The Center Square was launched in May 2019 to fulfill the need for high-quality statehouse and statewide news across the United States. The focus of our work is state- and local-level government and economic reporting. A taxpayer sensibility distinguishes our work from other coverage of state and local issues.
A proposed law would expand protections for whistleblowers who report or refuse to participate in illegal activity in public and private organizations throughout Ohio. House Bill 238 expands both Ohio’s Whistleblower Protection Law for private
Ohio lawmakers are mulling a proposal to expand a program that allows the state to pay contractors only for successful services. Senate Bill 122 would allow the state treasurer to work with state agencies to
State senators debating the biennial budget could soon consider proposals to increase funding for direct service professionals, food banks and public schools throughout the state. Earlier this month, the Ohio House voted 85-9 to approve
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) wants to return $1.5 billion to Ohio employers this year in the wake of strong returns on the agency’s investments. The plan includes money for public employers – including
Legalizing wagering on college and professional sports in Ohio could bring into the open an existing industry, not to mention additional revenue for the state’s coffers. House Bill 194 would grant the Ohio Lottery Commission
Ohio lawmakers are weighing whether to ban towing companies from employing so-called spotters, a measure its sponsor says is necessary to protect Ohioans from excessive towing. A spotter reports illegally parked vehicles that should be
Gov. Tom Wolf gave several of his top staff members double-digit pay increases following his November re-election. Wolf’s office defended the increases as necessary to bring government pay in line with their private sector counterparts.