Ohio Graduation, Testing Changes Set For Vote

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hio high-schoolers beginning with the class of 2018 will see new graduation requirement under a legislative compromise headed for approval.
2:40PM
June
4, 2014

Ohio high-schoolers beginning with the class of 2018 will see new graduation requirements and receive free college-admission testing under a legislative compromise heading toward approval.

Ohio Senate OKs Rerouted Teacher Evaluation Bill

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The Ohio Senate cleared legislation that would reduce the number of state-mandated evaluations for well-rated teachers.
3:32PM
June
3, 2014

Legislation reducing the number of state-mandated evaluations required for well-rated public school teachers has again cleared the Ohio Senate.

Ohio Watchdog Releases Investment Scandal Report

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Tom Noe was convicted on federal and state charges and remains in prison.
12:12PM
April 24, 2014

The state watchdog has released a much-anticipated investigative report on the investment scandal that engulfed Ohio in 2005 and resulted in 19 convictions.

Ohio School Board Debates Sexual Orientation Rule

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The State Board of Education is divided over a proposal to protect teachers from being fired because of their sexual orientation.
1:40PM
April
15, 2014

A proposal to protect Ohio school teachers from being fired on the basis of sexual orientation has divided the state school board.

Ohio Geologists Link Seismic Activity To Fracking

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Geologists have found evidence linking hydraulic fracturing with earthquake activity in the Youngstown area.
1:23PM
April
11, 2014

State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Marcellus Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for drilling limits in the interest of public health.

Ohio Lawmakers Strike Funding Cut Tied To Ballots

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WOSU Archive
5:51PM
April
8, 2014

A committee in the Republican-led Ohio House is removing language from Gov. John Kasich’s midterm budget bill that would have stripped counties of a portion of their local government funding if they mailed out absentee ballots in violation of state law.

Kasich Unveils $2.4B Construction Budget For Ohio

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Governor Kasich has unveiled a multi-billion dollar state construction budget to fund a number of school, park and prison projects.
3:24PM
March 18, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has unveiled a nearly $2.4 billion state construction budget to fund a host of community, school, park and prison projects.

Watchdog Probe Sought At Ohio EPA

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Four state lawmakers seek review of pollution-discharge permits for 13 coal facilities that have expired since Gov. John Kasich took office.
1:45PM
March
18, 2014

Four Democratic lawmakers are asking the state watchdog to investigate allegations of political pressure at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Ohio Gov. Kasich Proposes Tax, Education Changes

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Governor Kasich today rolled out his mid-year budget update that cuts state income taxes by increasing taxes on drilling and tobacco.
2:10PM
March
11, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has rolled out an ambitious election-year policy document that cuts Ohio’s income tax through increases in drilling and tobacco taxes and streamlines government services for the poor and unemployed.