Dispatch Politics: Ohio rep doesn’t want ‘illegal aliens…sucking on our workers’ comp system’

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The Columbus Dispatch
Friday, May 19, 2017
Budget cuts could put more nonviolent offenders back in prison
For years, Ohio has tried to get non-violent offenders out of their expensive prison cells and into a network of community corrections facilities.But with budget cuts looming at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Director Gary Mohr says he will not reduce money for prison operations. That means the only place to cut is community corrections.The Ohio Senate, which is now reviewing the state’s biennial budget, reportedly is looking at carving $80 million […]
Former Sheriff Scott lands security consulting job
Former Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott has become a man of many hats since hanging up his stetson.Scott, a former Columbus mayoral candidate, lost his re-election bid for sheriff in the Democratic primary in March 2016. His six-year term as the county’s top lawman ended in December.He has been a full-time real estate agent since he left office. Now, he is starting a new job as a director and principal of the security consulting and risk management firm PICA […]
Ohio rep doesn’t want ‘illegal aliens…sucking on our workers’ comp system’
A House Republican proposal to block undocumented workers who get hurt on the job from accessing workers’ compensation benefits sparked a passionate Ohio House debate Wednesday.Calling it a “dangerous, illogical provision,” said Rep. Dan Ramos, D-Lorain, said the proposal, part of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation budget, will punish injured workers and actually encourage the hiring of undocumented workers by shielding employers from liability for an injury. […]
Roger Ailes | 1940-2017: Fox News creator left network amid sexual harassment allegations
Roger Ailes, the Ohio-born communication maestro who transformed TV news by creating Fox News Channel only to be ousted from his media empire at the height of his reign for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. He was 77.An Ohio University graduate who started his television career in Cleveand, he later became a media advisor to Republican presidential candidates Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and, […]
The Daily Briefing: Ohio lawmakers reintroduce bill aimed at treating babies born addicted
Ohio’s two senators are introducing a bill aimed at helping newborns born addicted recover in a supportive setting.Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Rob Portman, R-Ohio along with Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. and Angus King, I-Maine, have reintroduced a bill that would recognize allow Medicaid to cover pediatric drug addiction recovery services in both hospitals and residential pediatric recovery facilities.The bill – which costs taxpayers nothing – would allow babies […]
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