Currently, there are two major lawsuits pending in Ohio challenging an aspect of the state’s ban on same sex marriages.
In the first case, now headed to the Court of Appeals, a married same sex couple wants the surviving spouse listed on a death certificate. In another case, filed this week, four couples seek to list both same sex parents on their children’s birth certificates.
The theory of both cases is that Ohio does not have to allow same sex marriages, but must recognize valid same ...
Later this week, the White House is set to unveil the first update to FDA-approved nutrition labels in more than two decades. Politico reports that First Lady Michelle Obama will announce the changes on Thursday, as part of her larger focus on encouraging healthy habits and tackling childhood obesity.
At the beginning of this year, the Food and Drug Administration indicated that updating nutrition labels would be a top priority for the agency in 2014. But officials didn’t confirm a timeline for rolling out the new requirements.
The move has the potential to ...
CLEVELAND, OH – Today, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced new restrictive early in person voting hours for the 2014 primary and general elections, nearly eliminating all of the evening and Sunday hours that served voters and elections officials so well in past elections. The only weekend early voting hours will be from 8:00 a.m.-noon on the Saturday before Election Day in the primary election and 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the two Saturdays before the Election Day in the general election. The ...
Yesterday Governor John Kasich spoke about his commitment to support new investments for Ohioans living in poverty in his state of the state address.
The Governor’s support for Ohio’s foodbanks, summer meal programs for low-income children, and his work to expand Medicaid coverage in Ohio should be applauded. But many of the same Ohioans that can now access health care through Medicaid are losing access to the last line of defense against hunger and poverty, the SNAP or food stamp program, thanks to state policy decisions.
Contact: Gavin DeVore Leonard, 513.266.1508 cell
One Ohio Now Response to State of the State Address
In response to this evening’s State of the State address, the following quotes can be attributed to Gavin DeVore Leonard, State Director of One Ohio Now – a statewide coalition of 96 health and human service, labor, and advocacy organizations:
“The Governor knows great public services like Medicaid make our communities stronger, and that we need revenue to pay for those services. But, his biggest policy proposal announcement – lowering the top ...
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ProgressOhio’s Response to Governor Kasich’s State of the State Address
The following statement is released by Brian Rothenberg, Executive Director, ProgressOhio and can be used as a whole or in part:
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February, 25, 2014
CONTACT: Brian Rothenberg, ProgressOhio
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State of the State Statement Round-up ProgressOhio Releases a Packet of State of the State Response Statements from Various Organizations Statewide.
(COLUMBUS, OH)- It is not surprising that following Governor Kasich’s State of the State address, many groups felt the need to respond on what they view is the current state of the state of Ohio.
Ohio governor honors imprisoned Cleveland women
The three women who survived a decade-long captivity in a Cleveland house before being freed received Gov. John Kasich’s annual courage awards on Monday night.
Arguments set in suit over Ohio village’s cameras
A southwest Ohio judge plans to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging a village’s use of speeding cameras.
Poll: Ohioans split down middle on gay marriage
A new poll finds that Ohioans are closely split when it comes to gay marriage.
Toledo leads state in arson fires
The following text of Gov. John Kasich’s State of the State speech delivered in Medina, Ohio, on February 24, 2014, was provided by the governor’s office:
Thank you Mr. President and Mr. Speaker. Thank you members of the General Assembly, members of my Cabinet, the people of Medina and, of course, my wife Karen Kasich and my daughters, Emma and Reese. Thank you for being here tonight.
Medina is the hometown of Speaker Batchelder. This is his final year in the Legislature and Keith and I are ...