Columbus, OH – Nationwide Children's Hospital has been tapped to participate in a national cancer research project, solidifying central Ohio's role as a leader in the emerging medical field of bio-banking. Alison Holm reports.
Columbus, OH – Domestic violence remains second on a list of top crimes in Ohio, and costs the state more than a billion dollars a year in medical and other services for victims. Two state lawmakers are sponsoring bills to close loopholes in the legal system that allow domestic violence to happen. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.
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.