Columbus, OH – Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner says a petition to force a vote on the governor's shelved plan to put video slot machines at racetracks has fallen short of the required number of valid signatures needed to make the November ballot. But the group behind the petition drive is being given more time to make up the shortfall. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – The state budget is currently being aided by several billion dollars from the federal government. Some critics say that means next year, when a new budget needs to be crafted, it will have a multi-billion dollar hold because the federal money will evaporate. Governor Ted Strickland says that's not necessarily true, and he's seeking a renewal of that federal bailout. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – State lawmakers may need to make some changes to campaign finance laws following a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which allowed corporations and unions to spend as much money as they wish to support or oppose political candidates. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland says the state must continue to invest money to bring high-tech green jobs to Ohio, and he's come up with some new programs he says will help do that. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus, Oh – Members of Compete Columbus say they had another productive year in 2009. The group was formed in 2007 to study and improve Central Ohio's economy. The 28 member group includes the CEOs of Bob Evans Farms, The Columbus Foundation, OhioHealth, and Huntington Bancshares. Spokesperson Larry Hilsheimer tells Mike Foley the group completed work on one initial cluster - logistics.