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The Rev. William Barber to Ohio politicians: Refocus policy to address...

A prominent civil rights leader and anti-poverty advocate said Friday Ohio legislators need to be focused on passing bills against racism, and refocusing their...

Trump moves to extend unemployment benefits, suspend payroll taxes after talks...

President Donald Trump on Saturday circumvented Congress and took action into his own hands, after weeks of unsuccessful negotiations over another coronavirus relief package...

‘Crime rings’ targeting federal unemployment, hurting jobless workers in need

“Sophisticated crime rings” are filing fraudulent claims targeting Ohio’s coronavirus pandemic relief programs and pocketing millions of dollars in benefits, according to the state’s...

Republican senator presses reluctant GOP leadership for billions in state, local...

WASHINGTON – GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy is making a strong push to rescue ailing state and local governments in a fifth coronavirus relief bill —...

Records: Ohio Medicaid leaders showed little enthusiasm to support coronavirus testing...

The Ohio Department of Medicaid is struggling to implement a system to reimburse community pharmacists to test millions of the state's poorest people for...

As lawmakers squabble over unemployment, jobless workers face a big hit

Congress is continuing to squabble over whether to extend a federal supplement to unemployment insurance and if they do, by how much. But as they...

U.S. House passes package to rescue child care industry

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House stepped in Wednesday to try to rescue the nation’s child care system from collapse under the weight of the...

Southeast Ohio spells out critical needs for funding

Southeast Ohio is a place known for being rural, independent, and unafraid to ask for what it needs.  The COVID-19 crisis hasn’t changed that, especially...

Senate Republicans pursue benefits pay cut for jobless; adjourn without action

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders slammed Republicans Friday for leaving in the lurch millions of jobless Americans who are relying on enhanced unemployment benefits to...

Portman pans $600 unemployment benefit but not ready to let it...

WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman is departing from the Trump administration and other members of his party on extending unemployment insurance, a...
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