Inside the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, OH
Dan Konik

FirstEnergy Solutions says it will continue its plans to deactivate and decommission Ohio's two nuclear power plants since lawmakers were not able to pass a bail out measure before the June 30 deadline. However, the energy company says there’s still time to reverse course.

Dan Konik

Ohio’s agriculture director is asking the federal government to help the state’s farmers, many of whom have been unable to plant crops because of rainy weather. 

Ohio House approves temporary budget as both chamber miss June 30 budget deadline.
Andy Chow

Ohio lawmakers failed to reach a state budget agreement by the midnight deadline, missing the mark for a spending deal for the new two-year cycle. Because the House and Senate couldn’t reach a compromise, both chambers passed a temporary budget extension to keep the government running. 

Ohio Senate meets late on a Saturday night to pass temporary budget extension.
Andy Chow

With hours to go before the deadline for a two-year operating budget to be signed, the Ohio Senate approved a deal that would extend it for 17 days.

Ohio Statehouse
Statehouse News Bureau

The U.S. Supreme Court will not take up a case on Alabama’s ban on an abortion method most commonly used in second trimester abortions. This means a lower court ruling that said the ban was unconstitutional will stand.  But what might the high court’s decision mean for Ohio’s similar ban, which is in the courts right now?


Ohioans have just a couple of days to fill up before the new statewide gas tax goes into effect. 

Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford), Gov. Mike DeWine, Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) talk to reporters after an agreement on the transportation budget in April.
Statehouse News Bureau

For the first time in a decade, state officials are poised to miss the deadline to get the two-year operating budget to the governor for his signature.


The Ohio Republican Party said the Democrats vying for the White House expressed far-left ideas and characterized their policies as socialist after watching the two rounds of presidential debates.

The William Green Building, home to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation in Columbus.
Daniel Konik

The Senate has passed a $645 million budget for the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, after stripping out sections added by the House on first responders and immigration.

House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) talks to journalists about the budget process, currently in conference committee.
Andy Chow

The deadline for the Ohio House and Senate to reach a budget bill agreement is Sunday night. But House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) says he has a backup plan.