School districts have spent years preparing to implement the education standards known as Common Core -- which are set to start this coming school year. Now House Republicans are renewing their efforts to repeal the standards. The bill could be on the fast track to the House floor.
Republican Representative Andy Thompson of Marietta has been a vocal critic of the Common Core standards which were developed by a group of state education leaders from around the country.
The public has had its say, now Hamilton County Commissioners must decide whether they'll place a proposal to renovate Music Hall and Union Terminal on the November ballot.
The proposal from the Cultural Facilities Task Force requests a nine-year, quarter cent sales tax to fund renovations and repairs to the two aging buildings. It would bring Hamilton County's sales tax to an even seven percent.
WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the recently concluded National Urban League Conference in Cincinnati; and the two headline speakers - Vice President Joe Biden and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.
There’s one thing you can say for certain about the small-government, libertarian-leaning junior senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul, who (presumably) would like to be the next president of the United States.
He doesn’t shy away from a tough crowd.
Paul did it last year when he made a speech before a somewhat less than receptive crowd at Howard University, the historically black college in Washington, D.C.