Columbus, OH – Franklin County commissioners and the Mid Ohio Foodbank today will announce plans to get food to low-income residents who are not on food stamps, but need emergency replacements for food that was spoiled in last week's power blackout. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen witnessed the impact of lost food on low-income Ohioans when he went to a Salvation Army give-away in Columbus Tuesday.
Columbus, OH – It's still not clear whether Ohioans will definitely vote in November on a plan to crack down on two week "payday" loans. That's not stopping both sides in the dispute from jockeying for position. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
As a liberal, I empathize with the protestors in the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle. And I do empathize. The need for world organizations and big companies to consider the health of poorer countries before appropriating their resources is paramount.
Columbus, OH – A familiar debate is taking place in the race for Ohio Attorney General. The candidates are talking about the process they'd use to hire outside law firms to do work for the Attorney General's office. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus, OH – Executive pay levels at state-supported universities and some newly-created administrative jobs at them are reaising the eyebrows of some key Ohio legislators. But the top man in Ohio's system of higher education is refraining from criticizing the moves. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – The Ohio League of Women Voters is taking issue with a lawsuit filed by the Ohio Republican Party over how absentee balloting and voter registration should be conducted. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus, OH – Ohio school children are celebrating their unscheduled holidays this week due to continued power outages at many schools. But students may have to attend class for a longer period of time next June. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.