Air National Guardsman: Don’t leave military families out of paid leave conversation

As a veteran and current member of the Air National Guard, my unit and I can be activated to respond to natural, man-made, or terrorist initiated Chemical, Biological, Radiological,...

Brown pushes DeWine on kinship care, national poll shows caregivers could be major voting bloc

As a movement crosses the country promoting paid family leave expansion, a national poll found that caregivers could be a major voting bloc in the next election, and a...

New safety program allows Ohioans to inform police of communication disabilities

The program allowing Ohioans to identify as having a communication disability, for the purpose of informing law enforcement, is now in place. Residents with a diagnosed communications disability can voluntarily...

Paid family and medical leave would help families, boost economy

Family is the backbone of our country. It’s important for people to be able to care for their family when it matters most — at birth, when a personal...
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‘What year is this?’ Ohio congresswomen aim to stamp out hair-based discrimination

WASHINGTON — About a year ago, a New Jersey teen was forced to cut his dreadlocks in order to participate in a high school wrestling match.  The wrestler, Andrew Johnson,...

Sen. Sherrod Brown says of GOP colleagues: ‘They think the president lies too much’

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans are largely united in their public defense of President Donald Trump as his impeachment trial proceeds in the U.S. Senate.  But that’s not the reality behind...

Bipartisan proposal would cut prescription costs, lawmakers say

State Reps. Thomas E. West, D-Canton, and Susan Manchester, R-Waynesfield, unveiled legislation last week they say would cut out-of-pocket prescription costs for patients. Patients with chronic, complex conditions such as...

‘It’s a reincarnation of Dred Scott:’ Ohio lawmakers mull forcing cities to cooperate with ICE

Ohio House Republicans resumed a push Thursday to force local law enforcement to cooperate with federal authorities seeking to deport illegal immigrants. Should local governments fail to comply with requests...
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Bipartisan Ohio bill seeks to raise age to own firearms to 21

A bill with bipartisan sponsorship making its way through the Ohio legislature aims to raise the age for gun ownership from 18 to 21. Senate Bill 182 would also increase...

National report finds Ohio lagging in traffic safety laws

As Ohio looks at more potential distracted driving legislation, a new study says the state needs to do more to help protect drivers.  The policy alliance Advocates for Highway &...

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