Republicans in the Ohio Senate are pushing for colleges to cut students’ costs by 5 percent and want the state to set up a drug prison where addicted inmates can get treatment.
A critic of so-called federal cap and trade climate legislation says it would cost Ohio 108,000 jobs. The head of a U.S. Chamber of Commerce energy think tank also told a Columbus audience electricity prices would rise 60 percent if the bill becomes law.
The issue of balancing the budget through slot machines at racetracks has divided people who normally hold similar views. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler sat down with two conservatives who have very different opinions on expanding gambling through the state budget.
It was a holiday weekend for many Ohioans – but the governor and lawmakers were still working off and on, dealing with the budget crisis that now threatens to shut down state government entirely.
Former President Bill Clinton was the featured speaker Sunday at the 380th Ohio State University commencement. In his speech, the 42nd president said that ours is an interdependent world whose problems can only be solved cooperatively.
Ohio State president Karen Holbrook is responding to apparent incidents of racism that occurred during the recently completed winter quarter. An anonymous letter disparaging African Americans was distributed to dorm rooms. Meanwhile several students at a branch campus in Wooster made internet postings that contained racially offensive material.