When leaders talk about reforming criminal sentencing, some begin to argue that it’s too easy for average Ohioans to break the laws. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has more on the topic of what’s been called “overcriminalization.”
Faith leaders who advocate for the poor are urging the Republican-dominated Ohio Senate to change a proposed drop in Medicaid eligibility for poor women. They believe babies will pay the price if this change goes through in the two year budget.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown Tuesday in Hilliard pushed for a reduction in duplicative testing in schools. Brown pushed for legislation that would provide incentives for school districts to study existing local, state and federal tests to find ways to eliminate unnecessary exams.
Brown says the program would also ensure school districts and parents receive test results in a timely manner so teachers can design instruction based on the results.