State of Ohio

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State funding supports housing programs for homeless Ohioans

(Plain Press, February 2018)       Government and nonprofit organizations in Cuyahoga County were recipients of funding from the Ohio Development Services Agency to support shelters for the homeless and help homeless Ohioans find permanent housing. Grants from the Homeless Crisis Response Program are designed to help nonprofit and government agencies operate emergency shelters and quickly move … Continue reading

Cleveland’s poverty rate – how we compare with Cuyahoga County, Ohio and the nation

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, January 2018)          How does the poverty rate in Cleveland compare to the poverty rate in Cuyahoga County, the State of Ohio and the rest of the nation? A City of Cleveland profile, published by The Center for Community Solutions, indicates the percentage of the City of Cleveland’s population living below … Continue reading

ESOP receives Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builder Award

(Plain Press, December 2017)       On October 17th, Bank of America announced the selection of Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP) as a 2017 Neighborhood Builder®. ESOP, a HUD-approved housing and financial counseling nonprofit agency dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership, is being recognized for its work to foster financial stability among Ohio homeowners. Through Neighborhood … Continue reading

Medicaid Expansion:  Your action is urgently needed

(Plain Press, October 2017) Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality (NOBLE) issued a warning “the Fight for Medicaid Expansion is not over.” Reaching out to Plain Press readers the group said, “we need your help to ensure that individuals will continue to have access to affordable health care.” NOBLE said, Speaker of the Ohio House … Continue reading

How Issue 2 is For You

by Ken Frisof MD (Plain Press, October 2017) Most folks have seen TV ads for and against Issue 2. Mostly against it, because Issue 2 – to lower drug prices in Ohio – is opposed by PhRMA, the drug industry lobby, the lobby that has spent more than any other industry over the last 18 … Continue reading

NOBLE urges action on State budget issues

(Plain Press, September 2017)     Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality (NOBLE) urges Ohioans to call state officials to tell them to keep Medicaid expansion in place in Ohio, and to protect transit agencies and county governments from major cuts in revenue. Medicaid Expansion:  Your action is urgently needed TODAY! The Fight for Medicaid Expansion is … Continue reading

Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislative Equality urges action in a State of Ohio Budget alert

(Plain Press, August 2017)   In late July, Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislative Equality (NOBLE) sent out an alert concerning Ohio Governor John Kasich’s veto of items in the two year 2018-2019 State of Ohio Budget passed by the State legislature. In a statement released to members, NOBLE explained the unusual number of times that … Continue reading

Community Forum on Education offers input to State of Ohio Educational Plan

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2017)      At a May 22nd Community Forum on Education held at Max Hayes High School, over thirty educators, parents and community members from throughout Greater Cleveland had an opportunity to offer their input on the State of Ohio’s educational policy. The forum, hosted by Ohio State Board of Education … Continue reading

Health coverage in jeopardy for 100’s of thousands of Ohioans

by Larry Bresler (Plain Press, June 2017)      There has been much publicity about the fight to retain the Affordable Care Act commonly known as Obama Care including Medicaid Expansion. However, the state budget in Ohio currently being determined, is also reviewing Medicaid Expansion and there is a battle to pass it with without cutting people … Continue reading

Ohio House budget proposal makes some improvements, but still underinvests

by Zach Schiller (Plain Press, May 2017)  On April 25th, the Republican majority of the Ohio House of Representatives announced its proposal for the next two-year state budget. Despite some improvements, the new House plan remains an underinvestment budget that provides inadequate resources for Ohio’s needs. NEWS ANALYSIS The proposal includes some welcome additional support for … Continue reading