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President Biden campaigns in Columbus, Ohio

What would Ohio get out of the Build Back Better Act?

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — With the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passing a few days ago, backers of President Biden’s Build Back Better ACT have hit the ground to promote the $1.75 trillion element of the Democrats’ economic agenda. And they say it has a lot that can help Ohioans. While the infrastructure bill… Read More

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WATCH: Raising Children For A Second Time, ‘Grandfamilies’ Struggle During The Pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — More and more older adults are raising kids for the second time around because of illness, incarceration, addiction, or any number of reasons. And since the start of the pandemic, almost 40 percent of “grandfamilies” say they struggle to pay for housing, and a third have trouble accessing food. Stephanie Sy… Read More

Karen Lampe, Dayton area child care operator

Child Care Operators Say Ohio Needs to Reopen Centers Now

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DAYTON, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — As retail stores throughout Ohio reopen after closing under state order for the coronavirus pandemic, some employees are scrambling to find a way to work without having reliable child care available. Dayton area child care provider Karen Lampe says the state needs to allow facilities like hers to open so parents… Read More

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

ODJFS Implements Emergency Child Care Measures During COVID-19 Pandemic

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio will be issuing temporary pandemic child care licenses in an effort to increase access to child care during the coronavirus pandemic. Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Director Kim Hall announced the emergency action Tuesday she claimed would provide child care to families where parents work in the health, safety,… Read More