Teresa Fedor

A group of students in an elementary school classroom in Westerville.
Karen Kasler

The number of public school buildings where students will be eligible for the state’s largest private school voucher program will more than double in the coming school year. And that could blow huge holes in the budgets of 70 percent of Ohio’s school districts. Lawmakers who have said they want to change that are running out of time.

A hallway in Westerville South High School, one of the schools on the list of buildings where students are eligible for EdChoice vouchers starting in the 2020-21 school year.
Karen Kasler

A Democratic lawmakers and longtime critic of private school vouchers says she’s not convinced there’s time to do a short-term fix to a huge expansion of the state’s largest voucher program.

Ohio House

Two Democratic women state representatives have asked Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor Mike DeWine to reopen an investigation into comments made by the Majority Floor Leader at a going-away party in January. They say they’re concerned not only about the alleged conduct of Rep. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati), but with a previous investigation that cleared him of wrongdoing.

Karen Kasler

Two Democratic state lawmakers have proposed a plan for universal health-care coverage for Ohio. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports on the longshot “Ohio Health Security Act”.

Statehouse News Bureau

A new report from a nonprofit group that tracks human trafficking says the crime is on the rise here in Ohio and nationally. 

Jo Ingles

Changes in the rules involving preschool funding in Ohio have caught the attention of a state lawmaker.