Politics http://wyso.org en Help Wanted At Area Boards Of Elections http://wyso.org/post/help-wanted-area-boards-elections <p>The lack of student interest and older residents unable to work the polls has created a shortage of workers.&nbsp; Hundreds of positions need to be filled before the May 6th primary.<br /><br />It takes 584 poll workers to get the job done in Greene County and right now the search is on to fill about 200 of those slots. Warren County needs nearly 150 more workers.</p><p>The problem in Montgomery County is even bigger.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:14:43 +0000 Wayne Baker 48575 at http://wyso.org The Fate of Crimea, the Future of Ukraine, Part I http://wyso.org/post/fate-crimea-future-ukraine-part-i <p>The world has been electrified these past weeks by the explosive events in Ukraine: a dramatic political revolution in Kyiv's Freedom Square, the surprise annexation of Crimea into Russia, and rising tensions between Russia and the United States/European Union that are reminiscent of the darkest of Cold War days.</p><p></p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:36:41 +0000 Leticia Wiggins & Patrick Potyondy 48501 at http://wyso.org The Fate of Crimea, the Future of Ukraine, Part I Groups Call On Turner To Help Renew Emergency Unemployment http://wyso.org/post/groups-call-turner-help-renew-emergency-unemployment <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Several Dayton groups are asking Congressman Mike Turner of Ohio’s </span>10th<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> district to help renew emergency unemployment benefits. A bipartisan Senate bill expected to pass this week has found little support in the House.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:17:24 +0000 Lewis Wallace 48118 at http://wyso.org Groups Call On Turner To Help Renew Emergency Unemployment Kasich, Republicans Differ On Oil & Gas Tax http://wyso.org/post/kasich-republicans-differ-oil-gas-tax <p></p><p>Governor Kasich’s proposal in his mid-biennium budget to raise taxes on oil and gas drillers in Ohio is being met with resistance from Republicans in the Ohio legislature. In this week’s PoliticsOhio, the Statehouse News Bureau’s Andy Chow tells Emily McCord that two different proposals are being debated.</p><p></p><p>Chow reports that the current tax rate on oil and gas drillers is very low compared to other states. Governor Kasich’s proposal would raise the tax to 2.75 percent. Matt Huffman (R-Lima) has a different proposal that would raise the tax to 2.25 percent.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:46:56 +0000 Emily McCord 47722 at http://wyso.org Kasich, Republicans Differ On Oil & Gas Tax Ohioans Can Start Early Voting on April Fool’s Day http://wyso.org/post/ohioans-can-start-early-voting-april-fool-s-day <p>Ohioans will vote on primary races for statewide offices, including Governor, as well as a statewide ballot issue that would allow the state to issue bonds for some capital improvements. There are more than 600 local issues on the ballot too.</p><p>On April first, election boards will start to mail out absentee ballots to those who have requested them, or Ohioans who want to vote early, in person, can vote at the early voting center designated by their county board of elections.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:04:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 47552 at http://wyso.org