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December 2011

Changing Gears: Illinois Fights Back

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 5:09 AM

Illinois responds to keep Sears from potentially moving to Ohio.

State Representative Gets Federal Support For Texting Bill

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 4:23 PM

The author of a legislative proposal to ban texting-while-driving in Ohio says her bill is getting a big boost.

Kasich Cautious With Federal Health Insurance Law Preparations

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 4:17 PM

There are still questions about what Ohio is doing to prepare if the federal health insurance law takes effect as scheduled in 2014.

Legislators Near Passage Of Historical Document Bill

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Legislators are close to final passage of a bill that would require schools to focus more of their classes on historical documents.

Kasich Says There Will Be No Bidding War For Sears

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Ohio had offered Sears 400 million dollars in incentives, but Kasich said there’s no chance the state will get involved in a bidding war.

“Heartbeat Bill” Will Undergo Change

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports an Ohio Senate committee continues to hear testimony on the “heartbeat bill.”

Tuesday Check Up: Reducing Re-admissions

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 6:31 AM

Area seniors will soon be able to rehabilitate better at home, after a hospital discharge.

Redistricting Report Raises Questions About Process

Monday, December 12, 2011 at 5:33 PM

A group that has been critical of the congressional and legislative redistricting maps says politics contributed to the process.

Kasich Voices Concern About New Welfare Bill

Monday, December 12, 2011 at 4:23 PM

A bill that would require people receiving cash assistance from the state to submit to drug tests has a lot of critics.

State Representative Proposes Changes To Voucher Expansion Plan

Monday, December 12, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Republicans have been looking at a plan that would allow even more parents to get government vouchers for tuition at private schools.

Legislative Committees Busy With Last-Minute Activity

Monday, December 12, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports Ohio legislators are hoping voting sessions this coming week will be the last ones of the year.

Auto Plants Not Gone, Not Forgotten

Monday, December 12, 2011 at 5:31 AM

Research shows almost half othe auto plants closed the last thirty years have been repurposed.

Economic Woes Aren’t Necessarily Crashing The Holiday Party

Monday, December 12, 2011 at 4:51 AM

A survey shows that most businesses will go ahead with an official festive gathering this season, even if times are still tough.

Policy Think Tanks Attempt To Bridge Partisan Differences At Conference

Friday, December 9, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Hundreds of current and former political observers, lobbyists and lawmakers opened a dialog, but whether it will last is an open question.

Experts Analyze GOP Infighting

Friday, December 9, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler sought out some experts to dig into what might be happening within the Ohio GOP.

State Troopers Make Major Bath Salt Bust

Friday, December 9, 2011 at 12:19 PM

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has made another big drug bust – the second this week. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

Ohio Senators React To Defeat Of Cordray Appointment

Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 6:13 PM

The U.S. Senate blocked the confirmation of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to head the Consume Financial Protection Bureau.

Nearly Half of Closed U.S. Auto Plants Find New Life

Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 3:04 PM

A study of plants closed in the last 30 years surprised even the authors, but employment at re-purposed facilities isn't what it was.

Highway Patrol Makes Record-Setting Heroin Bust

Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 11:56 AM

Patrol Lieutenant Anne Ralston talks about the bust in an interview with Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen.

Ohio House Speaker Hopes To Reunite Primaries

Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Ohio would see its split primaries reunited, probably in May, in a bill the Ohio House leader says he plans to fast track next week.

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