With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
A bipartisan panel of state lawmakers has signed off on the state’s next two-year budget. It now goes to a final vote in the Ohio House and Senate.
State lawmakers are back in Columbus Monday for talks on the budget that includes a massive tax overhaul plan rolled out last week.
A bill that would install recommendations from a new Columbus education commission is getting first Statehouse hearing this afternoon.
The committee working out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the state budget now has updated estimates on tax revenues and Medicaid. Tax receipts are up and Medicaid costs are down, but those numbers come with a caution.
Ohio has an opiate problem. Statistics from the Ohio Department of Health show the number of people dying from drug overdoses increased 440 percent from 1999 to 2011. Now thereâ€™s bipartisan support for a bill in the state legislature that would try to reduce drug deaths.
What is usually a routine vote to send the two versions of the state budget to a committee to meld it into one document turned out to be a lot more political than usual in the Ohio House Wednesday.
The Republican president of the Ohio Senate says state lawmakers are open to pursuing a Medicaid bill before the end of the year.
Rep. State Sen. Jim Hughes and the ACLU of Ohio are at odds over the Violent Career Criminals Act. It would more than double the required sentence for using a gun during a crime if the offender has two or more violent felony convictions.
A bill to require training and certification for a new group of professionals who will be available to guide consumers through the new health insurance market is on its way to Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
The Ohio Democratic Party says former Congressman Charlie Wilson, who represented southeastern Ohio in Washington for two terms after winning a write-in campaign, has died. He was 70.