Sherrod Brown

Richard Cordray
WIKIMEDIA

Reporters hoping for clues on whether Richard Cordray will be running for Ohio governor next year got no satisfaction from a conference call today that included the former attorney general and current head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But it wasn't for lack of trying.

The weekly conference call began – as it always does -- with Sen. Sherrod Brown introducing his guest and the topic – and reporters often going completely off that topic.

Senator Sherrod Brown
Tim Rudell / WKSU

Ohio’s Sherrod Brown and fellow Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand of New York are introducing a bill in the U.S. Senate aimed at blunting sharp rises in drug prices. 

JUSTIN HERDMAN
JONES DAY

President Trump’s nomination of a Cleveland attorney to be the next U.S. Attorney for Northern Ohio is winning bipartisan praise.  

Justin Herdman had been an assistant under both Republican and Democratic U.S. attorneys in the Northern Ohio office and was nominated by Ohio’s Democratic and Republican senators.

Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio
TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Hundreds of kids 9-to-13 will be going to work in area factories, mills and machine shops in coming weeks.  The sixth year of Summer Manufacturing Camps in Ohio has begun.

The day-camps are collaborations of schools, community groups and businesses. They take students to manufacturing operations to see if manufacturing careers could be for them.

Photo of Senators Rob Porman (left) and Sherrod Brown (right).
Karen Kasler / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Ohio’s U.S. senators have introduced a bipartisan bill they say will help combat the opioid-abuse problems in the Buckeye State. 

Republican Sen. Rob Portman and Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown say their bill would raise the cap on beds covered by Medicaid at residential treatment facilities from 16 to 40. Brown says that means more Ohioans who need treatment for drug addiction can get it.

“We think that will help immensely. It will more than double the number of people who can be treated, in-patient, with beds.”

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