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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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Ohio Housing Advocate on Eviction Moratorium: There Never Really Was One

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Housing Advocate on Eviction Moratorium: There Never Really Was One

BY: MARTY SCHLADEN The liberal and moderate wings of the Democratic Party are at odds over President Joe Biden’s decision to allow an eviction moratorium to expire last weekend. The situation reportedly has become so tense, the factions looked headed for a split. By late Tuesday, Biden had announced an order for a continued moratorium in areas […]

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Republican AGs Move to Kill Bump-Stock Bans Amid Anniversary of Mass Shootings

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Republican AGs Move to Kill Bump-Stock Bans Amid Anniversary of Mass Shootings

BY: MARTY SCHLADEN Tuesday and Wednesday were days to mourn gun violence — at least for some — in Ohio and Texas. Consider: At 10:45 a.m. local time on Aug. 3, 2019, a 21-year-old Dallas-area man allegedly walked into an El Paso Walmart and used a semi-automatic rifle to kill 23 and wound 23 others. It […]

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Still No Discipline for Columbus Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed Journalists

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Still No Discipline for Columbus Cop Who Pepper-Sprayed Journalists

By Marty Schladen The union that represents Columbus police is saying one thing but doing another regarding possible misconduct during last summer’s demonstrations. Its leader said there shouldn’t be a rush to judge apparent police wrongdoing, but then the union moved to block the fuller investigation that its leader claimed to want.  Such union obstruction in […]

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Advocates Say Budget Measure Would Undermine State’s Affordable Housing

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Advocates Say Budget Measure Would Undermine State’s Affordable Housing

By Marty Schladen Scores of Ohio business and social service organizations are voicing opposition to a move by Senate President Matt Huffman to raise taxes on housing for the state’s poor. A spokesman for Huffman didn’t respond to a request for comment. But a measure that Huffman placed in the state budget would require county auditors […]

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Ohio to End Unemployment Supplement Due to Discouraged Workers, Experts Say Issue is More Complex

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio to End Unemployment Supplement Due to Discouraged Workers, Experts Say Issue is More Complex

By Marty Schladen Citing fears that a $300-a-week federal unemployment supplement was keeping Ohioans from returning to the workforce, Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday announced that he would end it.  However, the governor was unable to cite any data showing that businesses’ trouble finding workers was due to the supplement and not other dislocations caused by […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

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

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