- 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:
- 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
- 7:54 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]
Do you think Ohio elected officials should be punished if illegal immigrant kills, injures someone in their city?
- 3:31 pm Monday, February 6th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel and Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, want to punish elected officials in Ohio inf an illegal immigrant kills or injures someone after the city declares itself a ‘sanctuary city.’
The move comes just days after Cincinnati declared itself a sanctuary city welcoming immigrants.
Take our poll and tell us what you think.
- 4:40 pm Monday, January 30th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Ohio Gov. John Kasich today proposed a 17 percent cut in income taxes through a dozen changes, including increasing the exemptions allowed for families making less than $80,000. Kasich also wants to simplify the state tax code by collapsing the number of tax brackets.
Our Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff has all of the details:
The governor, once again, is proposing higher tax rates for oil and gas producers — an idea that has not gotten traction from lawmakers in previous years.
He is proposing increasing the state sales tax to 6.25 percent, up from the current 5.75 percent, [More]