Biz & Labor

State applies for federal program to provide loans to small businesses

The state of Ohio has started the process of enlisting the U.S. Small Business Administration for monetary assistance amid the COVID-19 closures. Gov. Mike DeWine...

Congress clears 2nd major coronavirus package; 3rd in the works

WASHINGTON — A second major coronavirus package cleared the U.S. Senate Wednesday and is now headed to President Donald Trump for his signature. The bill...

Lawmakers debate paid sick leave as COVID-19 closes businesses, schools

State and federal legislators are criticizing the lack of action on paid leave policy as the COVID-19 pandemic causes the closure of schools, sporting...

Census vital to rural infrastructure, services, mayors say

From a McDonald’s parking lot to a Ferris Wheel on West Union Street in Athens, mayors across the state are pushing every method of...

As coronavirus threat evolves, DeWine plans to force leagues to block...

Twenty-four hours prior, he was asking. On Tuesday, Gov. Mike DeWine was telling. Speaking at the latest of what has become a daily briefing of...

Bill prohibiting mandatory nurse overtime moves on to Senate

A bill prohibiting overtime as a condition of employment for nurses is headed to its second hurdle to passage. A Senate committee will now consider...

Federal bill seeks more sick days for workers as coronavirus cases...

A federal bill co-sponsored by Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown wants to extend the sick day policies for all workers in light of continuing reports...

Manufacturing in Midwest purple states has seen ups and downs on...

In 2016, Donald Trump ran on “bringing back” manufacturing jobs to Rust Belt states like Ohio, which was one factor in his surprise wins...

Paid family and medical leave supporters say statewide program good for...

The effect of a lack of paid family leave on small businesses and women of color were significant issues brought up in the second...

Lawmakers want to anchor down income tax rate, but worries loom...

Ohio Senate Republicans want to anchor down the nearly 40-year low on the state’s income tax rate, though worry has settled in over blowback...
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