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Legislators Must Prescribe Cure for Nursing Shortage

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 12, 2004
There is a shortage of nurses around the country and in Ohio. Due to several factors, some of which are generally unalterable (the aging of Baby Boomers and a wave of retirements that will soon stri  

Nurse Shortage Is Hazardous to Our Health

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 5, 2004
For several years now, stories have been popping up in print and broadcast media about the nursing shortage in the United States. Far from an alarmist media tactic to attract viewers and readers, th  

'Defense of Marriage' Is an Offense Against the Unmarried

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 10, 2004
On Feb. 6 Gov. Bob Taft signed into law House Bill 272, widely known as the Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA. On that day Taft also issued a press release explaining his support for the legislation  

The Truth About Diebold and Your Ballot

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2004
Diebold Election Systems of North Canton, Ohio, is taking a beating. As outlined in last month's Statehouse, a recent study found that the AccuVote-TS, the company's touch-screen voting system, cont  

Computer Voting: How to Steal an Election

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2004
For years, computer scientists have warned that electronic voting systems, which generally employ touch screens or keypads to record votes onto electronic storage media, are vulnerable to tampering.  

Charter Schools Provide Good Feelings, But Not Much Else

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Ohio's traditional public schools triumphed over community schools in most measures of academic performance, according to a recent report by the Legislative Office of Education Oversight (LOEO), the  

The Damage Done, State Consumer 'Advocate' Quits

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2003
The Ohio Consumers' Counsel (OCC) is on the ropes, battered by a barrage of accusations that the group's leader, Robert Tongren, is less interested in protecting consumers' interests than in he  

Issue 1: Lots of Money for Corporations

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2003
Issue 1 on the Nov. 4 ballot asks voters to amend the Ohio Constitution to allow the state to borrow up to $500 million for science and technology initiatives. Voter permission is necessary becaus  

Eric Fingerhut Is No Jerry Springer -- Seriously

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2003
In Washington, the president sells a tax cut as the fast solution to a cyclical economic downturn. He sells a supposedly weeks-long occupation of Iraq as an antidote to terrorism. In Columbus, l  

Too High and Too Low: Ohio's Corporate Tax Mess

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Ohio lawmakers created the Committee to Study State and Local Taxes in June 2002. Comprised of seven legislators and three state agency directors, the committee was responsible for analyzing Ohio