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Ohio Redistricting Commission Announces Public Hearing Dates and Locations

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Redistricting Commission Announces Public Hearing Dates and Locations

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN The Ohio Redistricting Commission announced the schedule for meetings throughout the state where the public will be able to give input on redrawing legislative districts. Public hearings will be in: Cleveland: Aug. 23 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Cleveland State University Student Center, Room SC311 (Ballroom, 3rd Floor), 2121 Euclid Avenue Cleveland. COVID-19 […]

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Student Loan Debt Pause Extension Could Help Many Ohioans

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Student Loan Debt Pause Extension Could Help Many Ohioans

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN With Ohioans carrying millions of dollars in student loan debt, it may come as a relief to many that the U.S. Department of Education announced a “final” extension on pausing student loan repayment. The federal agency said the extension will last until Jan. 31, 2022, which President Joe Biden’s administration said is a “definitive end […]

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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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Yost Joins Other AGs in Attempt to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Yost Joins Other AGs in Attempt to Overturn Roe v. Wade

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined 23 other state attorneys general in a court filing asking the U.S. Supreme Court to return “the question of abortion” back to the states, and overturn Roe v. Wade. The court brief comes as the nation’s highest court considers a challenge to Mississippi’s law banning abortion at […]

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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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Pandemic, Unemployment Impact Women on Many Levels, Say Advocates

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Pandemic, Unemployment Impact Women on Many Levels, Say Advocates

By Susan Tebben The loss of $300 in extra unemployment assistance has hampered recovery from the pandemic for many Ohioans, including women, advocates say. Leah Haenszel was a respiratory therapist before COVID caused her to leave her job to take care of her three kids, something she couldn’t afford to do, even with a full-time job. […]

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Legal, Religious Leaders Come Together in Support of Death Penalty Ban

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Legal, Religious Leaders Come Together in Support of Death Penalty Ban

By Susan Tebben Supporters of a measure to eliminate the death penalty in Ohio include religious and legal leaders, who say the concept is both a waste of the state’s money and time, and unethical. “The death penalty is the most inefficient government program in existence in Ohio today,” said Timothy Young, Ohio’s state public defender. […]

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