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Ohio hires Medicaid prescription drug watchdog

As it makes sweeping reforms to the way it handles managed care for the state's $24 billion Medicaid program, Ohio on Wednesday announced that...

Janitors, security guard ask for minimum wage increase

Tina Callahan typically spends her days cleaning a federal building in Cleveland. She's done this all the way through the pandemic, except when she's...

Conflicting corporate claims at the heart of Ohio’s blockbuster Medicaid suit

Two mega-corporations appear to be claiming they did the same work for Medicaid — Ohio's $24 billion-a-year program that provides health care to the...

Three Ohio energy giants haven’t paid federal income taxes in three...

They're making billions and they've gotten hefty subsidies from ratepayers. Yet three big energy companies doing business in Ohio haven't paid federal income tax since the 2017 Trump tax cuts, according to a new report.

Ohio AG: Clear death penalty roadblocks or get rid of it

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost last week used an annual report to draw attention to the fact that 140 people are languishing on death...

Coronavirus cases in Ohio, neighboring states might be inching back up

After a disastrous January, coronavirus cases in Ohio steadily marched downward. Then in recent weeks, they hit a plateau. Now, even as greater numbers...

Ohio Democrats promote ‘Equal Pay Act’ to close state’s wage gap

Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation seeking to close the wage gap in Ohio and ensure that women earn as much as men in the...

House Agriculture panel probes ‘systemic’ USDA discrimination against Black farmers

WASHINGTON  — The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday heard about how Black farmers have faced decades of racial discrimination in their dealings with the...

Slow progress improving state vaccine website

Millions of additional Ohioans are becoming eligible for a coronavirus vaccine, but the state's website intended to help you find a shot continues not...

Collapsing union pension plans win long-sought help from rescue package

WASHINGTON — Tucked in the Democrats’ massive coronavirus stimulus package was a long-awaited solution for a financial ticking time bomb: private pension funds on...
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