Economic Justice

DeWine won’t commit to putting consumer advocate on utility commission

Last week, as he rejected a list of four possible nominees to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine said he might...

Ohio to boost rapid, at-home coronavirus testing

As Ohio struggles with a painfully limited supply of coronavirus vaccine, it is spending $50 million on rapid, at-home tests in order to quickly...

Vaccine still distant for most Ohioans

The first round of coronavirus vaccinations for the highest-priority Ohioans is wrapping up.  But with supplies static and millions more in line behind them, as...

Ohio’s vaccine rollout continues to hit speed bumps

Ohio's vaccine rollout continues to hit speed bumps

Biden rolls out $1.9 trillion emergency package to battle pandemic and...

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is calling on Congress to approve a sweeping package for economic and pandemic relief with a price tag twice...

Help is on the way, but hunger still confronts a vast...

When Congress passed a $900 million covid-relief package just before Christmas, it contained good news for legions of desperate Americans. But one of Ohio's...

Investigation of $460M in FirstEnergy charges back on, but why was...

The Public Utility Commission of Ohio has restarted an audit of $465 million that Akron-based FirstEnergy collected from ratepayers in 2017 and 2018, supposedly...

Year in Review: Our top Ohio feature stories of 2020

There was no shortage of breaking news in 2020, from the governor’s coronavirus press conferences to the late-night lame duck sessions at the Ohio...

Ohio’s minimum wage to rise by 10 cents per hour in...

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...

Just before Christmas, Columbus evictions proceed despite safety questions

It might be Christmas, but the cruelties of the coronavirus refuse to abate. In addition to all its other horrors, large numbers of central...
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