95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
The federal government is running low on cash to fund highway and bridge projects this year, and lawmakers in Washington have put together a set of competing fixes to the problem. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says he’s open to increasing the federal gas tax.
A Columbus veteran says he’s found a way to more accurately document brain injuries in combat service. The new way of tracking invisible injuries could speed claims for medical help and compensation at Veterans Affairs.
Several Ohio members of Congress say they are not happy that the Army Corps of Engineers may wait until 2016 to issue a final report on a flood control plan for the flood-prone Blanchard River.
Student loan debt in the U.S. now surpasses $1 trillion. Ohioâ€™s senior U.S. senator Sherrod Brown blames the private loan industry for intentionally making loan terms difficult to understand. Heâ€™s pushing legislation that would make loan terms more clear. The bill is called the Know Before You Owe Private Student Loan Act.
The U.S. Olympic team showed up at Friday’s opening ceremonies in Sochi wearing American-made uniforms. Thatâ€™s in large part because of a scolding from Congress two years ago, led by Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown. Now he wants to take it a step further with the Wear American Act.
Congress is on its way to a budget deal a couple weeks ahead of the January 1 deadline. But the deal doesnâ€™t include extending emergency unemployment benefits. That means 40,000 Ohioans could see their payments end this month.
Ohio’s U.S. senators disagree on how to respond to problems with the federal website for President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
Ohio’s Republican senator said the Obama administration’s long-term strategy for Syria appears “very confused.”
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown says the recent agreement by 10 major mortgage servicers to pay billions of dollars to wrongly-foreclosed homeowners is good, but not big enough.
Dem. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Rob Portman are now on the oldest and arguably most powerful committee in the U.S. Senate.