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Ohio House Expected to Vote on Vax Mandate Ban Passed by Health Committee

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio House Expected to Vote on Vax Mandate Ban Passed by Health Committee

BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN Republicans on the Ohio House Health Committee passed legislation Tuesday banning some COVID-19 vaccine mandates, teeing up fast-tracked passage from the full chamber on Wednesday. The legislation, unveiled minutes before the committee met, is a significantly narrowed approach when compared to some of the other six pieces of proposed legislation targeting vaccine mandates. […]

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Ohio Democrats Push for Legislation After Judge Dismisses Strauss Lawsuits

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Democrats Push for Legislation After Judge Dismisses Strauss Lawsuits

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Days after lawsuits against a former OSU team doctor were dismissed because of the statute of limitations, Democratic state representatives want action to extend time and help to sexual assault survivors. A federal judge didn’t dispute the facts of the case in which Dr. Richard Strauss was accused of sexually assaulting hundreds of student athletes, […]

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Hundreds Demonstrate Outside Ohio Statehouse as Anti-Vaccine Attitudes Thrive at Committee Hearing

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Hundreds Demonstrate Outside Ohio Statehouse as Anti-Vaccine Attitudes Thrive at Committee Hearing

BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN One day after the Ohio House Speaker announced a “pause” on a sweeping anti-vaccination bill, the House Health Committee spent five hours Tuesday fielding testimony laden with medical claims about vaccines that are diametrically opposed to guidance from state and federal health officials. While the hearing, the bill’s sixth, was ostensibly about legislation, […]

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DeWine Signs Bill Temporarily Banning School COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal DeWine Signs Bill Temporarily Banning School COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

By Jake Zuckerman Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed legislation Wednesday that could block schools from mandating vaccination against COVID-19 for the fall. In the dying moments of the final legislative session before a summer recess, lawmakers tacked the vaccine provision as an amendment onto an unrelated bill regarding educational opportunities for military children. The amendment: Forbids public K-12 schools and […]

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Ohio Lawmakers Send Bill Blocking School COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates to Governor

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Lawmakers Send Bill Blocking School COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates to Governor

By Jake Zuckerman After midnight on the last legislative day before summer break, Republican lawmakers passed legislation blocking public schools and colleges from mandating vaccination against COVID-19. The bill, if signed into law, would prohibit public schools and colleges from requiring vaccines that are available under emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. All […]

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Ohio Bill Proposes $1,000 Tax Credit for Family Caregivers

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Bill Proposes $1,000 Tax Credit for Family Caregivers

By Jake Zuckerman Two lawmakers proposed legislation last Tuesday that could grant a $1,000 tax credit to reimburse expenses for Ohioans acting as caregivers for family members. Speaking to the House Ways and Means committee, Democratic state Reps. Allison Russo and Janine Boyd pitched their bill, which would allow these caregivers to claim a credit for […]

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