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Ohio Lawmakers Weigh In On Looming Government Shutdown

The Ohio Statehouse
The Ohio Statehouse
12:00AM
April
7, 2011

With a possible government shutdown now just a day away, federal lawmakers from Ohio Thursday offered a look into the partisan budget battle.

Local Federal Employees Would Still Get Paychecks During Shutdown

The Ohio Statehouse
The Ohio Statehouse
12:00AM
April
4, 2011

While it’s still not clear if the federal government will shut down at the end of this week, one local expert says the practical affect to the thousands of federal employees in central Ohio would be little to nothing.

Regulatory Burdens – Two Firms Try to Cope

12:00AM
January
31, 2011

Political leaders in Ohio and across the country complain that government regulations are preventing many businesses from expanding. Ohio Governor John Kasich says Ohio has one of the toughest business environments.

OSU Researcher: Trust in Government a Predictor of Homicide Rate

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12:00AM
December 6, 2009

Ohio State History Professor Randolph Roth and his colleagues reviewed four centuries of murders in the U-S and Western Europe and came to some unexpected conclusions about why the homicide rate rises and falls.

Election Looms As Two Sides Debate Income Tax Hike

WOSU's Mike Thompson, middle, moderates the debate between Andrew Ginther, left, and Bill Todd, right.
12:00AM
July
30, 2009

Tonight, WOSU hosted the last official debate before the August 4th special election to increase Columbus’ income tax from 2% to 2.5%.

Electricity Prices May Stay in Hands of Government

12:00AM
January
23, 2008

Ohio legislators are continuing to hear conflicting testimony about whether they should keep having state government control electricity rates. At the moment, the Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to lose its regulatory power over electric bills, starting next year. But the Ohio Senate has approved a bill bringing back government price controls and a legislative committee in the house is now looking at it.

Stock market plunge bad news for state government

12:00AM
January
22, 2008

The plunge in the stock market might signal a decline in tax revenues for state government in Ohio. That, in turn, could mean a decline in state services.

Even More Money for College a Possibility

12:00AM
April
23, 2007

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.

MIT professor offers new perspective on emergency preparedness

12:00AM
October
14, 2005

A leading corporate crisis researcher and professor at MIT was the keynote speaker at a symposium at OSU’s Center for Resilience Friday. Yossi Sheffi is using his research to look into how all levels of government can be better prepared in the event of an emergency.