Columbus, OH – For the second time in two years, state lawmakers are working to crack down on payday loan stores. The Ohio House Financial Institutions Committee plans a hearing tomorrow. Lawmakers and Ohio voters last year approved a limit on the interest rate payday lenders may charge, but many of the stores are charging about the same amount as before by tacking on extra fees. In the last of the two part series, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – Ohio's jobless rate has fallen for the first time since January of last year, but the State Job and Family Services Department says it is not a sign the recession has bottomed out in Ohio. Statehouse Correspondent Bill Cohen explains.
Columbus, OH – Candidates in the May 2010 primary election have been campaigning for months. They include a car dealther, former members of congress, an ex-senator, and current officeholders looking to change jobs. The main issue for any voters is the economy. The heads of Ohio's two major parties preview what's ahead with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles.