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The Columbus Dispatch
Friday, May 12, 2017
How would the House GOP health-care plan affect you?
WASHINGTON — By rapidly approving a major overhaul last week of the 2010 health-care law known as Obamacare, House Republicans have raised questions among many voters on precisely what kind of coverage they will receive if the Senate approves the same version — unlikely as that might be.The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has not analyzed the latest House GOP bill. But in March, the office analyzed a similar measure and concluded the number of Americans […]
Dem governor hopeful says she might not activate Ohio Guard for Trump
A Democratic candidate for governor said she would withhold the Ohio National Guard from President Donald Trump if he engages in an “unjust” military action.Former Ohio state Rep. Connie Pillich, D-Montgomery, on Thursday joined the call for a special prosecutor to investigate possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign – and then she went further.”Should President Trump act unilaterally and enter into an unjust war to cover-up and distract the American public, […]
State releases nursing home database in push for tighter regs
As Gov. John Kasich tries to salvage his plan to pay Ohio nursing homes based on the quality of care they provide Medicaid patients, the state today released details showing that the level of service varies widely among Ohio’s 929 facilities.Kasich’s proposal was pulled out of the two-year budget last week by the Ohio House, which pushed managed-care reforms back to 2021. But the governor hopes to persuade the Senate to reinsert his proposal. […]
Columbus council might put mayor’s immigrant-protection order into city law
The Columbus City Council plans to enact into law Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s executive order that prohibits arresting or denying public services to immigrants in the city based on their immigration status.It does not designate Columbus as a “sanctuary city,” as some other cities have done.”Now isn’t the time to focus on labels, especially when that focus could unnecessarily and unfairly target and harm families and children in our community,” council President Zach Klein […]
Ohio Supreme Court: Search of Columbus student’s book bag proper
Overriding governmental interest in ensuring student safety grants school officials greater leeway to search student belongings, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today in a case involving a gun found in the book bag of a Columbus high school student.Lower courts had ruled that the warrantless search of a student’s book bag that led to gun-possession charge was an unconstitutional search by school officials, thus nullifying the charge.U.S. Supreme Court rulings establish that […]
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