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Proponents Speak on Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Proponents Speak on Racism as a Public Health Crisis

This article was originally published on Thursday, June 25, 2020. By Susan Tebben Sarina Herman’s mom was dying. It wasn’t just from the cancer she had, but from the chemo being used to treat it, and the language barrier her health care providers couldn’t surpass. “There have been times where they had to push her to […]

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Legislature Considers Reducing Amount of Training to Arm Teachers

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Legislature Considers Reducing Amount of Training to Arm Teachers

By Susan Tebben A piece of legislation that would reduce the amount of training needed to arm teachers in schools has a long history of similar attempts and varied interpretations of Ohio law. Senate Bill 317 is currently sitting in the Government Oversight and Reform committee, the chair of which, state Sen. Bill Coley, is the […]

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Taxpayers to Foot Bill for Ohio National Guard Response

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Taxpayers to Foot Bill for Ohio National Guard Response

By Tyler Buchanan Gov. DeWine had deployed Ohio National Guard to Cleveland, Columbus, D.C. Taxpayers will foot the multi-million dollar bill for the Ohio National Guard’s response to recent protests in Cleveland and Columbus. The total cost as approved by the Ohio Controlling Board on Monday comes to $3.2 million for the deployments beginning on May 30.  Gov. […]

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Large Support for Ohio Senate Declaration on Racism as Public Health Crisis

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Large Support for Ohio Senate Declaration on Racism as Public Health Crisis

By Susan Tebben A state Senate committee heard hours of testimony Tuesday supporting the declaration of racism as a public health crisis. Cosponsors Sen. Sandra Williams, D-Cleveland; and Sen. Hearcel Craig, D-Columbus, said declaring the public health crisis is a necessary first step in turning back the laws and policies that have pushed down people of […]

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House Considers Controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bill

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal House Considers Controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bill

By Jake Zuckerman Legalized lynching. Citizens’ license to kill. Codification of black men’s deaths.   These were just a few of the characterizations people offered to the Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee of a “stand your ground” proposal that lawmakers reviewed Tuesday. Starting in the afternoon and continuing well into the evening, a steady stream of citizens […]

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House Dems Release Potential Legislation Targeting Police Brutality

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal House Dems Release Potential Legislation Targeting Police Brutality

By Susan Tebben As supporters await a hearing on an Ohio House measure to declare racism a public health crisis Tuesday, Democrats released potential legislation targeted at police brutality. The legislation is still being considered, but could include a move to demilitarize the police by prohibiting state police departments from using the federal 1099 program to […]

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Legislators Ask US Congress Counterparts for Increased Public School Funding

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Legislators Ask US Congress Counterparts for Increased Public School Funding

By Susan Tebben The members of the Democratic caucus of the Ohio Legislature are calling on their U.S. Congress counterparts to bring more funding to the state’s public school systems. In a letter sent this week to the Ohio Congressional Delegation, the state legislators asked that U.S. representatives and senators push for education funding in the […]

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