Dave Yost

COMMENTARY

We the People must demand appropriate accountability over FirstEnergy Corp scandal

BY: - November 23, 2022

President Abraham Lincoln warned about the growing power of corporate entities in 1864 when he prophetically stated: Though the election results were disappointing in hoping that a newly-composed state legislature might seek appropriate accountability of FirstEnergy Corporation over the bribery scandal to pass House Bill (HB) 6, there are other tracks that can and must […]

Bad Blood: Ohio AG evaluating if he can investigate Ticketmaster for Taylor Swift ticketing mess

BY: - November 22, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is evaluating whether he has the legal ability […]

Tax-funded care provider in Ohio makes political donations — in Nevada

BY: - November 7, 2022

Medicaid managed-care provider Centene has already gotten in trouble in Ohio. Then on Friday came the news that its tax-funded Ohio subsidiary has been making political contributions 2,200 miles away in Nevada. Kaiser Health News reported that Centene’s Buckeye Health Plan and many other of its state-level Medicaid subsidiaries have each made $10,000 donations to […]

Doctors call on DeWine to answer questions about abortion laws

BY: - November 2, 2022

Days after Gov. Mike DeWine said the medical community will be consulted as Ohio considers future abortion legislation, a group of more than 1,400 doctors implored him to answer questions about a law he’s already signed. The Ohio medical community has said that to date, DeWine and Republican lawmakers have shown little interest in what […]

Ohio AG Yost rejects proposal to let Ohio voters decide on raising minimum wage to $15 an hour

BY: - October 21, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. Attorney General Dave Yost has rejected a petition to let voters decide if the […]

Centene agrees to pay Massachusetts $14 million over Medicaid prescription claims

BY: and - October 3, 2022

Massachusetts has become the latest state to settle with health insurance giant Centene Corp. over allegations that it overbilled the state’s Medicaid program for pharmacy services. St. Louis-based Centene, the nation’s largest Medicaid managed-care insurer, will pay $14.2 million, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Before the Massachusetts agreement, Centene had settled with Ohio, […]

COMMENTARY

The disgusting cruelty of Ohio’s extremist abortion ban is intolerable

BY: - September 8, 2022

They were warned. Ohio Republican lawmakers and Gov. Mike DeWine were warned time and again that their abortion ban was cruel and would lead to heartbreaking situations of unimaginable pain and anguish for many people. They were warned that their abortion ban set a stage of legal nightmares for doctors and personal nightmares for patients. […]

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Anti-abortion extremist who helped impose gerrymandered maps rewarded by Ohio Gov. DeWine

BY: - July 26, 2022

Anti-abortion leader Mike Gonidakis has made quite a name for himself in Ohio Republican circles. The Ohio Right to Life president has strengthened the GOP’s gerrymandered hold on state politics. In return, the party has given Gonidakis enormous power over state abortion policy and state physicians who run afoul of draconian statutes regulating health care […]

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Ohio AG’s refusal to guide doctors facing felony criminal charges is a massive failure of duty

BY: - July 21, 2022

When Ohio Republicans created law putting health care professionals under the threat of felony criminal charges for providing abortion care, they made no exceptions for rape or incest, including in cases of children who’ve been sexually assaulted. Republican Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost rushed to court on June 24, just after Roe v Wade was […]

Rokita targets Indiana abortion doctor

BY: - July 14, 2022

Newly-released documents reveal a 10-year-old Ohio rape victim received an abortion in Indianapolis on June 30. The doctor who performed the procedure appears to have notified state officials within Indiana’s statutory timeframe, according to records obtained by the Indiana Capital Chronicle. Attorney General Todd Rokita on Thursday asked Gov. Eric Holcomb to have state agencies […]

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Ohio Republicans’ attempted erasure of a 10-year-old rape victim is incredibly sick and disturbed

BY: - July 13, 2022

The first and most important thing to recognize right now is that a heinous, violent crime was committed on a 10-year-old Ohio child, and thankfully justice has now found the alleged perpetrator. A Columbus man was indicted Wednesday in a case that made national and international headlines about a 10-year-old girl who had to travel […]

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10-year-old rape victim apparently not among Ohio Gov. DeWine’s ‘most vulnerable’ needing protection

BY: - July 8, 2022

Gov. Mike DeWine spends a lot of time jawing about his concern for protecting the “most vulnerable” Ohioans whenever he signs a draconian law attacking the bodily autonomy of others. But as we learned according to reporting from the Indianapolis Star this week, a 10-year-old Ohio rape victim was forced to travel to Indiana for […]