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8:04 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Brown Announces Bipartisan Amendment to Senate Immigration Bill

Businesses would have to prioritize hiring an American worker over a foreign one, under a bipartisan amendment announced Tuesday by U-S Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio.

Senator Brown says the amendment essentially restores language in the Senate’s immigration bill that requires companies offering positions to recruit AND hire qualified American workers ahead of foreign workers seeking H-1B visas.  The H-1B allows foreign workers with advanced degrees and specialized skills to work in the U.S., on a temporary three-year basis.  Last year, 135-thousand were issued in the country.

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Politics
7:04 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Student Voting Bill Pulled From Senate Version of Budget

The plan that would have changed rules for student voting at Ohio’s universities is dead for now.

The plan went like this: If a state funded university gave an out of state student utility credentials to vote as a resident of Ohio, that university would also have to give that student the in-state tuition rate.  It’s a move that could cost state universities more than 300 million dollars.  But Senate President Keith Faber says that proposal has been stripped from the Senate version of the budget.

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PoliticsOhio
6:13 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Regional Leaders Meet With National Leaders in Recent Dayton Development Coalition Trip

The Dayton Development Coalition has wrapped up its annual trip to Washington, D.C. this week. The fly-in includes business, educational and government leaders from the area. This week on PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord is joined by Michael Gessel with the Dayton Development Coalition to talk about the trip.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Mon May 20, 2013

WYSO Weekend: May 19, 2013

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 19, 2013 including the following stories:

- In this week's PoliticsOhio, Jerry Kenney speaks with former Ohio House member Seth Morgan about the recent news that the IRS targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.

- Study: Ohio Superintendents Support the Common Core, by Emily McCord.

- The Great Flood: Out of Devastation Comes Innovation

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Politics
7:04 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Name Game and Blame Game Starting Already in 2014 Gubernatorial Race

Name calling has already begun in the race for Ohio Governor but it’s not what you think. The Ohio Republican Party has requested documents that Democratic Gubernatorial candidate and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald has not signed because his name was not spelled correctly. And the Ohio Democratic Party is firing back with a similar request of its own.

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