Ohio Senate http://wyso.org en Freeze On State Energy Standards Closer To Passage http://wyso.org/post/freeze-state-energy-standards-closer-passage <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.4401441097259522;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:17pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-352d2000-db9e-bf3a-aaea-9bbd229d44dc"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">A measure to overhaul Ohio’s energy policies is on its way to the House after the state Senate held a vote very early Thursday morning. Thu, 08 May 2014 11:38:28 +0000 Andy Chow (Ohio Public Radio) 49635 at http://wyso.org Ohio Senate Passes Bill With Rules For Minor Parties To Be On Ballot http://wyso.org/post/ohio-senate-passes-bill-rules-minor-parties-be-ballot <p>One of the leaders of Ohio&rsquo;s Green Party says his group is collateral damage in a fight between Statehouse Republicans and the Libertarian Party. Green Party Co Chair Bob Fitrakis says a newly passed bill in the Ohio Senate hurts his group.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 40392 at http://wyso.org State Senate Outlines Proposed Budget Changes http://wyso.org/post/state-senate-outlines-proposed-budget-changes <p>The Ohio Senate has produced a bill outlining some of the changes it is making to the proposed two year state budget. Ohio Senators have removed from the state budget a proposal forcing universities to offer in state tuition to out of state students who request the documents necessary to vote in Ohio. The Senate bill also removes spider monkeys from the list of exotic animals to be regulated by the state. But Governor Kasich’s plan to expand Medicaid expansion, which was removed in the house version of the budget, hasn’t been added back into the senate plan. Wed, 29 May 2013 12:04:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 33898 at http://wyso.org Bill Would Make More Government Meetings Public http://wyso.org/post/bill-would-make-more-government-meetings-public <p>A proposal in the Ohio Senate prompting concern from some public officials would make more meetings among government officials public and provide more details on government talks behind closed doors.</p><p>The proposal would expand the types of discussions subject to the law and require more information stated publicly in motions to hold closed-door sessions under Ohio's Open Meetings Act. It also would expand fees and expenses that may be recovered for violations of the act.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 33507 at http://wyso.org With State Budget Passed In House, Senate Has Its Turn http://wyso.org/post/state-budget-passed-house-senate-has-its-turn <p>The Ohio house passed its version of the state budget last week, stripping Governor Kasich's proposal to expand medicaid and proposing an across-the-board income tax cut. Now the Senate makes its changes. Bill Cohen and Jo Ingles join Emily McCord to talk about their plans.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:39:31 +0000 Emily McCord 32253 at http://wyso.org