Biz & Labor

Ohio AG: Clear death penalty roadblocks or get rid of it

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost last week used an annual report to draw attention to the fact that 140 people are languishing on death...

Bill seeks to end ‘dark money’ spending in Ohio elections

Republican lawmakers are proposing to revamp some of Ohio’s campaign finance laws that would shine a light on “dark money” groups. Public officials from both...

Proposals call for expanded passenger rail service in Ohio

Biden administration, Amtrak proposing new passenger rail connecting Ohio's "Three-C" cities The possibility of expanded passenger rail service in Ohio has some residents brainstorming how...

Bill would create anonymous hotline for wage discrimination claims

Two Democratic Ohio legislators are hoping to supplement legislation regarding equal pay in the state by creating a reporting system for wage discrimination. The legislation...

After financing xenophobic campaign, FirstEnergy deplores anti-Asian bigotry

There has been a terrifying surge in violence against Asians over the past year, prompting one Ohio company to take a stand on an...

Senate Bill would nix overtime pay for emails from home, ‘insignificant’...

An Ohio Senate committee is reviewing legislation that would shield employers from overtime pay requirements for hourly employees in certain situations. The legislation, introduced by...

GOP lawmakers seek to repeal tax on Ohio businesses

Some Republican lawmakers want to do away with an Ohio business tax that helps to fund state services. A new bill proposes to repeal Ohio’s...

Coronavirus cases in Ohio, neighboring states might be inching back up

After a disastrous January, coronavirus cases in Ohio steadily marched downward. Then in recent weeks, they hit a plateau. Now, even as greater numbers...

Ohio Democrats promote ‘Equal Pay Act’ to close state’s wage gap

Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation seeking to close the wage gap in Ohio and ensure that women earn as much as men in the...

Ohio Transportation Budget: What to know and how it impacts you

Ohio lawmakers recently approved a two-year transportation budget ahead of schedule and without much drama, sending the $8.3 billion package to Gov. Mike DeWine...
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