Lawmakers send governor bill to deregulate construction over ephemeral streams

BY: - April 7, 2022

The Ohio General Assembly passed legislation Wednesday that relaxes regulations around the development of ephemeral streams, which flow only by way of rain and snowmelt. There are more than 36,000 miles of ephemeral streams in Ohio, according to legislative testimony from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. They channel water into larger streams and can filter […]

Ohio could soon pass bill to deregulate development of ephemeral water streams

BY: - April 1, 2022

The Ohio legislature could soon pass a bill deregulating the development of “ephemeral streams” — natural flows of water that form after rain and snowmelt. Ohio has an estimated 115,000 miles of primary headwater streams, according to legislative testimony from Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Laurie Stevenson, referring to the brooks and ravines that are […]

Bill would combine state test, change third grade reading guarantee

BY: - April 22, 2021

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Ohio House seeks to reduce the number of end-of-course tests, make ACT/SAT tests voluntary and take the pressure off the third grade reading guarantee. The cosponsors of the bill — state Rep. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville, and state Rep. Erica Crawley, D-Columbus — said they hope to study the […]

Bill would make ACT voluntary, put costs on school districts

BY: - March 25, 2021

A bill presented Wednesday removes the state mandate that all Ohio high school juniors take the ACT, making it a voluntary test, and also lays the cost of the ACT test on school districts, rather than the state. State Reps. Jon Cross and Don Jones brought the bill to the House Primary and Secondary Committee, […]