Columbus, OH – The Ohio legislature passed roughly a dozen standalone bills this year, and some smaller measures were consolidated in the bills that became law. Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen previously reported on measures that did not become law. In this report, Jo Ingles examines measures that did become law.
Columbus, OH – Republicans control the Ohio Senate and Democrats control the Ohio House. That's one reason why many controversial proposals languished in the legislature in 2009. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has the latest of a series of reports on the year in state government.
Columbus, OH – In his 2007 State of the City speech, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said the city must have a new convention-style hotel downtown. This year, plans were announced to build such a facility near the convention center. In the latest installment of his end of the year interview with Jim Letizia, Coleman explains why the hotel is necessary and the deal with the county to finance construction in exchange for revenue to purchase new parking meters.