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  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Amazon has selected Ohio as a major Midwest hub for its cloud computing operations, a decision the governor hailed Friday as a victory for the high-tech future of a state whose legacy was built on heavy manufacturing. "This is something that will send a message to our young people that, you want to think, you want to live in the future, you want to...

  • John Kasich on Friday rescinded a pair of directives issued by his predecessor that allowed independent home health care and child care workers under contract with the state to unionize, arguing the key union benefit of health insurance coverage is now widely available elsewhere. Ted Strickland, a Democrat— one in 2007 for home health care workers, another in...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— The status of the nation's first privately-owned state prison is up for debate in Ohio as litigation brought on behalf of union workers displaced by the historic sale is argued before the state's high court. John Kasich and the GOP- controlled state Legislature passed a biennial budget bill authorizing the sale of Lake Erie Correctional...

  • WASHINGTON, May 15- When Republican Stefanie Linares ran for office in the deeply Democratic city of Chicago last year, she knew that her hard work wasn't likely to end in victory. The 31- year-old Hispanic lawyer lost her bid for the Illinois state Senate by a whopping margin. The Republican party fielded eight state legislature candidates in Chicago last year,...

  • Manufacturing in Ohio seeing slow, steady growth Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 5:42 PM ET

    While manufacturing alone no longer dominates the state's economy, its fortunes still rise and fall with the health of the state's industries.

  • Obamacare drives wedge between GOP governors Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 10:47 AM ET
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

    As Republicans draw up plans to use the troubled health care law against Democrats in elections next year, Obamacare is dividing Republican governors. The NYT reports.

  • Who's living large in Michigan? The governor. Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 1:57 PM ET

    Twenty-two U.S. governors make over $140,500 a year, and they've been investing in some impressive digs. Click ahead to take a peek at the homes of some top-paid governors.

  • Ohio's economic picture offers political dilemma Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    John Kasich warned Wednesday of an economic slowdown happening in the swing state ahead the presidential election, even as Huntington bank announced it is bringing 250 jobs to Ohio.

  • Economic upturn, auto bailout lift Dems in Midwest Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 4:27 PM ET

    Scott Walker spent months and millions of dollars on ads in the divisive recall election telling Wisconsin voters that the state is on the economic upswing _ a strong dose of good news that even Mitt Romney backers acknowledge helps the incumbent, President Barack Obama.

  • Critics want Ohio watchdog's 'Coingate' report Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 8:40 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Ohio's state watchdog hasn't yet released an investigative report on the investment scandal that engulfed Ohio in 2005 _ and critics want to know why.

  • Building on momentum, Romney renews push for Ohio Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    AKRON, Ohio-- Republican Mitt Romney is making a fresh bid for Ohio voters, trying to use post-debate momentum to make up ground in a state that has been a mainstay of GOP presidential candidates and could help President Barack Obama hold onto the White House. We're going to do it here in Ohio. "

  • In Ohio, Mandel's Senate bid faces Dems' scrutiny Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:03 PM ET

    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio-- Josh Mandel, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, declines to take a stand on the 2009 bailout of the auto industry and reserves judgment on vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's plans for Medicare.

  • Ohio jobs-agency boss leaving for private sector Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 9:52 AM ET

    John Kasich for a dollar to help jump-start Ohio's job-creation efforts is leaving his state management job and returning to the private sector. Mark Kvamme will resign as president and interim chief investment officer of JobsOhio effective Nov. 1, board Chairman Jim Boland announced Tuesday.

  • Cash-strapped states weigh tax policy on drilling Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 12:01 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio-- For decades, one tiny county in the rolling hills of Ohio's rural reaches was a depressed farm community saddled with double-digit unemployment. Now, Carroll County boasts more active oil and gas wells than any other in the state, and the tax dollars are flowing right along with the crude and natural gas.

  • Ohio Wages Fierce Fight on Collective Bargaining Sunday, 16 Oct 2011 | 12:28 PM ET
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    "I didn’t cause the economic and financial problems caused by Wall Street, but now public employees like me have to suffer the consequences," one labor leader says. The New York Times reports.