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Ohio Auditor Angry Over Move To Stifle Open Records Audits

Apr 16, 2015

State Auditor Dave Yost is furious over a move by fellow Republicans to stifle his new public records audit system aimed at resolving disputes over records before a lawsuit is filed.

Ohio House Takes Up Bill To Push Back Ohio Primary Election

Apr 15, 2015

State representatives are questioning whether a bill that would move Ohio's 2016 primary election date might cause confusion among voters and candidates.

Republican leaders in the Ohio House say they’re on board with Gov. John Kasich’s proposed income tax cut, but don’t want to offset it with other tax increases.

Ohio House Expected To Revise Kasich Tax, School Proposal

Apr 14, 2015

The Ohio House plans to unveil major changes Tuesday to Gov. John Kasich's proposed budget, including overhauls to his tax and education plans.

John Kasich
File photo / John Kasich

Ohio Governor John Kasich says the state does not need a religious freedom act like the Indiana law that's brought claims of discrimination.

Ted Strickland (left) and P.G. Sittenfield
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The fundraising figures are in for two democratic candidates who want to be elected U.S. Senator next year. The report shows a very close race between two of the candidates.

Columbus Mayoral candidates debate issues on WOSU TV's Columbus on the Record.

The race for Columbus mayor includes two candidates who served on the Columbus school board when indications first surfaced of a data manipulation scheme. 

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A new bill would drop training and background check requirements for concealed weapon permits in Ohio.

Columbus skyline

Early voting began Tuesday. Past primary elections in Columbus drew few voters for lack of contested races.

This year, a four way race for mayor tops the city ballot.

VA Secretary Robert McDonald Visits Columbus

Apr 7, 2015
Robert McDonald
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald is continuing his visits to VA medical facilities across the country with a stop in Ohio’s capital.

McDonald was expected Tuesday to meet with veterans and employees at the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus.

Kasich Picks Minority Business Chief For Commerce Director

Apr 6, 2015
Jacqueline Williams

Ohio’s governor has named a new commerce director as the state agency’s current leader is set to return to a regulatory board.

Gov. John Kasich said Monday he has picked Jacqueline Williams to lead the Ohio Department of Commerce.

WOSU composite

A new independent poll shows former Ohio governor Ted Strickland leading Republican Rob Portman in the race for Portman’s U.S. Senate seat.

The poll from Quinnipiac University gives the Democratic Strickland a nine-point lead over the incumbent Portman among Ohio voters.

Mandie Trimble / WOSU News

Indiana’s controversial religious freedom law has renewed the debate over whether businesses can use faith to refuse service to gay and transgender customers.

A lesbian couple from Bexley is calling on their city to prohibit discrimination against gays after they say a company refused them service. WOSU looks at the case, local ordinances and whether the rules can be enforced.