Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill that seeks to avert an unintended tax increase on some small businesses that was contained in a state budget provision. 

Much attention has been  focused on the presidential race and other issues on the November ballot. But in 36 of the state's 88 counties, residents will be voting in an earlier election. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen explains.

Ohio is one of several states projecting increased tax revenues for the upcoming fiscal year.  Jim Letizia reports. 

States expect to collect higher tax revenues in the coming budget year that combined would top pre-recession levels, according to a survey by the National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers.

Ohio's oil and gas industry says the policy debate over fracking will likely continue even with the new drilling rules signed this week by governor John Kasich. The governor still wants to impose a severance tax on the industry to fund an income tax cut. Majority Republicans in the state legislature removed that plan from Kasich's budget bill, but the governor is convinced it will happen.