Dispatch Politics: 1 million Ohioans to lose health coverage under Obamacare replacement

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The Columbus Dispatch
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Employee cleared, but state agency improperly awarded contract
A state investigation cleared an Ohio Department of Administrative Services administrator of misconduct in the awarding of a state contract.However, the agency violated its own requirements in granting the information-technology contract to a New York City company, according to a report by the office of Inspector General Randall J. Meyer.The investigation began two years ago this month when the agency reported that Carolyn Chavanne, who retired last month as a contract […]
1 million Ohioans to lose health coverage under Obamacare replacement
WASHINGTON — The House Republican plan to replace Obamacare would reduce deficits by $119 billion but increase the number of Americans without health insurance by 23 million over the next decade, concluded a report released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.About 1 million Ohioans would lose health coverage — 700,000 from the Medicaid expansion and an estimated 293,000 now on private health-care exchanges, the office of Sen. Sherrod Brown […]
Ohio House passes bill ensuring legality of fantasy sports
Ohioans drafting Cleveland Browns quarterback Cody Kessler to lead their fantasy football teams can have their judgment questioned, but they wouldn’t have to fear having violated state law under a bill passed by the state House on Wednesday.Legislation legalizing the popular fantasy-sports industry in Ohio passed 82-15. Oversight and licensing of the for-profit online industry would fall to the Ohio Casino Control Commission, but the games would specifically be exempt from […]
Lawmakers start process of adding 2 Franklin County judges
The Ohio House kicked off hearings Wednesday for a bill that would add two Domestic Relations Court judges in Franklin County, increasing the total from five to seven.The incoming caseload per judge in Franklin County’s Domestic Relations and Juvenile courts is the largest of any major metropolitan in the state. Adding two judges would lower the incoming cases per judge to 5,589, still a heavier load than Cuyahoga, Summit and Montgomery counties, based in 2014 statistics. […]
Democrats try again to keep call center jobs in state
Democratic state lawmakers took the stage alongside Communications Workers of America union members to introduce a Senate bill intended to protect roughly 170,000 call center jobs in Ohio and penalize employers who outsource to foreign agencies.Sens. Kenny Yuko, D-Richmond Heights, and Joe Schiavoni, D-Boardman, introduced the Consumer Protection Call Center Act of 2017. The bill would require the Department of Job and Family Services to create a list of employers that outsource […]
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