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Ohio Voting Rights Groups take Issue with Primary Postponement

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Voting Rights Groups take Issue with Primary Postponement

By Tyler Buchanan Days after the Ohio Primary Election was postponed, it is still unclear how (or when) voting will proceed. Despite that, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is not waiting on the courts or the legislature to decide. LaRose has announced a new June 2 voting date on his official government website.  Not only that, […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals Lack of Safety Net for Ohio Workers

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals Lack of Safety Net for Ohio Workers

By Joree Novotny According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3 in 10 American workers cannot take time off when they’re sick without losing wages or even their jobs. That number is much higher for workers in sectors like food service (4 in 5) and personal care/home health (3 in 4). Even fewer can take paid […]

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Map: Ohio Polling Locations Affected by Coronavirus

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Map: Ohio Polling Locations Affected by Coronavirus

By Tyler Buchanan Many Ohioans have been assigned a new polling location for the March 17 primary election, and voters are urged to use the state’s search tool to determine their correct polling place. The change to nearly 150 polling locations is due to recent coronavirus concerns. The locations are within nursing homes, and Secretary of […]

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Legislation Introduced to Make Charter Schools Accountable

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Legislation Introduced to Make Charter Schools Accountable

By Susan Tebben Two House members have come together with a bill looking to make charter schools more accountable to taxpayers. The “Community (Charter) School Operator Accountability Act” aims to take for-profit charter schools and require them to become nonprofits, and make records of their spending subject to public scrutiny and audit.  “By removing that profit […]

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Children Without Health Insurance on the Rise in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Children Without Health Insurance on the Rise in Ohio

By Jake Zuckerman The rate of young children in Ohio without health insurance is surging. Health care professionals attribute the rise in children under six years old without coverage to a hot economy shrinking Medicaid rolls to technical errors in an already complex Medicaid system.  Whatever the case, the trend reverses years of steady decline in […]

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Telemedicine Abortion Ban Passes in Ohio Senate

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Telemedicine Abortion Ban Passes in Ohio Senate

By Susan Tebben A bill to ban the use of telemedicine for abortion-related services has passed the Ohio Senate, moving on to House consideration. Senate Bill 260 specifically deals with the combination drug Mifeprex, which is used in medication abortions. The bill passed 20 to 9, with two Republicans, Sen. Stephanie Kunze, R-Hilliard, and Sen. Nathan […]

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2020 Democratic Nomination Arrives in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal 2020 Democratic Nomination Arrives in Ohio

By Tyler Buchanan With two frontrunners remaining, the Democratic presidential primary is at last turning its attention to Ohio. Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have announced plans to campaign in Ohio on Tuesday. Both candidates will host events in Cleveland, with Biden also making a stop in Columbus.  Six states vote on Tuesday, with the most […]

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