Columbus, OH – A bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected would be the most restrictive ban on abortion in the country, and it could come out of an Ohio House committee today. But as Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports, the bill highlights a big split in the anti-abortion community.
Columbus, OH – At the Ohio statehouse, it was a day of partisan bickering, protest, and political theatrics. The action focused on Republican lawmakers as they recommended that the full Ohio House of Representatives okay a bill to slash union power in collective bargaining for public employees. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – There are a lot of questions about how Ohio will privatize its prisons. Ohio Governor John Kasich wants to sell five prisons to private companies. But that plan has its share of critics. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus, OH – Governor John Kasich has proposed lifting the cap on the creation of new charter schools. He's also proposed quadrupling the number of vouchers the state hands out each year to help Ohio parents pay private school tuition bills for their children. Now, there's yet another idea to expand what supporters call "school choice." Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen files this report.
Columbus, OH – School districts are learning what they'd get under Gov. John Kasich's two year state budget. And Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler says there are plenty of questions about how much money they will actually get.
Columbus, OH – In the week since Gov. John Kasich's budget was released, there have been a lot of questions raised about it. But the governor's office has said it's complicated and hard to explain, though they'll attempt to do that in the next few weeks. In the meantime, Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler sat down with two experts who've put together state budget plans and asked them for their reviews.
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