Attorneys for the state say there's no need for the Ohio Supreme Court to rush its consideration of a lawsuit over Medicaid expansion.
Two anti-abortion groups and six Republican lawmakers are suing Ohio after a legislative panel cleared the way for Gov. John Kasich's administration to spend federal dollars to cover more people in the Medicaid health program.
In a court filing yesterday, state Solicitor Eric Murphy says the plaintiffs don't properly justify their request to speed up the case in a manner similar to election cases.
Enrollment at Ohio's public colleges and universities has fallen for the second year in a row amid state and federal efforts emphasizing graduation rates over student totals.
The Columbus Dispatch reported Sunday that more schools are laying off employees, freezing travel and reviewing academic programs after enrollment declines and funding reductions.
Statewide enrollment figures show the number of students in college rose rapidly after the 2007 financial crisis then dropped almost 6 percent in 2012 and another 2 percent this year, the newspaper reported.
Security and protocols for Ohio's law enforcement information-sharing system could become clearer with the release of a new report.
At issue is the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway, a searchable system that gives police and other investigators near-instant access to records including drivers' licenses, vehicle registrations, the sex offender registry, and the computerized criminal history at the state's Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
A panel reviewing the system planned to release a report on its findings Friday.