Without supporting data, Ohio to end federal unemployment supplement

Citing fears that a $300-a-week federal unemployment supplement was keeping Ohioans from returning to the workforce, Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday announced that he would end it.  However, the governor...

Advocates: Increases in infant health, reductions in youth prisons should be budget priorities

Advocates are looking to the Ohio Senate to prioritize child welfare issues, such as infant health, child care and reducing youth incarceration as they work toward passage of the...

The return of work requirements: The GOP gets its Herbert Hoover on

Having tired of the culture wars, state and national Republicans have returned to the familiar and comforting battlefield of the class wars, using last week’s disappointing jobs numbers as...

CDC: You can ditch the mask in most places, indoors and out, if fully vaccinated

WASHINGTON — Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to wear a mask in most situations, indoors and outdoors, federal health officials said in an updated set of recommendations Thursday that...

DeWine’s removal of Ohio health orders comes amid legislative pressure

Since passing a bill in March to give themselves power to rescind public health orders, Republican lawmakers in Ohio have been counting the days until that power went into...

State Senate mulls repeal of $700m bailout to coal plants in Ohio, Indiana

An Ohio Senate committee is considering the repeal of an estimated $700 million ratepayer-funded bailout extended to two coal-fired power plants in legislation now at the center of a...

Second state report card bill hears mixed response

A second state report card bill going through the Ohio Senate has received contrasting opinions to a similar bill going through the House, namely because of it keeping a...

Senators deadlock on major U.S. elections bill in committee vote

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Tuesday tackled a massive voting reforms bill in committee in a heated daylong debate. But the final vote on the bill by the Senate Rules...

CDC advisory panel signs off on Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids 12 to 15

WASHINGTON — A federal advisory panel is recommending that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine be administered to adolescents between 12 and 15 years old, making it the first shot available to those...

U.S. parents pay nearly double the ‘affordable’ cost for child care and preschool

By Joya Misra, University of Massachusetts Amherst President Joe Biden wants to make child care more affordable across the U.S. Under his American Families Plan, proposed in April 2021, the federal...

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