group “Yes for Ohio’s Energy Future” can now collect signatures for a ballot initiative to invest $13 billion in bonds into solar, wind, and other alternative energy projects.

Ohio Bar Exam To Move For First Time In Half-Century

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The Ohio bar exam is being held in the Greater Columbus Convention Center for the first time later this month. The move comes as Veterans Memorial is slated for demolition.
8:31AM
July 14, 2014

The Ohio bar exam is being held in the Greater Columbus Convention Center for the first time later this month. The move comes as Veterans Memorial is slated for demolition.

Agency Using New Scale To Grade Lake Erie Algae

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8:42PM
July
12, 2014

Researchers are adding a new wrinkle to how they will forecast the yearly algae outbreaks on Lake Erie.

Groups Hope For Raises For Ohio Elected Officials

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Some government employees in Ohio hope to see a little more money in the form of a pay raise
8:10PM
July
12, 2014

Groups representing elected officials in Ohio who haven’t had pay raises in years are hopeful that state lawmakers will increase those officials’ salaries.

Ohio Candidate Sees Economic Plus In James’ Return

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Democratic candidate for governor, Ed FitzGerald welcomes LeBron James' decision to return to Cleveland.
2:38PM
July 11, 2014

Ohio’s Democratic candidate for governor says LeBron James’ return to Cleveland boosts more than the Cavaliers’ title chances.

Tax Revenue From Casinos Falls Short Of Predictions

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Five racinos have opened since casino gambling was introduced in Ohio in 2012, and two more are slated to open in the coming months.
8:56AM
July
11, 2014

The state’s four casinos generated $273.4 million in tax revenue in the fiscal year that ended in June. That was more than $36 million less than the state had predicted.