Some democrats, including at least two Ohio members of Congress, plan to boycott Tuesday’s scheduled speech to a joint session of Congress by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Once again, a coalition of Ohio school groups has failed in its effort to put a school-funding proposal onto the statewide ballot.
Ohioans have been waiting more than a decade for big changes in the way schools are funded. They will likely have to wait at least another year.
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.