Stories tagged with: bill

August 21, 2013 - 5:48pm
49 weeks 1 day ago

The Republican senator took a closed tour of Quanex, a manufacturing company that produces energy efficient products, while talking about job creation and a more energy efficient economy.

"I've been particularly interested in coming here to Quanex because of the work they do on energy efficiency," said Sen. Portman (R-OH). "They product material that goes into windows and doors. It makes them work much better for consumers and for businesses in order to save energy, and...

March 30, 2010 - 5:19pm
4 years 17 weeks ago

You soon may not be able to text while driving in the car.

The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill last Wednesday that would make the activity illegal statewide. The bill is now in the Senate for discussion.

A majority of local residents we spoke with seem to have similar opinions about the bill possibly becoming a law.

"I can't say I don't do it because I do. I do it all the time, but you shouldn't be allowed to do it, " says Coshocton resident Rachelle...

February 17, 2010 - 7:33pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

State Representative Troy Balderson is introducing a bill to the state legislature that would essentially add a stipulation to those who are covered under the Medicaid program.

It is asking that the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services gets federal approval to test Medicaid recipients for alcohol and controlled substance abuse, and if they test positive, they are to receive treatment. The bill is asking if these recipients do not seek treatment that they not qualify for Medicaid...

January 13, 2010 - 6:04pm
4 years 28 weeks ago

A local organization is taking a stance on the controversial health care reform bill.

President of the the Zanesville-Muskingum Chamber of Commerce Tom Poorman said while health care is a partisan issue in Washington, D.C., it's purely an economic issue in Zanesville and Muskingum County.

"As a chamber of commerce, we don't really care about the politics of it, we know that exists, but that's not our concern," said Poorman. "Our concern is what the impact...

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