Ohio General Assembly

11:11 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Common Core Curriculum Debated In Columbus

Opponents of the Common Core gathered in Columbus Monday to show their support for repealing the standards.
Credit Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

The set of education standards known as Common Core is under attack just as schools around Ohio begin to implement it. Hearings began this week on a bill to repeal the standards in Columbus.

The Common Core is a set of benchmarks created by a group of education experts from around the country, including some from Ohio, in 2010. The standards were then adopted by the state along with more than 40 others.

Robert Hill, superintendent of Firelands Local Schools in Lorain County, says a great deal of research went into crafting the standards.

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6:04 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Ohio Senate Democrats Tackle Guns, Ballot Access, Economy

Democrats in the Ohio Senate say they'll work this session on bills to curb gun violence, improve ballot access and support healthy, financially stable families.

The legislative agenda of the Senate's minority caucus was announced Tuesday. It also includes proposals to extend hot meals for low-income children year-round and to establish a Family Stability Commission that would explore ideas such as reduced-price marriage licenses for those who get counseling and 30-day timeouts before a divorce.

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Statewide News
8:05 am
Tue January 8, 2013

130th General Assembly Starts Its Work

State Senator Keith Faber (R-Celina) was sworn in as President of the Ohio Senate. He was joined in the Senate Chamber by his wife, Andrea and their two children.

It’s going to be a busy year at in the House, says Republican Speaker Bill Batchelder.

“Well, there’s no question. I think we’re going to see some exciting announcements this week, and I think we’re going to be looking at very important questions about the structure of state government,” says Batchelder.

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7:30 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Senate Leaders Look Back On 2012 And Look Forward to Next General Assembly

2012 was supposed to be a slow year at the Statehouse, with half of the seats in the Ohio Senate on the ballot, and with the two-year budget firmly in place. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler sat down with the departing Senate president and the minority leader to talk about the year that was – and what’s ahead.

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7:30 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Ohio General Assembly honors Fallen Soldiers

The Ohio House and Senate has awarded the Ohio Military Medal of Distinction to the families of 28 Ohio soldiers who lost their lives while serving our country during the past year. Republican House Speaker Bill Batchelder, at a Statehouse ceremony, said each has made a sacrifice to this state that will never be forgotten.

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