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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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Redistricting Commission Could Vote on Map Thursday

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Redistricting Commission Could Vote on Map Thursday

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN The Ohio Redistricting Commission could vote on a map in one of two meetings happening today at the Ohio Statehouse. The commission scheduled one meeting at 10 a.m. in the Finan Hearing Room, and another for 2 p.m. in the same room. On the agenda, the ORC said it “will meet to hear […]

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Ohio Colleges get Grant Funding for Security Improvements, Sexual Violence Initiative

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Colleges get Grant Funding for Security Improvements, Sexual Violence Initiative

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Through recently announced grant funding and boosts from the Ohio Controlling Board, higher education across the state will be able to conduct security improvement projects, and continue an initiative regarding sexual violence on campuses. The controlling board approved several funding requests for state colleges and universities, but they also approved a request from […]

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Ohio Attorney General Joins National Lawsuit to Overturn LGBTQ Protections

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Attorney General Joins National Lawsuit to Overturn LGBTQ Protections

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Joining 19 other state attorneys general, Ohio’s Dave Yost has jumped in on a lawsuit demanding that sexual orientation and gender identity not be included in discrimination protections. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, argues “administrative agencies,” in this case the Biden administration, don’t have the […]

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Signatures Being Gathered to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Signatures Being Gathered to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in Ohio

BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN A state board gave the green light for organizers to begin gathering tens of thousands of signatures to inch closer to legalizing the sale of marijuana for recreational use in Ohio. Should they gather the roughly 133,000 signatures needed, the so-called “Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol” organizers would give their proposal to the Ohio […]

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Ohio Redistricting Commission Continues Mapping Process

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Redistricting Commission Continues Mapping Process

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission ended their week in Mansfield as constituents continued to give input on legislative district map-drawing, and share their thoughts on the process. Throughout the week of two-a-day meetings, starting in Cleveland and winding through the state to Youngstown, Dayton, Cincinnati, Zanesville, Rio Grande, Lima, Toledo, Akron and Mansfield, commission members […]

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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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