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Jan Resseger’s blog offers analysis of educational legislation and policy developments

Jan Resseger’s blog offers analysis of educational legislation and policy developments (Plain Press, April 2019)    For those interested in working on improving public education in Ohio, Jan Resseger’s blog at janresseger.wordpress.com is a valuable resource. Resseger is a retired staff member of the United Church of Christ where she once in charge of advocacy … Continue reading

Medicaid expansion recipients in danger of losing coverage

Medicaid expansion recipients in danger of losing coverage (Plain Press, April 2019)    Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality (NOBLE) urges action on Ohio Senate bills that would undermine Medicaid expansion. In late April of 2018, The Ohio Department of Medicaid submitted a request to the federal government to create work requirements for those covered … Continue reading

Cleveland Municipal Court partners with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to help people get driving privileges back

Cleveland Municipal Court partners with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to help people get driving privileges back (Plain Press, April 2019)In an effort to engage the local community on a change in Ohio law that could affect thousands of people with vehicle license suspensions, Cleveland Municipal Court has created a special hotline and website to … Continue reading

Ohio Immigrant Alliance responds to Report on FY18 Deportation “Statistics” by saying “We Are Deeply Disgusted and Utterly Ashamed”

by Lynn Tramonte (January 2019, Plain Press)           The Federal government just put out its deportation “statistics” report for Fiscal Year 2018 ( Link: http://bit.ly/Deport18) , but let’s be clear: this report is not about statistics, it’s about people. Each “statistic” corresponds to a living, breathing human being, with a job, a home, and loved ones who grieve … Continue reading

Three Near West Side buildings awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits

(January 2019, Plain Press)           On Wednesday December 12th, the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded $36,057,985 in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits for the rehabilitation of 28 historic buildings. Ten of those historic buildings were in the Northeast Region and of those ten, three are in the area served by the Plain Press. The awards will … Continue reading

Medicaid Works conference examines Medicaid Expansion’s first four years

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2018)     In an effort to educate the public about Medicaid expansion in Ohio and its benefits, and to convince the next governor of Ohio to continue participation in the program, Governor John Kasich’s administration is holding meetings throughout the State to present findings from a recent study showing the … Continue reading

September 2018 Issue of the Plain Press – PDF

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County Medical Examiner shares thoughts on how to intervene to prevent more overdoses

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, July 2018)           It is a topic Doctor Thomas Gilson is passionate about. It shows in every presentation he gives. Yet, people in his county, young and old, are still dying. The numbers are still rising. He wonders as many others do in law enforcement-what else can they do to stop … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District puts facilities plan on hold

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2018)           The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has placed the last two segments (Segments Eight and Nine) of its Master Facilities Plan on hold while it tries to resolve a dispute with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) over how much the state will contribute to adjusting for the … Continue reading

Poor People’s Campaign marches on statehouse in Columbus as part of a national campaign

(Plain Press, June 2018)    Poor people, clergy and advocates on behalf of the Poor People’s Campaign have marched on the Ohio Capital for three consecutive weeks, in a non-violent fashion, to demand that state officials address the needs of the poor in Ohio. The first Ohio protest, which took place on May 14, approximately 100 … Continue reading

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