A Republican provision to require out-of-state college students to obtain Ohio driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations if they want to vote in the state is being denounced by minority legislative Democrats as a “poll tax.”
This week, Wisconsin kicked off a series of hearings on Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget, which would slash about $300 million from the University of Wisconsin system over two years, funnel hundreds of millions to build a pro-basketball stadium, and cut deeply from funds for health care, food stamps and public media.
Next week Kenton County commissioners intend to vote on a countywide ban on private-sector "agency shop" agreements between unions and employers.
Rob Lierenz is the first member of his family to attend college. The Kent State University senior plans to graduate in December with degrees in political science and economics. He'll also leave KSU with "at least $30,000 worth of debt," he told an audience near the Statehouse Wednesday.
Gov. John Kasich is threatening to “take an ax” to state funding of Ohio’s public universities and colleges if they fail to cut costs and make tuition more affordable.
Gov. Scott Walker and aides scrambled Thursday to respond to revelations that his administration had insisted to University of Wisconsin officials on scrapping the Wisconsin Idea, the guiding principle for the state's universities for more than a century.