Columbus, OH – Lawmakers arrived at the Statehouse for their first day of work in the new General Assembly. The swearing-in ceremonies marked a major change in power in the House and business as usual in the Senate, and that might create problems in dealing with the state's economic challenges. Statehouse correspondents Karen Kasler and Jo Ingles filed this tag-team report.
Jews have had a difficult time countering the opinion that they did not resist the Nazis enough, even in the face of Casablanca's hero, Victor Laslow, and the heroics of Escape from Sobibor, a challenge of conscience as all German guards had to be killed in order for 600 Jews to escape. Defiance needs to be added to the list of powerful reminders that Jews defied the Nazis in numbers and spirit.
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.