Biz & Labor

Landmark labor bill clears U.S. House

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed landmark pro-labor legislation Thursday that backers said could begin to reverse the country’s decades-long decline in union membership. The...

Congress is talking about paid family leave. Will they do anything?

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans in Congress seem to agree on expanding access to paid family leave.  But they disagree on how to do it.  U.S....

Ohio Fairness Act fills hearing room with advocates, business groups

It wasn’t the many hordes of people that crowded into a Statehouse hearing room that got people’s attention on Tuesday. It wasn’t even the...

Congressional Dems advance pro-union reforms with an eye toward Nov. elections

WASHINGTON — Buried under news about the Iowa caucuses, the president’s State of the Union address and the end of the impeachment trial is...

Musician sings of struggles as lawmakers highlight bills that would help...

The story sung by Paisha Thomas inside the Ohio Statehouse atrium tells of a hard-working mother. She has three kids, and is stuck picking...

LaRose says Iowa caucus mishap would not happen in Ohio

Ohio's top elections official has condemned those spreading "fear and anxiety" about the Iowa caucus results, adding that the state has a system in...

Who would benefit from Ohio’s minimum wage going up?

One-thousand, two-hundred and ninety-nine years.  The how long it would take for someone making Ohio’s minimum wage to earn the same amount as the state’s...

Ohio House eyes tax cut for manufacturing industry

State House lawmakers are considering a tax cut aimed at the manufacturing industry. Like most states, Ohio does not impose a sales tax on industrial...

Progressives take dueling approaches to lift Ohio’s minimum wage

Ohio progressives are waging a two-pronged war to hike the minimum wage to among the highest of any state in the nation.  On one front,...

Ohio Senate Democrat targets 18-and-up bars

Democratic state Sen. Tina Maharath wants the underclassmen off the barstools.  The senator from Franklin County introduced a bill that would prohibit anyone under 21...
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