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Major abortion case heads to U.S. Supreme Court this week

BY: - March 4, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a high-profile abortion case that’s rooted in Louisiana but could have major implications in states around the country. The case, June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, centers on a Louisiana law that requires any physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a […]

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What Ohio can do to fight coronavirus

BY: - March 4, 2020

Last week, Nancy Messonnier, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, released a statement on coronavirus’s likely spread to the United States, saying that “It’s not a question of ‘if,’ but rather a question of ‘when’ and how many people in this country will have severe […]

Affordable health care, toxic drinking water, JobsOhio, and local banks

BY: - March 3, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: Affordable health care. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear another Republican case attempting to […]

Republicans slice voter registration referendum into four parts

BY: - March 3, 2020

Ohio Republicans sliced apart a proposed constitutional amendment that would have made it easier to vote in Ohio. By dissecting the “Secure and Fair Elections Amendment” into four separate ballot proposals instead of one cohesive sweep, the Ohio Ballot Board effectively increased the required number of valid signatures four-fold from about 443,000 to nearly 1.8 […]

Proposed term limit amendment clears another hurdle

BY: - March 3, 2020

A proposed constitutional amendment that would institute new term limits on Ohio legislators has cleared another hurdle toward getting it on this year’s General Election ballot.  The latest victory for term limit advocates came Monday morning despite opposition from Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof.  What the term limit amendment does The proposed “Lifetime General Assembly […]

EdChoice stalls, decision due in less than a month

BY: - March 3, 2020

The EdChoice decision needed in less than a month seems to have stalled, and legislators are still not in agreement as to what the solution is. About a week ago, the conference committee deliberating on House Bill 9 adjourned to take time to “get their minds unwarped,” as committee chair state Rep. Don Jones, R-Freeport, […]

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Ohio House plan a better option for the future of vouchers

BY: - March 3, 2020

Less than a month before deadline, Ohio’s school voucher stalemate seems to be ongoing, with no evidence that either side will budge. The legislature has until April 1 to agree on a plan for the private school voucher program, after it pushed back the EdChoice application deadline date from Feb. 1.  In our reporting today, Senate President […]

Cummings honored with first U.S. Capitol room named for black lawmaker

BY: - March 3, 2020

WASHINGTON — The House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s hearing room in the Rayburn Office Building has been renamed the Elijah E. Cummings Room in honor of the late Baltimore congressman. Cummings’ family, friends, former colleagues and staff packed the hearing room Thursday for a dedication ceremony. It is the first time that a room […]

At CPAC, Jordan decries socialism and ‘coup’ against Trump

BY: - March 2, 2020

An hour after a bearded man named Grizzly Joe opened the day’s proceedings with the Pledge of Allegiance, Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan took the stage at CPAC to decry socialism and an alleged coup against the president. Jordan, a Republican from Urbana who represents a swath of northern Ohio, was a featured guest at the […]

Trump EPA chief to Congress: Cut my funding

BY: - March 2, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler wants Congress to deeply cut funding for his own agency in the next fiscal year. The Trump administration this month asked Congress to slash the EPA’s annual budget by about $2.4 billion for fiscal 2021— that’s a 26% cut from the funding the agency received […]

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4 ways to protect yourself from disinformation

BY: - March 2, 2020

You might have fallen for someone’s attempt to disinform you about current events. But it’s not your fault. Even the most well-intentioned news consumers can find today’s avalanche of political information difficult to navigate. With so much news available, many people consume media in an automatic, unconscious state – similar to knowing you drove home […]

Dems berate Betsy DeVos at heated Capitol Hill hearing

BY: - March 2, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats tore into the Trump administration’s annual budget request for the Department of Education at a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday. The administration’s proposal to slash the department’s budget in the next fiscal year is dead on arrival and amounts to an effort to privatize public education, they said. The target of […]