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Nuclear Bailout Group Paying People To Follow Referendum Petitioners

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Generation Now, one of the well-funded groups in the fight over Ohio’s nuclear power plant bailout, is monitoring the referendum petition workers by putting their own people on the ground. Generation Now was behind the pro-HB6 ads that would play around the state before the legislation was approved and signed into law. Now, they’re shifting… Read More

Voters cast their ballot early at the Franklin County Board of Elections last November.

Proposed Ballot Initiative Change Requires Involvement From More Counties

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A resolution seems to be gaining momentum in the Ohio House that would change the process for putting a constitutional amendment on a statewide ballot. Rep. Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) wants to keep the total amount of signatures at the same threshold but require more of those signatures to come from more Ohio counties. To put… Read More

Amy Obhof has been teaching social studies for 13 years. She enjoys mixing her love of art into her lessons.

Ohio Freshmen Begin High School With New Graduation Requirements

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After lawmakers have spent years making tweaks and changes to the high school graduation requirements, the incoming freshman class is beginning its high school journey with what are believed to be permanent standards. “Good morning everybody.” Amy Obhof greets a classroom full of new freshmen at Licking Heights High School, in central Ohio, before jumping straight… Read More

Sen. Sherrod Brown gives his victory speech at the Ohio Democrats 2018 Midterm Election Night Watch Party at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio on November 6, 2018.

Sherrod Brown Wants Companies To Offset Impact Of Automation Displacement

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is touring the state pushing for a way to soften the blow for workers who lose their job to automation by adding requirements for companies. Brown’s bill would require companies to give workers 100 days advanced notice if they’re going to be displaced by new technology, six months of severance… Read More

Voters cast their ballots on Election Day in McArthur, Ohio.

Pro-Nuclear Bailout Group Joins Battle Over Ohio’s New Energy Law

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A group is looking to collect signatures statewide to ask voters to overturn the law that bails out nuclear power plants. But a competing group has formed to argue in favor of the ratepayer subsidies. Ohio voters could soon face an important decision regarding the future of the state’s new energy law, without even looking at a… Read More

W.H. Sammis Coal Plant in Stratton, Ohio.

Advocates Say Climate Change, Children’s Health Issues Intertwine

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A new report from the Ohio Environmental Council and Policy Matters Ohio says climate change has significant negative impacts on children’s health, which they say highlights the urgency to reduce carbon emissions. The report lists climate issues that create potentially hazardous conditions for children, such as lower air quality due to increased heatwaves and torrential… Read More

House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) discuss the importance of increasing the wage for direct support professionals in the state budget.

State Increases Wages For Developmental Disability Support Professionals

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The state is increasing wages for direct support professionals who work one-on-one with people with developmental disabilities in hopes of creating more stability for families and providing a livable wage for workers. Jan Dougherty says her son Ryan, who has a developmental disability, has been able to keep a steady job with the help of a direct… Read More

In this July 18, 2016 file photo, Speaker of the Ohio House Larry Householder speaks during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Householder Says Passing DeWine’s Gun Regulations Will Be “Difficult”

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The gun regulation portion of Gov. Mike DeWine’s plan to reduce gun violence will likely meet resistance in the Ohio House. Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) says his members of the Republican-controlled chamber have several areas of concern. The plan includes expanded background checks and DeWine’s version of the “Red Flag Law” which allows courts to… Read More

PUCO meeting, March 2016

Professor Sees Flaw In Argument That Energy Bill Is A “Tax Increase”

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A debate is brewing over whether a group can put the state’s new nuclear bailout bill before voters next year as referendum. The dispute questions if the increased rate on electric bills should be considered a tax increase. A Columbus law firm argues that the new energy law charging electric customers up to $2.35 a month for nuclear,… Read More

Perry Nuclear Power Plant

Yost Rejects Language For Energy Law Referendum

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Opponents of Ohio’s new energy law are rewriting language that they were going to take to voters to reject a nuclear power bailout. This comes after Attorney General Dave Yost denied their first attempt at summarizing the initiative. Yost identified what he described as 21 inaccuracies in the summary language that holds a referendum on Ohio’s new energy law,… Read More