Statewide News

Statewide News
4:41 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Steady Voter Turnout, But Likely Not A Record

The campaign of 2011 is just a few hours away from its conclusion, and there have been few reports of voters who waited till today to cast ballots experiencing problems. While elections officials in several counties did report heavy turnout for early voting, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted says that’s not necessarily an indication of a huge number of people coming to the polls in an off-year election.

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5:10 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Millions Spent On Ohio's Union-Limiting Law

The union-backed group pushing for the repeal of Ohio's new collective bargaining law has spent more than $17.3 million in the fight and has another $4.3 million on hand heading into the Nov. 8 election.

Campaign finance reports filed Thursday show We Are Ohio has raised a $19 million from July to mid-October. The coalition wants to overturn the law, which bans strikes by public worker and restricts their collective bargaining rights.

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Statewide News
5:39 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

PETA Protesters Say Kasich Needs To Do More To Protect Exotic Animals

PETA Protesters Outside The Statehouse
Paul Eakin Ohio Public Radio

Animals rights advocates say state leaders are not doing enough to deal wtih problems involving exotic animals in Ohio. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports.

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Statewide News
4:39 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Cain Leads GOP In Poll, Still Lags Behind President Obama

A new independent poll finds Herman Cain surging and leading other contenders in Ohio for the Republican presidential nomination. That SAME poll, though, finds none of the G O P hopefuls strong enough to beat President Obama right now. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has the numbers.

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Statewide News
8:22 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Right to Life board member files Ohio complaint

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A board member of Ohio Right to Life has filed a complaint with the state's top law enforcer alleging the group's executive director denied her access to organizational records.

The letter from Julie Busby to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine escalates an already tense feud between anti-abortion activists supporting a ban on abortions after the first fetal heartbeat, and the movement's oldest and largest state advocacy group.

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