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Ohio House Expels Householder Nearly a Year After Racketeering Indictment

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio House Expels Householder Nearly a Year After Racketeering Indictment

By Jake Zuckerman The Ohio House voted Wednesday to expel Larry Householder, arrested on charges of public corruption nearly one year ago, from the chamber his Republican — and even some Democratic — colleagues thrice elected him to control. The expulsion could mark the end of Householder’s decades-long political career, which has included a previous tenure […]

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Senate Committee Eyes Vote to Protect Natural Gas from Cities’ Bans

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Senate Committee Eyes Vote to Protect Natural Gas from Cities’ Bans

By Jake Zuckerman An Ohio Senate committee could vote out legislation Tuesday that would shield the natural gas industry from the potential of cities seeking to crack down on fossil fuel emissions.  If passed, House Bill 201 would block any city or county from issuing any law or zoning code that “limits, prohibits, or prevents” people and businesses […]

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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 Lawmakers’ Budget Priorities Not Quite on Target, Advocates Say

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Lawmakers’ Budget Priorities Not Quite on Target, Advocates Say

By Tyler Buchanan The money invested in a state budget should be fully reflective of the state’s values, public advocates say in arguing the current proposals considered by Ohio lawmakers have a long way to go in reaching that goal. The comprehensive, two-year budget is being negotiated inside the Ohio Statehouse and includes billions of dollars […]

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Child Care Leaders ‘Outraged’ at Ohio Senate’s Removal of Quality System in Budget Proposal

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Child Care Leaders ‘Outraged’ at Ohio Senate’s Removal of Quality System in Budget Proposal

By Susan Tebben The removal of the Step Up to Quality child care standards system as proposed in the Ohio Senate’s version of the budget was not only against the wishes of some child care leaders, but also came without any warning. “It was calculated,” said Dawn Blalock, co-owner of the Little Miracles Early Development Center. […]

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Educators Favor House School Funding Overhaul Over Senate Version

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Educators Favor House School Funding Overhaul Over Senate Version

By Susan Tebben Officials representing Ohio’s teachers say the Senate’s new version of the public school funding overhaul leaves much to be desired, unlike the House version it would replace. “It is a matter of political will and it’s a matter of priorities, and prioritizing public education just doesn’t seem to be where the Senate is […]

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House Republicans Pitch First Responder Bonuses, Health Care Workers Not Included

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal House Republicans Pitch First Responder Bonuses, Health Care Workers Not Included

By Jake Zuckerman Ohio House Republicans announced Wednesday a proposal pay $1,000 bonuses to police, firefighters, and EMS workers. Relief dollars from the American Rescue Plan, President Joe Biden’s signature COVID-19 economic relief package, would pay for the checks. The plan at large would cost about $83 million, the sponsors said. Rep. Craig Riedel, R-Defiance, said […]

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