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Federal funding for low-income families stayed in state coffers amid pandemic

BY: - April 12, 2021

State records show as the state went through a pandemic and many Ohio families lost their jobs, the state’s balance in federal and state funding meant for assistance to low-income families continued to grow. Ohio receives $725.6 million yearly from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families […]

Report: Ohio among states choosing child care funding with fewer regulations

BY: - March 31, 2021

Update: This story includes comments from Governor Mike DeWine’s Office, provided Wednesday morning. A new report showed Ohio was one of many states in the nation choosing more flexible funding for their child care and assistance programs, rather than child care funding with federally-regulated rules on health and safety. A recent Bipartisan Policy Center study […]

COMMENTARY

Some ideas for Gov. DeWine on how to help struggling Ohioans

BY: - September 4, 2020

In his Aug. 25 news conference Gov. Mike DeWine outlined some good work the state is initiating to expand COVID-19 testing in underserved communities — presumably including neighborhoods of Black and Latinx Ohioans and people with low incomes. He indicated he’s open to ideas about how to help all Ohioans — no matter where they […]