House Passes Redistricting Bill to Ohio Senate

By: KATE IRBY  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   No Comments
21
Sep
2011

Republicans in the Ohio Statehouse have passed the redistricting bill onto the Ohio Senate, which will vote on its passage Wednesday. The Ohio Senate, which has a clear Republican majority of 23-10, is expected to not only pass the bill, but to add an additional appropriation that would make it effective immediately after Gov. John Kasich’s.

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Athens City Leaders Speak in Memory of 9/11

By: EMILY MADDERN  /   Category: City / Recent News   /   No Comments
12
Sep
2011

Athens American Veterans Post 76 hosted an "Evening of Remembrance" on Sunday night to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. "We are gathered here today to keep ever mindful of the cowardly attack on our country, the attack which caused the death of over 3,000 innocent men, women and children, and.

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Athens’ State Sen. Jimmy Stewart to Resign Seat

By: BRIAN PETERS  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   No Comments
25
May
2011

Republican State Sen. Jimmy Stewart announced Tuesday that he will be resigning from his seat, effective this July. He has represented the 20th senate district, which includes nine counties in Southeast Ohio including Athens, since 2008. Stewart released a brief statement Tuesday announcing the decision., but has yet to state any further details. “At this time,.

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Voter_ID
13
Apr
2011

A week before Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed Senate Bill 5 (SB 5) into law, Ohio House Republicans forced through a bill that critics say could be the most restrictive voter identification law in the country. After three hours of debate and two public hearings spanning eight days, Republicans passed House Bill 159 (HB.

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16
Mar
2011

Ohio Gov. John Kasich released his biennial 2012-13 budget proposal Tuesday, which includes expected cuts to higher education and massive cuts to K-12 and local government funding. In a press release, Kasich called the budget a "groundbreaking proposal that closes an $8 billion projected budget gap through significant government reforms and carefully-considered spending reductions.” Higher education.

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Senate Bill 5 Likely Headed to the Ballot Box

By: ANDREW ZUCKER  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   No Comments
08
Mar
2011

Although hearings in the Ohio House over Senate Bill 5 (SB-5) do not begin until Tuesday afternoon, Democrats and labor allies are quietly planning ahead for a campaign to repeal the bill, which bans strikes and cuts public workers’ rights to collectively bargain, by filing a referendum to be placed on the 2011 ballot. A.

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Athens City Council Denounces SB-5

By: KATE IRBY  /   Category: City / Recent News   /   No Comments
08
Mar
2011

On Monday, Athens City Council voted unanimously in support of a resolution to call on the Ohio House of Representatives to reject Senate Bill 5 (SB-5). The bill passed in the Senate last week, proposing to limit collective bargaining rights for public employees. Sen. Jimmy Stewart of Athens County voted in favor of SB-5. City Council said.

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Thousands Protest Senate Bill 5

By: BRADLEY EVANS  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   1 Comment
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23
Feb
2011

More than 5,000 union supporters crowded the Ohio Statehouse Tuesday in one of the largest protests of Senate Bill 5 (SB-5) to date. The bill, introduced by Republican Sen. Shannon Jones of Springboro, would eliminate the ability for labor unions to bargain collectively for better wages, benefits and working conditions. Police, firefighters, teachers and correctional.

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