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Ohio Congressional Maps Get First Public Scrutiny

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Congressional Maps Get First Public Scrutiny

Procedural timing also under fire from Ohioans BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Because of the warp-speed introduction of GOP congressional redistricting maps in House and Senate committees, Thursday’s public testimony was mostly harsh criticism of procedure, though the day wasn’t without specific map criticisms. Dissection of the maps introduced Wednesday were similar to those given during the legislative redistricting process, and […]

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Child Tax Credit Provides Needed Stability Amid Pandemic Recovery, Analysis Finds

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Child Tax Credit Provides Needed Stability Amid Pandemic Recovery, Analysis Finds

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN An analysis by an Ohio-based think tank says the expanded child tax credit has given life to families who were already struggling before the pandemic began, but sank further amid job losses and increased child care needs. The child tax credit was expanded temporarily in March as part of the federal American Rescue Plan, raising […]

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ECOT Must Repay State After Latest Court Challenge

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal ECOT Must Repay State After Latest Court Challenge

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow has lost yet another court challenge, with the Ohio Supreme Court concluding they must repay the more than $60 million the state is owed from the now-defunct private online charter school. The state’s highest court upheld a decision by the Ohio State Board of Education that said ECOT had falsified […]

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Congressional Maps Proposed as Process Heads back to Ohio Redistricting Commission

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Congressional Maps Proposed as Process Heads back to Ohio Redistricting Commission

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN With the state legislature missing the Sept. 30 deadline to approve congressional maps, the state redistricting commission now has a month to propose, agree to and approve new district lines for Ohio’s U.S. representatives in Congress. The commission starts out with two proposals already submitted, one from Ohio Senate Democrats and one from […]

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Abortion ‘Trigger’ Bill Enters Senate Committee

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Abortion ‘Trigger’ Bill Enters Senate Committee

This article was originally published on Sept. 30, 2021. BY: SUSAN TEBBEN A bill hinging on the downfall of federal abortion rights came into a Senate committee Wednesday with the support of its two Republican sponsors. Senate Bill 123 is a “trigger” bill that would allow the state to ban abortion with a change in the U.S. Constitution […]

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Ohio Democrats Push for Legislation After Judge Dismisses Strauss Lawsuits

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Democrats Push for Legislation After Judge Dismisses Strauss Lawsuits

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Days after lawsuits against a former OSU team doctor were dismissed because of the statute of limitations, Democratic state representatives want action to extend time and help to sexual assault survivors. A federal judge didn’t dispute the facts of the case in which Dr. Richard Strauss was accused of sexually assaulting hundreds of student athletes, […]

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ACLU Lawsuit Accuses Ohio Redistricting Commission of Violating Constitution

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal ACLU Lawsuit Accuses Ohio Redistricting Commission of Violating Constitution

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN The ACLU has filed an expected lawsuit disputing the partisan legislative redistricting maps passed earlier this month by the Ohio Redistricting Commission. The Ohio and national chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union, along with law firm Covington & Burling, LLP, announced the lawsuit Thursday afternoon, accusing the Republican majority of “disrespecting the […]

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