For more than a decade, biotech has been building as an economic force across northeast Ohio, sprouting ventures ranging from medical imaging firms to health IT developers. Its success bodes well for creating economic growth and stability in the region, but one prominent business leader cautions its potential to create jobs is limited. Ideastream’s Brian Bull reports.
The governor’s budget update bill includes another state income tax cut – paid for by increases in two existing taxes. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports the idea is either good or bad, depending on the economist looking it over.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 3:43 PM
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor is taking steps to protect inmates at the county's juvenile detention center. Prosecutor Timothy McGinty says his office is moving eight of the facility's most violent inmates to the county jail. Ideastream’s Tony Ganzer found out more from Duane Deskins, chief of the county prosecutor's juvenile justice division.
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District district wants to more than double the number of four-year-olds enrolled in high-quality preschool over the next few years. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports the city and Cuyahoga County announced a multimillion-dollar plan to do so Tuesday.
The Secretary of State says Libertarian candidates won’t be on the primary ballot in two high profile races. But as Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, Libertarians say the fight isn’t over yet.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:39 AM
Educational advocates are pointing out an alleged discrepancy in the laws that lay out Ohio’s third grade reading guarantee. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, state officials agree with the advocates and believe a change should be made.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Republican Governor John Kasich's budget update bill due out Tuesday could include a hike in the tobacco tax pay for an income tax cut.
As it moves into the final phase of fundraising for a $350 million renovation and expansion project, the Cleveland Museum of Art remains a stable financial risk, in the eyes of the Standard and Poor's credit rating agency. A new S&P report says the museum maintains its AA+ rating despite a tumultuous year which saw the controversial departure of its director in October, and the celebrated completion of the eight-year construction phase at the end of December.
A new home for theater, dance and music in Northeast Ohio is growing from spiritual roots. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports on Case Western Reserve University's plans to transform an historic Jewish temple into a performing arts center.
Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is backing a measure to make permanent a law that protects renters from sudden eviction when a home is foreclosed.
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