Budget & Taxes

What’s in the $900B emergency relief bill—and what’s out

WASHINGTON — Here is a look at the specifics in Congress' bipartisan emergency relief bill intended to aid Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic....

Professional groups announce drug-accountability effort

A dozen Ohio professional groups on Monday announced an effort force greater accountability from powerful prescription drug middlemen known as pharmacy benefit managers, or...

Capital budget bill carries pieces of education overhaul

The capital bill agreed to in a joint conference committee of the Ohio General Assembly includes a small part of the education overhaul bill...

Congress seals the deal on emergency relief after dispute over Fed...

WASHINGTON — A deal on a coronavirus relief package finally emerged on Sunday night, after members of Congress resolved a days-long impasse over a...

U.S. not using emergency powers to speed production of covid vaccine

It appears that the federal government is leaving it to drugmakers to figure out how to speed production of coronavirus vaccines.  U.S. Surgeon Jerome Adams...

Many bailout-repeal bills were filed, only a half-measure appears to have...

There were many calls to repeal scandal-plagued HB 6, but with the legislative session wrapping up on Tuesday at the latest, only one appears to have a chance of making it across the finish line. And that one is at best a half-measure.

Congress close to emergency relief deal including direct payments, added unemployment...

WASHINGTON — A coronavirus relief deal appeared within reach late Wednesday following months of stalemate in Congress, potentially providing much-needed help to Americans facing...

Education overhaul’s fate uncertain as lame duck nears end

After years of work, an education overhaul bill that would have addressed the state's public school funding formula could be put on hold yet...

Extend eviction moratorium to slow covid spread, advocates say

Ohio's local courts should stop eviction proceedings, a group that advocates for the poor said Tuesday. Not only are thousands of Ohioans going to...

Despite scandal, DeWine says he takes corruption seriously

Despite a massive bribery scandal related to a lobbying effort involving his appointees and members of his administration, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says his administration takes corruption seriously.
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