Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
State data reviewed by The Associated Press show eight in 10 unionized government workers in Ohio would pay more toward their health insurance premiums if voters retain a
new collective bargaining law in November.
Ohio’s future success depends on the public sector’s ability to be innovative and flexible. Elected officials need Senate Bill 5 to recruit, retain and reward the best and the brightest.
With a possible government shutdown now just a day away, federal lawmakers from Ohio Thursday offered a look into the partisan budget battle.
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.
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.
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.
Tonight, WOSU hosted the last official debate before the August 4th special election to increase Columbus’ income tax from 2% to 2.5%.
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.
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.
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.