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Should sexual orientation be a protected class (like race and gender) to prevent discrimination?
What's the best route to energy independence?
Voting advocates on Thursday urged Gov. John Kasich to veto bills headed for his desk that they argue could make it more difficult to cast a ballot and be sure it was counted.
President Barack Obama said Thursday that he thinks many House Republicans, including Speaker John Boehner , want to pass immigration reform and other measures -- they're just getting blocked.
Inspectors from Attorney General Mike DeWine's office next week will begin cracking down on veterans posts and fraternal lodges operating illegal electronic raffle machines.
The Ohio Senate Public Utilities Committee canceled a vote Wednesday on a bill aimed at weakening the state's renewable energy standard and energy efficiency mandate.
Ohio Senate Minority Leader Eric H. Kearney released "an unprecedented" amount of information today related to the unpaid taxes that have dogged him in his two weeks as running mate to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald.
On Wednesday, the Ohio House of Representatives voted to pass legislation intended to "enhance the safety of children while at school".
Time is running out for certain military veterans to cash in on a gift from the state of Ohio for their service during wartime.
To the shock of his Mormon congregation, bishop David Musselman revealed himself as the homeless man whom many in the suburban Salt Lake church mostly shunned as he walked the grounds just prior to a recent Sunday service.
House Speaker John A. Boehner visits the D.C. HealthLink Web site from his office computer.
I found this on the Speaking of Womens' Health site. It's such good & timely information that I wanted to share it with you.
This week, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced the spike in natural gas-related employment around the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays in the eastern part of the state.
Requiring every teacher in Ohio to undergo a thorough annual evaluation might sound good in theory, but in practice many districts are finding that the cost and administrative burden outweigh the benefits.
Months of debate in the state capital over proposed new energy rules hinge in part on a simple, yet controversial, question: Does energy efficiency save money for electricity users, or is it actually more expensive than the status quo? Two Cincinnati-area state legislators are sponsors of proposed rules, which would loosen energy-efficiency ... (more)
Should the state require out-of-work residents to take job training, volunteer at nonprofits or find gainful employment to receive food stamps? Or are there too few decent-paying jobs and state-backed opportunities for advancement in the present economic environment to enable the down-and-out to meet such requirements? That's the debate going on at ... (more)
The House has refused to vote on several landmark bills that have passed the Senate, including immigration reform and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act -- making the exploration of alien life puzzling given the few remaining workdays for the House this session.
Phone-call data track the distribution of courtesy over recorded conversations. We'd thought better of you, Buckeyes.