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Senate Republican Pushes Bill to Protect Businesses from Coronavirus Lawsuits

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Senate Republican Pushes Bill to Protect Businesses from Coronavirus Lawsuits

By Jake Zuckerman A ranking Senate Republican is pushing legislation he says will block almost all lawsuits against businesses or health care providers as they relate to COVID-19. Senate Majority Leader Matt Huffman, R-Lima, pitched Senate Bill 308 to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. He said the bill would offer a shield for businesses against […]

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Hundreds of Millions in Budget Cuts to Hit K-12, Higher Ed

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Hundreds of Millions in Budget Cuts to Hit K-12, Higher Ed

By Susan Tebben The education parts of the $775 million in budget cuts Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has announced will cover everything from line items at school districts, to an across the board cut to the state share of instruction in higher education. During a press call on Wednesday, Kimberly Murnieks, director of the state’s Office […]

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Voting Advocates Push for a Less Confusing Fall Election

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Voting Advocates Push for a Less Confusing Fall Election

By Tyler Buchanan Ohio’s lengthy, unpredictable primary election finally concluded last week.  Now the fight is on to determine how the November general election will proceed. That will be an election with a presidential race and other hot ticket items on the ballot, leading to a much larger turnout compared to the election held primarily through […]

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Local Courts Receive Technology Grants for Ongoing Remote Proceedings

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Local Courts Receive Technology Grants for Ongoing Remote Proceedings

By Susan Tebben The Ohio Supreme Court is releasing millions of dollars in “remote technology grants” for courts as they continue to navigate the judicial system amid coronavirus prevention. Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor said the $6 million would be distributed to 277 courts in almost all Ohio counties. The money comes as courts are adapting to […]

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Ohio Falling Short on COVID-19 Testing

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Falling Short on COVID-19 Testing

By Jake Zuckerman Despite what Gov. Mike DeWine describes as capacity increases, the raw number of Ohioans being tested for COVID-19 per day has failed to ascend to scale to bring the scope of Ohio’s outbreak into full view. State data shows less than 5,000 Ohioans per day on average in the last week have been […]

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GOP Lawmaker Plans Bill to Revoke Powers Used by DeWine Administration

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal GOP Lawmaker Plans Bill to Revoke Powers Used by DeWine Administration

By Tyler Buchanan A Republican state lawmaker is proposing legislation that would reopen Ohio “without delay” and revoke the authority used by the DeWine administration in responding to COVID-19. State Rep. John Becker, R-Union Twp., is wasting no time in preparing for the Ohio House of Representatives to get back to work on Monday. Becker sent […]

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Abortion Clinics Win Injunction on Coronavirus Health Order

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Abortion Clinics Win Injunction on Coronavirus Health Order

By Susan Tebben Just as the state began the process of opening up health care facilities, health clinics in the state prevailed on their ability to continue surgical abortions under a coronavirus health order. After a temporary restraining order was issued keeping the state from taking legal action against Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and other clinics that […]

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