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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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Public Education Coalition Plans to Attack EdChoice Vouchers in New Lawsuit

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Public Education Coalition Plans to Attack EdChoice Vouchers in New Lawsuit

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN The education coalition behind the case that successfully argued Ohio’s public school system was unconstitutional says they’ll head back to the courts to eliminate the EdChoice private school voucher system. Bill Phillis, executive director for the Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding, said the approval of the fair school funding […]

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Ohio Dems Introduce Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Dems Introduce Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Two Democrats plan to bring up the legalization of recreational marijuana, while also trying to cancel out past criminal convictions related to marijuana. State Reps. Casey Weinstein, D-Hudson, and Terrence Upchurch, D-Cleveland, introduced a new bill to decriminalize marijuana, along with creating a marijuana excise tax, commerce and licensing in the industry and […]

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104 People Accused of Voting, Registering Illegally in Ohio Could Face Prosecution

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal 104 People Accused of Voting, Registering Illegally in Ohio Could Face Prosecution

BY: TYLER BUCHANAN  More than 100 non-citizens could face penalties for having cast ballots or being illegally registered to vote during the 2020 election cycle, but it may take years to fully investigate and prosecute them. Secretary of State Frank LaRose recently announced plans to refer 104 cases of non-citizens being illegally registered to vote and […]

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650K Lead Pipes Still Carry Water In Ohio; 2nd Most in US, Report Says

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal 650K Lead Pipes Still Carry Water In Ohio; 2nd Most in US, Report Says

By Jake Zuckerman As many as 650,000 lead pipes statewide deliver water to Ohioans, according to a report released last week by the Natural Resources Defense Council. This makes Ohio the second-worst state in the nation as measured by the estimated number of lead pipes (technically known as lead-containing service lines) in the water system, behind […]

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Fatal Overdoses Leapt 22% in Ohio Last Year, According to New Data

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Fatal Overdoses Leapt 22% in Ohio Last Year, According to New Data

By Jake Zuckerman At least 5,215 Ohioans fatally overdosed on drugs last year according to new government data, a nearly 22% increase over 2019 numbers. The data, released Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics, shows the Ohio uptick was more modest than the national rate. More than 93,000 Americans fatally overdosed in 2020, a staggering […]

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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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