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President Trump wants to cancel an automatic pay raise set to take effect next year for federal civilian workers.

Federal workers were to get a 2.1 percent across-the-board raise in January, with more for those who live in high-cost areas. But in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday, Trump wrote, "We must maintain efforts to put our Nation on a fiscally sustainable course, and Federal agency budgets cannot sustain such increases."

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Gov. John Kasich has named a new director for the state agency that oversees mental health services, after the agency’s leader stepped down last week.

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WOSU has been very busy in the past couple weeks with our Curious Cbus project, where you ask the questions and we investigate the answer. We've reported on the end of the "Clintonville Kangaroo" saga and learned why there is an abandoned highway overpass downtown.

All of those stories are thanks to questions from you.

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation building in downtown Columbus.
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Employers could be getting a big rebate if the Board of Directors for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation approves it.

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Franklin County Commissioners have approved a new paid family leave policy. About 1,400 workers in Franklin County can now get two weeks of their normal pay when taking time off under the family leave program. 

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After a tough year of forecasting last year, the state's budget projections turned out to be right on target for last month.

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Almost 20 years after the federal government sued Columbus, alleging police routinely violated residents' civil rights, Columbus is facing more than two dozen complaints raising similar concerns, records show.

Politics with Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Oct 19, 2017
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We get the latest news about what's happening in the nation's capital from Political Junkie, Ken Rudin. We'll discuss the latest in Obamacare reform effort, the Trump Administration's campaign on tax reform, and the unified call for bipartisanship made by Ohio Governor John Kasich and former Vice President Joe Biden.

With President Trump's announcement that he plans to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen as homeland security secretary, he still has one more Cabinet post to fill — health and human services secretary. A president having to find replacements for two Cabinet secretaries this early in an administration is unprecedented. But observers are more alarmed by the less visible vacancies at the sub-Cabinet level: hundreds of positions without a nominee, and a president who says he has no intention of filling many of the jobs.

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Governor John Kasich says there’s no moral equivalency between counter-protesters and Nazi sympathizers, and President Donald Trump should not be concerned about winning an argument over who’s more responsible for last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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