Ohio Statehouse 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 "Hang On Sloopy" Soon To Be State Rock Song—By Law http://wyso.org/post/hang-sloopy-soon-be-state-rock-song-law <p><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.201921463012695px;">The state of Ohio is closer to having an<em> official</em> official rock song. Just</span><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.201921463012695px;"> after the Ohio State University marching band deliberately stomped into and out of the House chamber Wednesday, representatives passed legislation making “Hang On Sloopy” the state’s official rock song. </span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 11:26:34 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 49634 at http://wyso.org "Hang On Sloopy" Soon To Be State Rock Song—By Law State Lawmakers Prepare to Tackle Severance Tax, Health Emergency Plan http://wyso.org/post/state-lawmakers-prepare-tackle-severance-tax-health-emergency-plan <p>State legislators have a busy agenda planned on Capitol Square this week.&nbsp; A House committee is preparing to hear testimony from all sides regarding the proposed tax increase on oil and gas drilling. The bill’s sponsor says his plan would generate about $1.7 billion in net new revenue over the course of ten years. The oil and gas industry approves the legislation while others say it’s not aggressive enough.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:04:00 +0000 Andy Chow (Ohio Public Radio) 45121 at http://wyso.org Ohio Statehouse Won't Be the First With a Holocaust Memorial http://wyso.org/post/ohio-statehouse-wont-be-first-holocaust-memorial <p>After months of touting that Ohio’s would be the first Statehouse in the country to have a Holocaust memorial, it won’t. Iowa has already broken ground on a similar memorial, and will dedicate it in October – while construction on Ohio’s memorial hasn’t even started. Joyce Garver Keller is the executive director of Ohio Jewish Communities, which represents Ohio’s eight Jewish federations in Ohio. She says she told Gov. John Kasich that Ohio’s Statehouse would be the first with a Holocaust memorial when he first proposed it in 2011, in the end it really doesn’t matter which state is.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:04:00 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 37420 at http://wyso.org PoliticsOhio: Legislators Aim To Defund Planned Parenthood http://wyso.org/post/politicsohio-legislators-aim-defund-planned-parenthood <p></p><p>State legislators are kicking off the lame duck session with a bill that would affect family planning in Ohio. It would reprioritize funding for family planning so that it would effectively put Planned Parenthood last on the list to receive the funding.&nbsp; Jo Ingles from the Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau&nbsp; has been reporting on the matter and joins Emily McCord for this week's interview to talk about what this means.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:51:00 +0000 Emily McCord 25203 at http://wyso.org