- 10:22 am Thursday, May 18th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Ohio Sen. Joe Schiavoni, who is running for governor in 2018, pitched an idea Wednesday to use the state’s “rainy day fund” to fight the opioid crisis.
Schiavoni, a Youngstown-area Democrat, and state Sen. Kenny Yuko, D-Richmond Heights, introduced a bill to use $200 million to fund more treatment options and education efforts.
More coverage of Ohio’s opioid crisis:
- 5:33 pm Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by Staff Writer
- 4:05 pm Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Former FBI Director James Comey has been asked to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday and one local congressman could have a front-row seat.
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, sits on the committee. Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said that he may subpoena a memo reportedly written by Comey allegedly giving details of President Donald Trump’s request to end an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Chaffetz invited Comey to testify Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday, Jordan told Jessica Wehrman in our Washington Bureau that Congress needed “to get to the bottom” of the allegations against Trump.
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- 11:22 am Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Sanders gave 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton a run for her money during the primary. He won 23 states and had more than 13 million votes.
Kasich was the last Republican to drop out of the race against the GOP nominee Donald Trump. Kasich won his homestate of Ohio and had more that 4 million votes nationally, putting him in third behind Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
The debate starts at 9 p.m. tonight and will be [More]
- 11:18 am Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Our military affairs reporter Barrie Barber had a 1-on-1 interview with the top general of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein on Tuesday.
Goldfein said plainly that his top concern is the federal budget.
“For a service chief, the most important thing for me in terms of trying to really deliver for the nation is predictable funding because without it you just can’t plan,” he said. “If you’re going from year to year, it’s almost impossible to do any kind of long-term planning and it wreaks havoc on industry who is trying to deliver for us.
- 4:29 pm Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 by Staff Writer
The State School Board took steps toward making it to where Ohio students don’t have to pass tests to graduate.
Our education reporter Jeremy Kelley reports that: “The resolution used recommendations from the state’s graduation workgroup, allowing current high school juniors who don’t meet existing rules to earn a diploma via a mix of senior-year items like 93 percent attendance, a 2.5 GPA, 120 hours of work/community service or a “capstone project.”
What do you think?
- 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]