13 hrs ago
Ohio Ag Threatens to Sue Credit Bureaus; Senators Rake Cdia
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has threatened to sue credit reporting agencies if they don't fix problems that DeWine and some 20 other State AGs have uncovered in the course of their months-long investigation.
17 hrs ago
Legislators want Delta Queen back in Cincinnati
Ohio's U.S. senators and Cincinnati's House members have introduced legislation allowing the Delta Queen to go on overnight trips with passengers on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.
21 hrs ago
Immigration: What tech should watch
Tech fought hard for changes in the Senate immigration bill and largely won them.
Portsmouth Daily Times
Brown introduces college loan legislation
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says more than 360,000 students across Ohio would be forced to pay thousands more each year in college loan costs unless Congress acts to block the interest rate from doubling on federally-subsidized Stafford loans by July 1, 2013.
Wed May 22, 2013
The Huffington Post
Too-Big-To-Jail Dogs Obama's Justice Department
The U.S. Department of Justice appears to have neither conducted nor received any analyses that would show whether criminal charges against large financial institutions would harm the economy, potentially undermining a key DOJ argument for why the world's biggest banks have escaped indictment.
Tue 2:33 p.m.: Students may pay higher interest rates
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will hold a news conference call Wednesday regarding legislation to prevent a hike in interest rates for Stafford student loans.
Is Wall Street Still "Untouchable"?
This fall will mark the five-year anniversary of Lehman Brothers filing for bankruptcy, sparking the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Another GOP-Big Labor Fight Ensues
In an email to constituents, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown wrote, "Republicans in the Ohio House have introduced multiple bills that would turn our state into a so-called Right-to-Work state -- one of the ugliest tricks in the right-wing playbook when it comes to attacking working men and women." Additionally, "Senate Bill 5 wasn't the extreme right's ... (more)
Tue May 21, 2013
The Plain Dealer
What is rural? Most Ohio farm counties still don't qualify, despite update
It's official: A Washington bureaucrat could stand amid 1,000 acres of tall corn and still not realize he was in the country.
Mon May 20, 2013
The Plain Dealer
State Rep. Connie Pillich officially launches campaign against Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel
State Rep. Connie Pillich, a Democrat from Montgomery, will declare her candidacy Monday for Ohio treasurer.
Sun May 19, 2013
Representatives Speak Out Against Food Aid Cuts
Members of the Senate and House are speaking out against proposed cuts in food aid that have been introduced in the Farm Bill legislation. Senator Sherrod Brown authored an amendment for the Senate discussion of the 2013 Farm Bill, which would provide much needed support to the nation's food banks.
Sat May 18, 2013
Student debt weighs on overall economy
Mary Knauff would like to start saving money, for retirement or for some future spending.
The Big Picture
Can two senators end 'too big to fail'?
Last month, an unlikely pair of senators - Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, and David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican - introduced a non-binding resolution calling for the end of the implicit subsidies that "too big to fail" banks enjoy.
Fri May 17, 2013
The Miami Herald
Groups divided on Bangladesh safety overhauls
The nation's largest retail industry organization fired back Friday, outlining reasons why a legally binding global pact to make Bangladesh clothing factories safer would expose merchants to undue legal exposure.
Log Cabin Democrat
Brawner: Too much bigger to fail
I try not to write about things I don't know much about, and I'll be the first to admit I understand little about high finance.
Thu May 16, 2013
Ohio Tea Party Groups Plan To Sue IRS
The attorney for Ohio's largest tea party organization, the Ohio Liberty Council, says the organization will sue the Internal Revenue Service.
IRS Cincinnati office gave 75% of political donations to Dems
In the past three election cycles, the Center for Responsive Politics' database shows about $474,000 in political donations by individuals listing "IRS" or "Internal Revenue Service" as their employer.
Big Bank Phobia: Not Too Big to Fail
There are three main approaches being taken by the enemies of large U.S. banks, and all of them are bad ideas.
Wed May 15, 2013
What's BofA Worth?
Shares of the nation's second largest bank by total assets closed at $13.34 Tuesday, returning 15% this year, after more than doubling during 2012.
Senate OKs flood control amendment
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act that could expedite funding for the Blanchard River flood-control project.