Columbus, OH – Some Ohio lawmakers are working with Ohio's treasurer to allow Ohioans to put up to five thousand dollars in a savings account that would earn five percent interest. That's a higher rate of interest than most savings accounts and many certificates of deposit. In an interview with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles, Ohio treasurer Richard Cordray explains the reason for this program.
Columbus, OH – Leaders of a campaign for a new state law giving paid sick leave to most Ohio workers are using strong words to criticize state legislators who are balking at passing the measure. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – For several weeks, it appeared that Democratic Governor Ted Strickland's mammoth job-creation proposal would be stalled by the legislature because Republican leaders didn't want the state to borrow so much money to pay for it. But now, the two sides have reached a compromise...and the package may move ahead. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen files this report.
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Columbus, OH – Ohio's public universities will have to make some changes under a new ten-year plan. As Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, the plan calls for overhauling higher education in the Buckeye State.
Columbus, OH – The November election is still 7 months away....but two Ohio businessmen have ALREADY launched a media blitz to convince voters to okay a ballot issue authorizing a mammoth gambling casino near Wilmington. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports the timing is an unusual political tactic.
Columbus, OH – A study from a progressive think-tank shows the state's taxpayer-paid voucher program for children with autism may not be doing what it was created to do. But supporters say the study misses some key points. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – When Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman first floated the idea of a downtown street car system in 2006, he promised no income or property tax increases would be used to pay for it. But to paraphrase Shakespeare, a tax by any other name is still a tax, and Coleman's streetcar funding plan unveiled last nght would have nearly everyone paying for construction and operation of the system.
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Columbus, OH – Plans to build streetcars in downtown Columbus will get a few details filled in when Mayor Michael Coleman announces a plan to pay for the proposal. The mayor first presented the idea in his 2006 state of the city address, and appointed a blue ribbon commission to study the feasibility of the project. Although Coleman says he's holding off any big announcements until tonight, he tells Alison Holm he plans to have those who benefit the most pay for the streetcar line.
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