Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
The state senator who’s sponsored a bill that he says will bring competition to Ohio’s cable TV consumers is upset over a report showing he received thousands from a company that will directly benefit from that bill.
Ohio’s top judge says more must be done to insure that the best quality legal people head the state’s courts. And he’s asking for more money to help make that happen.
Officials at state-supported universities and community colleges across Ohio are now hopeful they will receive a boost of government dollars that’s even larger than the one Governor Ted Strickland has proposed. That’s because Republicans who dominate the Ohio House of Representatives are vowing to pump even more state money into higher education.
Backers of a proposed ballot issue to revamp the way Ohio schools are paid for are having a hard time getting support from Ohio’s top officials.
Republican lawmakers have put out their list of their top priorities for the next two years. The issue at the top of that list – school funding – is also leading the governor’s agenda. But some are saying politics may slow it down.
A group trying to change how Ohio pays for public schools got permission today to collect petition signatures to try to get the proposal on the November ballot.
Nearly half of those responding to a new poll say they like the way Governor Strickland is doing his job. And while the approval rating for a proposed constitutional amendment on school funding is high, Ohioans say they want to know where the money will come from.
A proposed ballot issue to fix Ohio’s system for paying for schools is sketchy on details, and backers say that’s on purpose.
The U-S Supreme Court says it won’t hear school districts’ appeal of Ohio’s long-running school-funding lawsuit. The court denied a request by the Coalition for Equity and Adequacy in School Funding to file a federal appeal of the 1991 DeRolph lawsuit.