There was a wide variety of opinion at the Governor’s summit on energy and the economy in Columbus. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports most of it dealt with the effect of energy policies on the state’s economy, but not all of it.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A group of Ohio business executives is urging voters to uphold a new state law that places restrictions on public employee unions.
The Ohio Business Roundtable is endorsing Issue 2 on the November ballot, urging a yes vote to affirm what it calls "reasonable and common sense reforms." The group says the changes will help local communities manage finances and deliver services without raising taxes. It says localities face fiscal challenges it attributes primarily to the cost of labor agreements.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says a group wanting to legalize medical marijuana has enough petition signatures but failed to properly summarize ballot language in its initial effort toward putting the idea before voters.
The Columbus Dispatch reports DeWine last week rejected the 2012 ballot proposal by the Ohio Coalition for Medical Compassion. The constitutional amendment would require a prescription for marijuana purchases and allow those qualified to grow a limited number of plants.
Jack Willke, former director of the national Right to Life organization
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Backers of what would be the farthest-reaching ban on abortion in the country were back at the Statehouse today. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports on the newest effort to push the so-called "Heartbeat Bill" through the Senate, almost three months after it passed the House.
SOLON, Ohio (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden plans to tout the jobs-creation plan of the Obama administration Tuesday at the plant of an Ohio stretch-wrap maker that recently landed a $1.5 million Small Business Administration loan.
Biden and Karen Mills, who heads up the SBA, plan to stop at Wrap-Tite, Inc. in Solon.
They will be seeking support for President Barack Obama's $447 billion proposal for tax cuts and new public works spending aimed at creating jobs and stimulating the economy.