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May 4, 2022 | Primary Election Recap
The Highlights: Trump-backed J.D. Vance emerged victorious in a crowded Republican primary field for U.S. Senate. Vance will face U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan in November. Former Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley won the Democratic primary for governor, while in...
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Feb 16, 2022 | Broadband Access Ohio Formed to Promote High-Speed Internet Across Ohio
A new association established to promote communities' role in broadband access officially launched this morning. Broadband Access Ohio will advocate for access to high-speed, secure internet across the state.   Communities across the state have st...
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Feb 11, 2022 | The Return of Virtual Open Meetings
The virtual public meeting option available last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic will return with the recent passage of Sub HB 51.  The Ohio Open Meetings Act requires public bodies, including Boards of Education, municipalities and other publi...
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Jan 12, 2022 | Ohio Supreme Court Rules State Legislative Districts Unconstitutional
The Ohio Supreme Court struck down the recently adopted state legislative maps in a 4-3 decision announced late this afternoon.  The Court has ordered the Ohio Redistricting Commission to reconvene and adopt new maps.  Given the looming election f...
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Dec 10, 2021 | Ohio Votes to Legalize Sports Betting
Ohio lawmakers have reached an agreement that will legalize sports betting for those 21 and older. House Bill 29, which was passed by the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate on December 8 and is expected to be signed into law by Governor DeWine...
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Nov 19, 2021 | House Passes Build Back Better Act
By: Julianna Moyer & Galen L. Schuerlein Early Friday morning, the U.S. House of Representatives approved President Biden’s sweeping social and climate spending proposal known as the Build Back Better Framework. Key provisions in the approximately...
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Nov 8, 2021 | H.R. 3684: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
On November 5, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a $1.2 trillion infrastructure spending bill that will make historic investments in core infrastructure priorities including roads and bridges, rail, transit, ports, airports, the electric gri...
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Jul 7, 2021 | New Funding, Mandates for K-12 Schools in Ohio’s Operating Budget
Ohio’s FY 22-23 Operating Budget: Overall Policy Implications for K-12 Schools The following document provides an overview of changes to law affecting Ohio’s K-12 schools which are contained in Substitute House Bill 110 (“HB 110”), the State of Oh...
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Mar 24, 2021 | Legislature Limits Governor’s Emergency Powers, Overriding Veto on SB 22
The Statehouse hosted its first veto override votes of 2021 on Wednesday, when the House and Senate gathered to override Governor DeWine’s veto of Senate Bill 22, which amends the powers of the executive branch in an emergency, making virtually all e...
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Mar 11, 2021 | The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
Update: President Biden signed The American Rescue Plan Act on March 11, 2021 On Wednesday afternoon, Congress passed The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a broad, comprehensive policy response to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemi...
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Mar 3, 2021 | Ohio Legislature Drops Multi-Billion Dollar COVID Relief Plan
The Ohio Legislature dropped a multi-billion dollar COVID relief plan on Tuesday afternoon intended to improve public health and provide support to entities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. The $2.15 billion proposal is part of the Stateh...
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Feb 24, 2021 | Federal Government Makes Unexpected Announcement: States Must Administer Statewide Assessments in 2020-2021 School Year
Given the havoc that COVID-19 has wreaked on our educational system, should schools be mandated to administer statewide summative assessments during the 2020-2021 school year?  Nationwide, state legislatures have invited testimony, debated possibl...
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Feb 10, 2021 | Governor Mike DeWine Announces Home Relief Grant Program
On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Governor Mike DeWine announced the Home Relief Grant program. This program includes $100 million to help low-income Ohioans who do not own their own home pay for housing costs, to include rent, mortgage, water, sewer, was...
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Dec 11, 2020 | Ohio Unveils New Data Website as Part of a Transparency Initiative
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted rolled out DataOhio, fulfilling Gov. Mike DeWine’s campaign pledge to provide open, secure access to data to the public, media and policy makers. The technology platform, found at data.ohio.gov, will display datasets, facilitate r...
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Nov 20, 2020 | HB 404 Addresses Virtual Meetings, Virtual Learning, and Excess CARES Funding
Update: Governor Mike DeWine signed HB 404 into law on November 23, 2020 In March, the General Assembly made temporary changes to Ohio’s Open Meetings Act, which governs the practices of public bodies.1  House Bill 197 allowed such bodies (includi...
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Nov 4, 2020 | GOP Expands Statehouse Dominance in 2020 Election
Election Day is now behind us. Though voters had been repeatedly cautioned to be patient, Ohioans need not wonder who will control the Ohio Statehouse come January. Republicans saw resounding victories, picking up seats in both the Ohio Senate and th...
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Oct 14, 2020 | Public Employee Loses First Amendment Retaliation Claim After Publicly Posting a Racial Slur on Facebook That Caused Sufficient Workplace Disruption
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Bennett v. Metro. Gov’t of Nashville, recently addressed the issue of whether a public employee’s use of a racial slur when discussing politics on Facebook is sufficiently protected by the First Amendment to out...
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Sep 16, 2020 | Civil Immunity for Schools, Businesses, and Healthcare Providers Related to Coronavirus
Ohio House Bill 606 (“HB 606”) provides civil immunity to schools, businesses, and healthcare providers that unknowingly spread coronavirus. HB 606 specifies that the definition of person “includes a school, a for-profit or nonprofit entity, a govern...
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May 15, 2020 | Ohio Governor Announces Additional Dates for Reopening
Governor Mike DeWine has announced dates and protocols for the re-opening of several additional sectors of Ohio’s economy. The Governor is facing intense pressure from members of the Ohio General Assembly who want the entire economy opened immediatel...
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May 8, 2020 | Governor Extends Florida State of Emergency
Governor DeSantis issued EO 20-114, which extends the state of emergency in Florida initially established by EO 20-52 and set to expire today, May 8, 2020.  Under Florida Statutes Section 252.36, an executive order is limited to 60 days unless renewe...