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House OKs Bill To Direct $210M For Ohio Broadband Expansion

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislation to help expand high-speed internet access in underserved and rural areas of Ohio is getting bipartisan support and fast-tracked consideration at the Statehouse as the coronavirus pandemic increases pressure to address that digital divide. A measure to direct $210 million toward increasing broadband access passed the House on Thursday with… Read More

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After a Generation, Is There Finally a Fix for School Funding?

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KENT, Ohio (WKSU) — In laying out his proposed budget this month, Gov. Mike DeWine specifically said that the state legislature should do the heavy lifting when it comes to school funding. The state Supreme Court has been saying the same thing — for over 20 years. Our education series, “Learning Curve,” examines a $2 billion… Read More

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WATCH: Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Underway In Senate | Day 4

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Warning: Some video shown during the trial may contain graphic images of violence and profanity. WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial continues for a fourth day beginning at noon EST on Feb. 12. With House Democrats having concluded presenting their evidence against Trump, his defense team now takes over, making the… Read More

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Court Tosses Ohio Libertarians’ Latest Play For More Access

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Representatives of minor political parties in Ohio are conferring on whether to appeal after suffering their latest blow in a legal battle for more visibility and access in state elections. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati late Wednesday upheld a lower court’s finding against the Libertarian Party of… Read More

Josh Mandel

Former Ohio Treasurer Mandel Is First Republican To Announce For Senate

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Republicans have their first official candidate for the 2022 US Senate race.  Former state treasurer Josh Mandel is launching his third try at that office. Josh Mandel has been out of office since 2018, when he was term limited as state treasurer. But it’s not a big surprise that… Read More

President Donald Trump takes questions from the media before boarding Maine One at the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, en route to Camp David in Maryland.

WATCH: Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Underway In Senate | Day 2

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Warning: Some video shown during the trial may contain graphic images of violence and profanity. WASHINGTON, D.C. (PBS NewsHour) — President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial continues for a second day beginning at noon EST on Feb. 10. House Democrats will present evidence demonstrating why they believe Trump should be convicted for his role in… Read More

President Donald Trump addresses supporters at a rally in Circleville on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020.

WATCH: Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Begins In Senate | Day 1

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Warning: Some video shown during the trial contains graphic images of violence and profanity. WASHINGTON, D.C. (PBS NewsHour) —  Former President Donald Trump faces his second impeachment trial in the Senate on Feb. 9, when lawmakers will begin the process of considering whether to convict him on a charge of incitement of insurrection following the… Read More

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Lawmaker Reintroduces Bill To Repeal Nuke Plant Bailout

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill to repeal a bailout of two aging nuclear power plants at the heart of a federal $60 million bribery probe has been re-introduced in the Ohio House by its Republican sponsor. The legislation known as HB6 was signed into law by GOP Gov. Mike DeWine in 2019. The Justice… 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.

Sen. Brown Says Hike In Minimum Wage Is ‘Long Overdue’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — President Joe Biden has said he doesn’t think an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour will pass in the latest COVID relief bill. But Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Senator says it needs to be passed somehow because it’s long overdue. Sen. Sherrod Brown says the minimum wage hike is a popular idea. “The support… Read More

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Kentucky Panel Takes No Action On Impeachment Petitions

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A legislative panel has taken no action on impeachment petitions against Kentucky’s governor and attorney general. The House panel met behind closed doors for more than 3 1/2 hours Wednesday. Once the lawmakers reconvened, the committee chairman said that motions filed in conjunction with the petition seeking the ouster of GOP… Read More

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announces the new study.

Republican AG To Seek Reelection, Not Portman’s Senate Seat

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost plans to run for reelection next year and said Monday he won’t seek the U.S. Senate seat that fellow Republican Rob Portman is leaving. Yost explained his decision on Twitter, saying he loves his current work as the state’s top prosecutor. “At this moment in history,… Read More

Jim Jordan

Jordan Out Of Ohio US Senate Race To Replace Portman

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — A big development in the upcoming race for US Senate in 2022, with Republican incumbent Rob Portman saying he’s no longer running. One high profile possible candidate is out. A spokesman for Congressman Jim Jordan (R-04, Urbana) says he won’t be running for Portman’s seat. But the spokesman says Jordan,… Read More

Rob Portman

Portman Joins Most GOP Senators In Failed Attempt To Dismiss Impeachment Trial

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) says forgoing a run for re-election does not change his approach to the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Some believe not running for another term takes political pressure off of Portman if he wanted to vote to convict Trump in the… Read More