With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
Congress is on its way to a budget deal a couple weeks ahead of the January 1 deadline. But the deal doesnâ€™t include extending emergency unemployment benefits. That means 40,000 Ohioans could see their payments end this month.
Ohio leaders left the Statehouse Monday to travel west to Lima to to sign a resolution calling for a federal balanced budget amendment.
Ohio’s prison system has faced a glut of bad news in recent months, from inmate suicides to four homicides in a single prison in about a year, but long-term population growth trends are causing officials the most headaches.
The government shutdown is over after lawmakers agreed to raise the countryâ€™s debt limitâ€¦until January 15th. Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senator is looking to the next round of negotiations with optimism.
Governor John Kasich plans to stop in a Republican friendly part of Ohio to discuss the state budget as he begins a summer tour on the spending plan.
Opponents of abortion-related limits inserted into Ohio’s state budget are exploring legal challenges and the possibility of forcing lawmakers to vote again on the provisions, the Democratic challenger to Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday.
The new state budget is just a few days old, but it already has plenty of critics, including some of the lawmakers who voted on it. Many of their complaints have nothing to do with spending.
Ohioâ€™s budget was a big victory for Ohio Right to Life, as five bills it supported were attached to the stateâ€™s new two year fiscal plan. But NARAL Pro Choice Ohio says the fight isnâ€™t over.
Gov. John Kasich has vetoed a piece of Ohioâ€™s two-year budget that would bar the state’s Medicaid program from covering the additional low-income residents allowed under the Affordable Care Act.
A state budget that revamps Ohio’s school funding system, cuts personal income taxes and adds new abortion restrictions has cleared both chambers of the legislature.