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Ohio SNAP Benefits Expansion Now Offers Grocery Deliveries

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio SNAP Benefits Expansion Now Offers Grocery Deliveries

By Tyler Buchanan Low-income Ohioans now have another option for using their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase groceries to be delivered to their homes. A new partnership between InstaCart and Aldi allows those living near one of the discount supermarkets to buy groceries online using their EBT card.  Aldi joins two other major […]

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Ohio Minimum Wage Will Rise to $8.80 Per Hour This Year

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Minimum Wage Will Rise to $8.80 Per Hour This Year

By Tyler Buchanan The Ohio minimum wage will rise by 10 cents to $8.80 per hour in 2021. That will be the wage for non-tipped employees. Tipped workers will earn $4.35 per hour plus tips in 2021. Ohio workers under the age of 16 will make the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25 per hour. Ohio’s […]

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Local Democratic Lawmaker Files Lawsuit Against Own Party

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Local Democratic Lawmaker Files Lawsuit Against Own Party

By Tyler Buchanan An Ohio Democratic state lawmaker is suing her party’s leadership in federal court over a dispute related to her membership within the House Democratic Caucus. State Rep. Bernadine Kennedy Kent, D-Columbus, filed the lawsuit against the caucus as well as its current and former leaders. The lawsuit seeks damages and for Kennedy Kent […]

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Republican Lawmaker Files Articles of Impeachment Against DeWine for COVID-19 Response

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Republican Lawmaker Files Articles of Impeachment Against DeWine for COVID-19 Response

By Tyler Buchanan When state Rep. John Becker’s summer plan to impeach Gov. Mike DeWine received quick endorsements from three legislative colleagues, he hoped the momentum would snowball throughout the end of 2020. That did not happen. In social media posts and Statehouse speeches, Republican lawmakers have criticized the governor’s handling of COVID-19. They’ve complained about […]

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Business Fairness Act Passes Ohio House to Prevent Future COVID-19 Shutdowns

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Business Fairness Act Passes Ohio House to Prevent Future COVID-19 Shutdowns

By Tyler Buchanan ‘All businesses are essential,’ lawmaker says A bill seeking to prevent any future COVID-19 business shutdowns as part of a pandemic response took a major step Wednesday toward reaching Gov. Mike DeWine’s desk. House Bill 621, nicknamed the Business Fairness Act, passed the Ohio House of Representatives with bipartisan support and now awaits […]

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Political Tug-of-War Over COVID-19 Response Continues

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Political Tug-of-War Over COVID-19 Response Continues

By Tyler Buchanan & Jake Zuckerman Ohio has reached another crossroads in the battle against COVID-19.  Gov. Mike DeWine is once again caught in the middle as the state repeatedly sets new records for virus cases and hospitalizations. After months of a decentralized approach and emphasis on personal responsibility, DeWine now says Ohio faces “a monumental crisis.” […]

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2020 Election Signals Victory for a Gerrymandered Ohio Congressional Map

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal 2020 Election Signals Victory for a Gerrymandered Ohio Congressional Map

By Tyler Buchanan Democrat Shannon Freshour’s campaign against U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, began with a viral announcement and she stayed in the spotlight for the year to follow.  Republican Christina Hagan, running against U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Niles, got an endorsement tweet from Donald Trump. The president even shared Hagan’s campaign donation page to his […]

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