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Judge Orders ODJFS To Review All Denials For Unemployment In 21 Days

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has 21 days to decide appeals from people who were denied federal pandemic unemployment assistance, according to a ruling from a Franklin County judge. This could have a big impact on the backlog of 150,000 appeals at ODJFS. William Hummel filed the… Read More

Nearly $20 Billion In Tax Credits In DeWine’s Budget Likely To Stay

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There aren’t any tax cuts in Gov. Mike DeWine’s first budget. Lawmakers may change that when they introduce their version of it soon. But they probably won’t change the $19.2 billion in tax credits and loopholes in it. Wendy Patton with the left-leaning Policy Matters Ohio said tax credits and exemptions have grown nearly 18 percent over the… Read More

Bill To Change How Insurers Deny Treatments Till Others Are Tried Moves Forward

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The bill doesn’t ban so-called “step therapy”, but would allow for exemptions such as if medication causes an allergy or if the patient has already tried the treatment and it didn’t work. Senators have unanimously passed a bipartisan bill that would make changes in the process by which insurance companies deny treatments and drugs until… Read More

Voters cast their ballots on Election Day in McArthur, Ohio.

Results In 2018 Vote Showed “Tribal” Tendencies In Ohio To Some Experts

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There were some surprises buried in the results of the 2018 election, many of them for Democrats, who lost the five big statewide executive offices. But they weren’t surprising to some consultants who have worked with both major political parties in Ohio. And they could be disappointing to non-partisans. Ohio’s 3rd state Senate district has… Read More

Former HHS Secretary Sued Over ACA Blasts DeWine In Continuing Debate Over Pre-Existing Conditions

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The head of the federal agency that put the Affordable Care Act into effect in 2010 spent the day in her home state of Ohio. It’s part of an effort by Democrats to target Republicans such as gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine, who filed suit against the law which requires health insurance coverage for people with… Read More