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12:17 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

House Speaker to discuss jobs in Ohio appearance

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner will talk in his home state of Ohio about the House Republican approach to job creation and getting the economy moving, following the release of a weak U.S. employment report.

Boehner plans to discuss jobs Friday afternoon while at the grand opening of offices for a small company that provides payroll and other administrative services for businesses in his home area near Cincinnati.

The Republican plan on jobs and the economy focuses on reducing government spending and regulations and lowering tax rates.

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Politics
12:15 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Officials settle Ohio absentee applications dispute

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ohio's top election official says an agreement has been reached in a dispute with the state's largest county over absentee ballot applications.

Secretary of State Jon Husted said Friday that Cuyahoga County officials have agreed not to send out unsolicited mailings for the 2011 general election.

He says the secretary of state's office agreed to mail absentee ballot request forms to voters in all 88 counties for the 2012 presidential election.

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Politics
5:09 pm
Wed August 31, 2011

Info On Salaries Of Public Employees Raises New Questions

Data on how much money state and local public employees make has been online for a while. But Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports that data is getting a lot of new attention thanks to a link on a state officeholder's website.

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Politics
7:47 am
Wed August 31, 2011

Bill would require drug tests for Ohio public aid

Francis Storr

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A state lawmaker says he plans to introduce a bill that would require all Ohioans on public aid pass drug testing - and foot the bill.

Sen. Tim Grendell (grehn-DEL') says taxpayers shouldn't have to finance the illegal habits of people receiving public dollars.

His proposed legislation would require people to pay for their own testing. They would be reimbursed if they pass. If they fail, they could keep their aid by attending state-approved treatment services.

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Politics
4:46 pm
Mon August 29, 2011

Liberal Group Continues Attack On Ohio Jobs Board

The left-leaning group Progress Ohio says 24 million dollars in public money will go from the high-tech job creating Third Frontier program to local chambers of commerce. Brian Rothenberg says many of them support Ohio’s collective bargaining reform law.

“This is now a laundering scheme that allows for public money to flow into organizations that will be compromised in their decision-making over issues like Senate Bill 5 in the future,” says Rothenberg.

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