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Ohio Leaders Push to Reestablish Medicaid Work Requirements

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Leaders Push to Reestablish Medicaid Work Requirements

BY: MARTY SCHLADEN Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has cast a skeptical eye on regulations for a group the state refers to as “job creators.” But he and Attorney General Dave Yost are pushing for regulations that will make it more difficult for the poor — including those with jobs — to get health care. DeWine on Thursday announced […]

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Environmental Groups Publicly Objected DeWine-Appointed Regulator Involved in Scandal

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Environmental Groups Publicly Objected DeWine-Appointed Regulator Involved in Scandal

Hostility to renewables was part of the reason BY: MARTY SCHLADEN Late last year, as his administration was plunging deeper into a scandal over a nuclear bailout, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he supported keeping the billion-dollar ratepayer subsidy even though the original deal creating them was part of a $61 million bribery and money-laundering scheme. The […]

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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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The Ohio Budget’s Most Obscure Items

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal The Ohio Budget’s Most Obscure Items

By Tyler Buchanan The new state budget allocates billions of dollars to necessary public services, but you have to flip to page 1,326 to find the part about buying to-go cocktails. Tucked between groundbreaking investments in broadband internet and children’s services, this provision lets Ohioans purchase drinks for “off-premises consumption,” so long as the drink is […]

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Erasure of COVID-19 Health Violations Among Governor’s Vetoes in State Budget

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Erasure of COVID-19 Health Violations Among Governor’s Vetoes in State Budget

By Tyler Buchanan Gov. Mike DeWine signed the $74 billion, two-year state budget into law, keeping in place nearly all of its signature policy positions and spending priorities while once again nixing an effort by Republican lawmakers to counter his administration’s methods of handling the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. The governor also vetoed an attempt by Republican […]

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Vax-a-Million Program Saw Ohio Vaccination Rate Spike, Then Fizzle

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Vax-a-Million Program Saw Ohio Vaccination Rate Spike, Then Fizzle

By Tyler Buchanan When Ohio’s governor announced a first-in-the-nation vaccine sweepstakes, he acknowledged it might seem like a farfetched idea.  “Now I know that some of you now are shaking your head and saying, ‘That Mike DeWine, he’s crazy. This million dollar drawing idea of yours is a waste of money,’” he said during a public […]

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Coronavirus Update: Vax-a-Million Site Launch & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Vax-a-Million Site Launch & More

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — In Columbus, 95 cases of COVID-19 were reported on Thursday, May 20. As of Thursday, 90,281 total cases and 1,079 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Columbus and Worthington. In Franklin County at large, 125 cases were […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION