A report published by the Akron Beacon Journal yesterday found that, while “charter schools received the largest funding boosts per pupil in the most recent state budget, state legislators are toying with the idea of giving them more money to fix Ohio’s dropout problem at a time when charter schools are reporting record-high dropout rates.”
Akron Beacon Journal
Prosecutors in the upcoming federal trial of Stark County businessman Benjamin Suarez are seeking to introduce evidence that, if allowed, could lead to the issuing of subpoenas to U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci and state Treasurer Josh Mandel.
Today, David Pepper, Democratic Nominee for Ohio Attorney General, made the following statement regarding a new state policy that will lead to drastic cuts to funding for county addiction treatment services. The Associated Press revealed today that counties providing addiction services will face a $20 million shortfall over the next fiscal year in the midst of Ohio’s growing heroin crisis.
After massive Republican funding cuts, heroin epidemic spiraled out of control
Despite a record of massive budget cuts and failure to acknowledge the crisis until well after it began, today Governor John Kasich and Attorney General Mike DeWine will hold a town hall in Columbus regarding the heroin epidemic in Ohio. In response to today’s press event, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern released the following statement:
Cuyahoga County voters could be asked this November to make the protection of voting rights a permanent part of the county’s governing charter, under a proposal from Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald.
FitzGerald on Tuesday introduced a proposed charter amendment declaring voting a “fundamental right in the County.” It authorizes the county to take action, including legal action, to protect and promote the right to vote among county residents.