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COVID-19 ‘Worker Protection Act’ Introduced in Ohio House

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal COVID-19 ‘Worker Protection Act’ Introduced in Ohio House

By Tyler Buchanan Two Democratic lawmakers say Ohioans should not have to choose between their lives and their livelihoods. To that end, they have introduced a bill seeking to protect cautious workers from losing their unemployment benefits as more and more Ohio businesses begin to reopen.  State Reps. David Leland, D-Columbus, and Lisa Sobecki, D-Toledo, are […]

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Anti-Prevailing Wage Legislation Introduced by House Republicans

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Anti-Prevailing Wage Legislation Introduced by House Republicans

By Tyler Buchanan Amid a flurry of other legislative activity, two Republican state representatives introduced a bill last week to repeal prevailing wage in Ohio. State reps. Ron Hood of Ashville and Bill Dean of Xenia introduced House Bill 663 on Tuesday, May 19, four months after first pitching the bill to colleagues in January.  Eight Republicans join […]

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Contact Tracing in Ohio: What You Need to Know

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Contact Tracing in Ohio: What You Need to Know

By Tyler Buchanan The reopening of Ohio means more people are out in public, and the state’s department of health wants to keep those infected by COVID-19 away from others. To do that, the Ohio Department of Health is carrying out a “contact tracing” program. The goal is to identify those with the virus as well as […]

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Poll Shows Coronavirus is a Partisan Topic for Ohioans

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Poll Shows Coronavirus is a Partisan Topic for Ohioans

By Tyler Buchanan There is widespread support for the job Gov. Mike DeWine has done in handling COVID-19. And that’s pretty much where the agreement ends. Ohio citizens are otherwise divided on a number of subjects related to the coronavirus, and the breakdown falls primarily between party lines. Democrats and Republicans have vastly different views about […]

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Voting Advocates Push for a Less Confusing Fall Election

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Voting Advocates Push for a Less Confusing Fall Election

By Tyler Buchanan Ohio’s lengthy, unpredictable primary election finally concluded last week.  Now the fight is on to determine how the November general election will proceed. That will be an election with a presidential race and other hot ticket items on the ballot, leading to a much larger turnout compared to the election held primarily through […]

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GOP Lawmaker Plans Bill to Revoke Powers Used by DeWine Administration

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal GOP Lawmaker Plans Bill to Revoke Powers Used by DeWine Administration

By Tyler Buchanan A Republican state lawmaker is proposing legislation that would reopen Ohio “without delay” and revoke the authority used by the DeWine administration in responding to COVID-19. State Rep. John Becker, R-Union Twp., is wasting no time in preparing for the Ohio House of Representatives to get back to work on Monday. Becker sent […]

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Recovery Task Force Speakers Downplay COVID-19, Play Up Conspiracy Theories

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Recovery Task Force Speakers Downplay COVID-19, Play Up Conspiracy Theories

By Tyler Buchanan Conspiracy theories, general downplaying of the seriousness of COVID-19, and allegations the governor shuttered the state economy with bad intent.  The Republican chairman of the Economic Recovery Task Force allowed all of this during Monday’s meeting. But there was one thing State Rep. Paul Zeltwanger, R-Mason, would not stand for — any effort to push […]

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