- 3:32 pm Monday, April 3rd, 2017 by Staff Writer
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is set to give his state of the state address Tuesday night.
He is expected to focus on jobs, taxes and ways to fight Ohio’s growing drug epidemic.
We asked followers of our Ohio Politics Facebook page what issues they want Kasich to take on. You can speak out here. Here’s some of their responses:
- 9:33 am Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 by Staff Writer
By Laura Bischoff
The Ohio Senate on Wednesday voted 33-0 in favor of a $7.86 billion transportation budget bill that includes $5.6 billion for highway construction and maintenance projects.
This leaves the state gas tax at 28-cents per gallon — unchanged since July 2005. But fees Ohioans pay for license plates are likely to increase. The legislation allows counties to ask for local voter approval for an additional $5 plate fee to help fund road and bridge projects.
Both the House and Senate versions of the bill include changes [More]
- 10:27 am Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by Staff Writer
An effort is underway to expand the number of unemployment benefit applicants who need drug tested
The Associated Press is reporting that the Senate sent President Donald Trump a plan to make the change and the White House says Trump will sign it.
Tell us what you think:
Here’s the full story from the AP: http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/national-govt–politics/congress-sends-trump-drug-test-measure-for-unemployed/39AFCau7JMyCijBOk0DRZM/?ecmp=daytondaily_social_twitter_2014_politics_sfp
- 6:54 pm Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by Staff Writer
By Jessica Wehrman
Sen. Rob Portman says he will back Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
The two met Wednesday in Portman’s office in what the Ohio Republican called “an engaging and productive meeting.”
“I expressed my belief that the job of a Supreme Court justice is to fairly and impartially apply the law, and to protect the rights guaranteed by the Constitution, not to legislate from the bench,” he said. “I believe that is exactly what he will do should he be confirmed to this important position. Judge Gorsuch has an outstanding record as a fair-minded, independent, and universally-respected judge, and, after [More]
Do you think Ohio elected officials should be punished if illegal immigrant kills, injures someone in their city?
- 2:31 pm Monday, February 6th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, want to punish elected officials in Ohio inf an illegal immigrant kills or injures someone after the city declares itself a ‘sanctuary city.’
The move comes just days after Cincinnati declared itself a sanctuary city welcoming immigrants.
Take our poll and tell us what you think.
- 3:40 pm Monday, January 30th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Ohio Gov. John Kasich today proposed a 17 percent cut in income taxes through a dozen changes, including increasing the exemptions allowed for families making less than $80,000. Kasich also wants to simplify the state tax code by collapsing the number of tax brackets.
Our Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff has all of the details:
The governor, once again, is proposing higher tax rates for oil and gas producers — an idea that has not gotten traction from lawmakers in previous years.
He is proposing increasing the state sales tax to 6.25 percent, up from the current 5.75 percent, [More]
- 3:03 pm Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 by Staff Writer
Laura Bischoff in our Columbus Bureau is reporting that Dayton’s fight over red light cameras is headed to the Ohio Supreme Court.
Here’s some of her report:
Love them or hate them, the argument over red light cameras in Ohio will resume next week when the Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments on a lawsuit launched by the city of Dayton against the 2014 state law that effectively bans the electronic traffic cops.
Dayton is arguing that three elements of the 2014 law are unconstitutional because they undercut local municipalities’ home-rule authority to self-govern. A [More]
- 5:05 pm Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 by Staff Writer
By Lisa Lerer
Hillary Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, giving her the largest popular vote margin of any losing presidential candidate.
Certified results in all 50 states and the District of Columbia show Clinton winning nearly 65,844,610 million votes — 48 percent — to Trump’s 62,979,636 million votes, or 46 percent.
Clinton is the fifth presidential candidate in American history to win the popular vote and lose the Electoral College. Democrat Al Gore, the only other presidential candidate this century to come up short in the Electoral College but claim a popular [More]
- 1:46 pm Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 by Staff Writer
The race for the U.S. Senate seat in Ohio this year was supposed to be one of the most competitive in the nation. It turned out to be a dud.
Polls earlier in the year showed Republican Sen. Rob Portman neck-and-neck with former Gov. Ted Strickland. Portman ended up winning the race 58-37 percent.
“Portman’s campaign was so effective that he barely needed to even worry about reelection after Labor Day,” Kraushaar wrote.
Portman even did better in the state than Republican Donald Trump did, pulling seven [More]
- 10:22 am Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 by Staff Writer
By Laurie Kellman
President-elect Donald Trump “doesn’t wish to pursue” further investigations into Hillary Clinton‘s email practices, a top adviser said Tuesday, a turnaround from all the campaign rallies when Trump roused supporters to chants of “lock her up.”
“I think Hillary Clinton still has to face the fact that a majority of Americans don’t find her to be honest or trustworthy, but if Donald Trump can help her heal then perhaps that’s a good thing,” Kellyanne Conway said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
That comes after months of Trump nicknaming his Democratic rival “Crooked Hillary,” questioning whether the [More]