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  • October 01, 2010

    — by Alex Hoyt
    The Conversation: As Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) put it, the American middle class is trying to make sense of a world in which they are working harder, earning less, and find themselves increasingly burdened by credit card debt and their children's tuition. Moderated by Atlantic editor Scott Stossel, the group discussed the severity of the crisis... Read More
  • September 30, 2010

    — by Dylan Tussel
    Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown emphasized the need to keep college graduates in Ohio on a conference call with university media Wednesday. "One of the missions I have as a senator … is, you know, how we make our state more livable, more attractive, more open to people your age so when you graduate, you stay," Brown said, noting that a large... Read More
  • September 28, 2010

    — by Dan Gearino
    A big plan is now bigger. Coda Automotive's proposed battery plant in Columbus could employ more than 2,000 workers, the company has told Gov. Ted Strickland, but it will take time. That's double the number that has been widely reported since May, when the automaker announced its intentions to open the local plant. The higher projection would not... Read More
  • September 28, 2010

    The year began with lawmakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists buzzing about the potential for climate and energy legislation on Capitol Hill. Put a comprehensive strategy in place, and the investment dollars would begin to flow, Americans positioned to compete more effectively with the Chinese, Indians and others to develop the... Read More
  • September 28, 2010

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate is unlikely to vote on legislation to pressure China to raise the value of its currency until after the November 2 congressional elections, a Democratic senator said on Tuesday. Senator Sherrod Brown told reporters he saw strong bipartisan support for currency legislation the House of Representatives is to vote on... Read More
  • September 28, 2010

    When the government bailed out General Motors, there were some promising vehicles in the planning stages. Among them is the new Chevrolet Cruze. abc27 News traveled to Lordstown, Ohio to see Cruze production and learn why the small sedan is important for jobs in the midstate. With a base price around $17,000, it may be the car that saves General... Read More
  • September 21, 2010

    — by Richard Payerchin
    LORAIN - CSX Corp. needs to clean up its act when it comes to crumbling railroad bridges, Sen. Sherrod Brown said. Citing debris falling from Lorain's 28th Street underpass, Brown yesterday wrote to CSX Chief Executive Officer Michael Ward. He encouraged swift action to ensure falling concrete, wood and screws don't harm pedestrians or the drivers... Read More
  • September 20, 2010

    — by John Nolan
    Ohio's congressional delegation has counter-punched in a dustup over whether intelligence jobs should be transferred from a center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to a similar facility in Alabama. Ohio's two senators and its House members signed a letter Friday to Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Burgess, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, urging... Read More
  • September 19, 2010

    Sen. Sherrod Brown attended President Barack Obama's Export Council meeting at the White House last week, praising Obama's goal of doubling exports in five years even as the Ohio Democrat called for tougher enforcement of trade laws and a crackdown on China's manipulation of its currency. Brown is one of three Senate Democrats on the White House... Read More
  • September 16, 2010

    U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) travelled to a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Energy by driving a new, battery-powered vehicle electrified through technology made in Blue Ash. "Ohio is at the forefront of the progress being made in the auto industry. The 21st century auto industry is making impressive gains, implementing new, clean energy... Read More
  • September 16, 2010

    — by Jonathan Riskind and Dan Gearino
    WASHINGTON - Gov. Ted Strickland and Sen. Sherrod Brown were in full campaign mode yesterday, but it was federal officials who they were trying to win over rather than Ohio voters. The Ohio Democrats lobbied Energy Secretary Steven Chu for federal support of two projects in central and southern Ohio: a proposed Coda Automotive battery factory in... Read More
  • September 15, 2010

    WASHINGTON -- There is "no better poster child" for the havoc China's trade policies and market distortions have caused than the pipe and tube industry, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Tuesday. Brown, D-Ohio, testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission, Brown, and called on the panel to support enforcement of trade rules on imports of... Read More
  • September 15, 2010

    — by Jack Torry
    WASHINGTON - In a meeting Wednesday on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown once again urged Veterans Affairs Administration Eric Shinseki to place the collection of the department's records in Dayton. Although Brown said he was encouraged by his talk with Shinseki, the Ohio Democrat said the administration has not yet decided which city will... Read More
  • September 13, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    There's been a lot of talk about a "jobless economic recovery." Wall Street banks and our largest financial institutions are back in the black - thanks to the help of taxpayers - but are sitting on huge cash reserves. Meanwhile, small businesses - which create nearly two-thirds of new jobs in our country - are struggling to get the credit they need... Read More
  • September 01, 2010

    DOVER (AP) -- Members of Congress say they've received assurances from the IRS that Ohio war veterans won't be taxed on their new state bonuses. Ohio last week began accepting applications for veterans bonuses for service anywhere in the world during the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Eligible veterans may receive up to $1,000, with up to... Read More
  • September 01, 2010

    — by Sen. Sherrod Brown
    It has been nearly two years since taxpayers had to step in and help stabilize our nation's largest financial institutions. While these Wall Street banks are back in the black, it's an entirely different story for businesses on Main Street. Small businesses, such as your local plumbing company, child care center or beauty salon, create nearly... Read More
  • August 26, 2010

    Chillicothe was Ohio's first state capitol. In the 1800s, it was a haven for commerce and agriculture. Chillicothe's historic Majestic Theatre was built in the 1900s. In the 2000s, we're seeing disturbing trends that include prescription drug abuse and fraud. We cannot let this happen. Throughout our communities, we are seeing a disturbing increase... Read More
  • August 25, 2010

    — by Marc Kovac
    COLUMBUS -- Ohio will receive $400 million in education grants over the next four years as part of a federal initiative aimed at improving schools. One district in Holmes County and one district in Wayne County will benefit. West Holmes Local School is slated to receive just more than $424,300 and Southeast District is looking at about $538,900. In... Read More
  • August 25, 2010

    — by Thomas Gnau
    SPRINGBORO - Give companies in emerging arenas time to grow. Allow firms to move to different banks more easily. And never give up on worker training. That was some of the advice Sen. Sherrod Brown heard this morning, Aug. 25, from a manufacturer fighting for a foothold in its own emerging field, Renegade Materials Corp. To read the rest of this... Read More
  • August 25, 2010

    — by Marc Kovac
    COLUMBUS -- Ohio will receive $400 million in education grants over the next four years as part of a federal initiative aimed at improving schools. One district in Holmes County and one district in Wayne County will benefit. West Holmes Local School is slated to receive just more than $424,300 and Southeast District is looking at about $538,900. In... Read More