Columbus, OH – It's no surprise that the largest state workers union opposes a bill that its sponsor says would trim the state payroll by thousands of employees. But the union says it's concerned about more than just membership. Statehouse Correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – Some Ohio farmers say they will be regulated out of business if Ohioans pass State Issue 2, the proposed Constitutional amendment that would set up a board to oversee livestock care in Ohio. Statehouse News Correspondent Jo Ingles has more.
Columbus, OH – Vice President Joe Biden used a Cleveland Hopkins Airport project yesterday as an example of how he says federal stimulus dollars are helping local economies. Republicans continue to say the stimulus is not working. Kevin Neidermeier of member station WKSU in Kent reports.
Columbus, OH – Next week voters will decide the fate of State Issue Three, the proposed state constitutional amendment allowing for the construction of gambling casinos in Columbus and three other cities. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler has the final arguments from both sides.
Columbus, OH – Campaign finance reports show supporters of State Issue 3--the November ballot proposal authorizing the construciton of casinos in Columbus and three other cities--are outspending opponents. Statehouse News Correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – Less than two weeks before election day, thousands of Ohioans are already casting absentee ballots on the proposal to authorize a gambling casino in the four biggest Ohio cities. But that's not stopping some state legislators from proposing alternatives. The new proposals are drawing fire from supporters of the casino ballot plan, State Issue 3. Statehouse Correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – Former Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter says Issue 3 is bad for the state. Schlichter, whose pro career was derailed by a gambling addiction, says he wants Ohioans to consider how the state will handle an increase in crime and addictions if the casinos are built. Schlichter spent 10 years in prison for gambling-related crimes and says it's probably inevitable Ohio will someday have gambling. But he believes the current proposal would enrich a few at the expense of the state. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – The federal government says Columbus has more than 53,000 vacant homes. City leaders have drafted legislation to help clean up the properties that attract arsonists, thieves, squatters and drug dealers, and threaten neighborhood property values. Jim Letizia reports.