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Politics
5:16 pm
Thu September 15, 2011

Benefits Are Focus Of Ad Defending Ohio Union Law

The campaign defending Ohio's collective bargaining law plans to release a new ad on the health insurance
and pension contributions of public workers.

Building a Better Ohio says the TV spot begins airing statewide Friday in an effort to persuade voters to vote yes on Issue 2 in November to uphold the law.

The ad refers to "reasonable government reforms" that require public employees to pay at least 10 percent toward their pensions and at least 15 percent toward their health care coverage.

Politics
4:45 pm
Tue September 13, 2011

Details Of Proposed Redistricting Map Revealed

New U.S. House districts proposed by Ohio Republicans include one that stretches from Toledo to Cleveland, and a crescent touching parts of 13 counties from Appalachia to Amish country.

In the Miami Valley, Republicans Mike Turner and Steve Austria would both be in the new 10th state district.

Democrats lined up to criticize such boundary decisions Tuesday, as the eagerly-awaited map was described.

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Politics
8:24 am
Tue September 13, 2011

Obama to promote jobs plan in Boehner's home state

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is heading to the home state of his chief GOP antagonist on Capitol Hill, House Speaker John Boehner, to promote his jobs plan.

The president's trip to swing-state Ohio on Tuesday is part of a high-profile public sales push to get his $447 billion plan through a divided Congress. It comes a day after White House officials revealed that they plan to pay for the legislation with higher taxes, earning criticism from Boehner and other congressional Republicans.

Politics
5:25 pm
Mon September 12, 2011

Senator Portman Talks Defense Spending Ahead Of "Supercommittee" Work

Both of Ohio’s U.S.senators were in Cleveland Sunday, participating in an interfaith commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Republican Sen. Rob Portman says defending the U.S. against future attacks remains a priority, and one he’ll have a special responsibility to balance over the next three months. For Ohio Public Radio, Kabir Bhatia reports.

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Politics
4:42 pm
Mon September 12, 2011

Proposed Congressional map lumps 2 Ohio GOP seats

US House member Mike Turner says a proposed new Congressional map for Ohio combines his district with that of a fellow Republican. That could set up a possible face-off.

A spokesman for Turner said today (Monday) that the plan combines the districts of Turner and U.S. Rep. Steve Austria. Turner, a former Dayton mayor, has comfortably won Ohios 3rd district in every election since 2004.

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