With the mid-term elections behind us, national political attention is now turned to the presidential election in 2016. But what takes place on the state and local level over the next year arguably has more of an affect on the day to day lives of people and businesses.
The debate over charter schools in Ohio has heated up, and several schools and the organizations that run them are currently under investigation. Proponents of charter schools point to them as an option for parents seeking schools that best suit their children. Critics say the schools siphon funding from local public school districts and that many produce poorer academic results than traditional public schools.
As the Ohio Legislature argues over a new 2-year budget plan, some Ohioans are claiming the state's financial shortage can be traced to some people and companies not paying their fair share of taxes. Statehouse News Correspondent Bill Cohen reports: