Columbus, OH – Electric bills, payday loans, and cocaine. Those are three issues that Ohio legislators wrestled with this past year but didn't take FINAL action on. Today, in part 3 of a 5-part "year-in-review" series, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports on some of the "unfinished business" that lawmakers hope to wrap up NEXT year.
Death row inmate's plea postponed due to illness - More investment in hunger relief progams proposed - Governor Strickland signs veterans bill - Truck ban won't make Brent Spence Bridge any safer according to tri-state study - COSI Toledo to close on New Year's Eve - OSU officials won't confirm suspension of two football players
Columbus, OH – 2007 was the year that two dozen strippers came to the statehouse to lobby Ohio legislators against proposed limits on x-rated businesses. The unusual scene symbolized some of the hot-button issues that lawmakers dealt with during the year. This week, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has been reviewing the year in state government. Yesterday, we heard about the battles over the 52 billion dollar two-year state budget. Today...a look back at OTHER bills that lawmakers approved.
Columbus, OH – Ask Ohio legislators and the governor what their biggest accomplishment was this year....and most will say - passing the 52 billion dollar state budget. All this week, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen will be taking an in-depth look back on the year in state government and politics...and today, in part 1 of his 5 part series, the budget takes center stage.
Columbus, OH – As cold continues to grip Ohio, the governor wants the state's utility regulators to step in and stop power companies from switching off the heat to homes. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – One of Ohio's most powerful legislators has unveiled a plan he says could convince renewable energy companies to locate their factories and their jobs HERE. From our statehouse news bureau in Columbus, correspondent Bill Cohen has the story.
Columbus, OH – In some rural and Appalachian areas of Ohio, there are not enough high-tech lines installed to let people get onto the internet quickly...and transmit huge amounts of video, sound, or data. That will change, though, if Governor Ted Strickland, cable companies, and phone companies get their way. They're setting up a new public-private partnership to get all of Ohio connected. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – Public school kids in the Linden area could see a slightly different school system in place as early as next school year, under a proposal presented to the Columbus School Board. Alison Holm reports.
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