Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
Republican former Congressman Bob Ney admits to taking illegal gifts, including a golf trip to Scotland, from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, but he says John Boener and other House Republicans went back on several promises.
Former Ohio Congressman Bob Ney has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison for his role in a congressional bribery scandal.
The Republican candidate for Ohio’s 18th congressional district says Representative Bob Ney’s resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives last Friday was “seven weeks too late.” State Senator Joy Padgett is Ney’s chosen successor. But in the last few weeks, the campaign of her Democratic opponent Zack Space has, according to polling numbers, pulled ahead.
Many lawmakers hopes Congress would ram through wide-ranging lobbying reform legislation before the midterm elections. But congress is about to adjourn without a bill. House Majority Leader John Boehner of southwest Ohio defends some of that congressional inaction in the wake of the plea agreement by Republican Central Ohio representative Bob Ney. Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill.
Ohio Congressman Bob Ney has agreed to plead guilty to charges including making false statements and conspiracy to commit fraud. The Republican has been under scrutiny because of his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and announced this summer that he would not seek re-election.
Ohio Congressman Bob Ney says he’s made serious mistakes and is sorry for the pain his wrongdoing has caused. Ney’s statement follows news that the 18th district congressman has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges connected to a probe of lobbyist Jack Abramoff. But reaction in parts of the 18th district is muted.
There is some question this afternoon as to whether state senator Joy Padgett can run for bob Ney’s congressional seat.
Republican Ohio congressman Bob Ney confirms that he has decided to end his bid for re-election to congress. In an e-mail, Ney says he’s withdrawing from the race out of consideration for his family.