Columbus, OH – Ohio's top political leaders keep insisting they won't raise taxes to help plug an estimated 7 billion dollar state government budget shortfall ....but that's alarming some social welfare activists. They're worried that without at least SOME tax hikes, government programs will have to be slashed too much and Ohio's most vulnerable citizens will suffer. As the new year dawns, the advocates are mounting a campaign to save their pet programs....as Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
What is waste reduction? It is simply trying not to use and throw away as much "stuff". How do we do this? Well, most people think recycle. But, this is really only part of the answer. Waste reduction and recycling really has 3 words that begin with the letter "R" Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
This week's green tip doesn't cost you a dime. In fact, implementing these simple steps (the sooner the better, please), will not only save a lot of dimes on your energy bills, but will help make giant leaps towards putting the brakes on climate change.
Columbus, OH – Install a wind turbine or a solar heater in your house.....and get the state government to HELP pay the bill. That's the deal that Ohio's Energy Office is offering. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has details.
Columbus, OH – Things may be a bit chaotic in the Ohio House in the new session, as majority control shifts to the Democrats for the first time in 14 years. It'll be quieter in the Senate, which stays in Republican hands. But lawmakers there still have challenges ahead. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler talked to the leaders of the Senate.
"What wrestling is above all meant to portray is a purely moral concept: that of justice. The idea of 'paying' is essential to wrestling, and the crowd's 'Give it to him' means above all else 'Make him pay.'" Roland Barthes, The World of Wrestling
Columbus, OH – The Ohio Attorney General has reached a settlement with mortgage company Countrywide Financial. A-G spokesperson Jeff Lazer tells Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles the deal means Countrywide will provide foreclosure assistance to thousands of Ohioans.