Columbus child care worker speaks with Biden about needs of essential workers

A child care worker in Columbus spoke directly to President Joe Biden about the struggles she faces as an essential worker and single mother. Carmen Palmer was one of four...

‘Aisha’s Law’ for domestic violence protections returns to Ohio legislature

Expansions to domestic violence protections have once again returned to the Ohio Statehouse, after passing the House last year but failing to see daylight in the Senate. State Rep. Janine...

Congress must act quickly to help most vulnerable, lay ground for recovery

We live in a nation of plenty: Stocks on Wall Street keep rising in value and Americans produced $20 trillion in goods last year. But many working Ohioans and...

Game-changing one-dose vaccine could be in states’ hands shortly

WASHINGTON — States struggling to provide enough COVID-19 vaccines are likely just a few days away from a pivotal development in the vaccination race: the availability of a shot...

With no waiver of federal testing, legislators still weigh state testing

A bill to pause state testing for another year due to the impact of COVID-19 has been made more complicated by a Biden administration decision made this week. The part...

Benefits rollback bill would cost nearly $20 million in red tape, legislative analysts say

A legislative proposal to restrict eligibility for social safety net programs like food stamps or Medicaid would cost nearly $20 million to implement, according to state policy analysts. The Ohio...

Mailbag: It’s political jockeying season in Ohio

One election cycle you’re proud allies, the next you’re Twitter enemies. That’s politics, 2021 style. Welcome back to another installment of the Ohio Capital Journal Mailbag:  Got a question about...

Nation honored Ohio native John Glenn after his famous flight

John Glenn’s “biggest boosters” in his orbit of the Earth were not on his rocket, one newspaper reporter wrote, but those from his hometown of New Concord. It was 59...

Salary history bans can impact wage gap

Last week, Canal Winchester State Senator Tina Maharath introduced a bill to the Ohio State Senate to prohibit employers from asking about applicants’ salary histories. Applicant salary history has become...

U.S. Senate panel calls on governors, mayor to talk big new infrastructure package

WASHINGTON — Senators who could decide the fate of President Joe Biden’s push for a major new infrastructure package seemed open to his priorities at a hearing Wednesday, particularly...

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