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Poll: Race For U.S. Senate Is Narrowing

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The poll released by Quinnipiac University on Thursday is the first to put the race between Mandel and Brown within single digits.
10:45AM
May 10, 2012

The Quinnipiac University poll is the first showing the race between Dem. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Josh Mandel has narrowed to within single digits.

Senate Panel Waters Down Kasich’s Plan To Hold Back Non-Readers

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A proposal might hold back third-grade students because of low reading levels.
7:05AM
May
9, 2012

A proposal to hold back Ohio third graders who cannot read has been softened by a committee of state senators, and the governor is frustrated by the move. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has an update.

House, Senate Pass New Cong. Map, Move Back To Single Primary

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The Final 2012 Congressional District Map
8:28AM
December
15, 2011

The two chambers agreed on a bill that establishes a slightly more Democrat-friendly Congressional map and returns to a single March primary.

Senate Hearing Brings Praise, Criticism Of “Heartbeat Bill”

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The so-called 'Heartbeat' Abortion bill gets its first hearing at the Ohio Statehouse.
3:53PM
December
7, 2011

The controversial bill finally got its first hearing in the Ohio Senate, where it was both hailed and denounced by pro-life and pro-choice activists.

Ohio Senate Committee to Vote on Redistricting

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The Ohio Flag
11:47AM
September
21, 2011

An Ohio Senate committee is expected to approve a new, Republican-proposed congressional district map that has drawn the ire of Democrats and voter advocacy groups.

Blackwell Ends Senate Speculation

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J. Kenneth Blackwell -- the former GOP treasurer, secretary of state and 2006 gubernatorial candidates -- just announced on Twitter he won't run for the seat now held by Democrat Sherrod Brown.
12:00AM
June
24, 2011

J. Kenneth Blackwell — the former GOP treasurer, secretary of state and 2006 gubernatorial candidates — just announced on Twitter he won’t run for the seat now held by Democrat Sherrod Brown.

More Wage-Benefit Contracts Settled Before SB 5 Takes Effect

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Public employers and unions this year are reaching contract settlements more easily. The agreements at the bargaining table come as a new collective bargaining law is scheduled to take effect on July 1.
12:00AM
June
22, 2011

Public employers and unions this year are reaching contract settlements more easily. The agreements at the bargaining table come as a new collective bargaining law is scheduled to take effect on July 1.

State Retirement Systems See Increases As Legislative Changes Loom

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On Tuesday, Feb. 22, members of the Columbus Education Association joined thousands of other Ohioans at the statehouse to protest Senate Bill 5. The debate over collective bargaining, pension reform and privatization has not only divided Ohioans, it has prompted some long-time public workers to call it a career.
12:00AM
June
15, 2011

The debate over collective bargaining, pension reform and privatization has not only divided Ohioans, it has prompted some long-time public workers to call it a career. WOSU reports anxiety over the changes is causing a sharp increase in retirements.

Blackwell Still Unsure About U.S. Senate Run

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Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell says he's still deciding whether to run for Sherrod Brown's seat in the U.S. Senate.
12:00AM
June
9, 2011

Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell says he’s still deciding whether to run for Sherrod Brown’s seat in the U.S. Senate.

Several Central Ohio School Superintendents Applaud Senate Budget

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There's good news for some school districts in the state Senate's version of the proposed budget. The Senate's spending plan would use about $100 million to soften cuts approved in the House version.
12:00AM
June
1, 2011

There’s good news for some school districts in the state Senate’s version of the proposed budget. The Senate’s spending plan would use about $100 million to soften cuts approved in the House version.