Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
Veteran northeast Ohio congressman Tim Ryan says he isn’t running for the 2016 Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Rob Portman.
The Youngstown Vindicator says former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will run for the Senate next year.
U.S. Senator Rob Portman says he will not run for president in 2016, choosing instead to seek a second term in the Senate.
Republicans needed to pick up just six seats in Tuesday’s midterm elections to wrest control of the Senate. In the House, the key question was how big the GOP majority would be next year.
Jereme Kent, the general manager of Findlay-based wind energy company One Energy, says delaying incoming renewable energy mandates will create a “lobbying frenzy” and scare away renewable energy investors.
An Ohio Senate committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the bill to lower the amount of training time required for a concealed weapons permit. It would also have Ohio recognize concealed carry permits from other states.
State lawmakers have approved a ban on electronic cigarettes for Ohio minors, but not without the objection of many Democrats, who say the ban doesn’t go far enough.
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.