teresa fedor

Licking Heights High School freshmen take notes in a World History class taught by Amy Obhof..
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The number of public school buildings where students will be eligible for the state’s largest private school voucher program will more than double in the coming school year. That could blow huge holes in the budgets of 70% of Ohio’s school districts. Lawmakers who have said they want to change that are running out of time.

A Hilliard schools student completes classroom work with an iPad.
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A Democratic lawmaker and longtime critic of private school vouchers says she’s not convinced there’s time to do a short-term fix to a huge expansion of the state’s largest voucher program.

Ohio House and Senate Democrats are calling on legislative leaders to pass a slew of bills they believe will reduce domestic violence and protect victims.

Hundreds of people gathered in Columbus for the 10th annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day to discuss the most pressing issues related to the issue and share what has been working in their communities. 

The Ohio Attorney General has filed an argument in court claiming ECOT’s agreements with its management and software service companies constitute a pattern of corrupt activity. The claim echoes complaints Democratic lawmakers have lodged for years. 

Ohio House

Two Democratic women state representatives have asked the Ohio Attorney General to reopen a sexual harassment investigation into state Rep. Bill Seitz.

Rep. Bill Reineke speaking.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio House Republicans have rolled out a plan that would bring big changes for the state's Department of Education and the Board of Education. Supporters say it will bolster the connection between education and career-readiness, while Democrats say it would create a less-responsive state government.

Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force

Lawmakers in the Ohio General Assembly are landing on different sides of a debate over the criminal records of human trafficking victims. The question? What measures the state should take to conceal, and even wipe, out those records.

Ohio Channel

Two Democratic state lawmakers have proposed a plan for universal health-care coverage for Ohio, but it’s a longshot, to say the least.

Karen Kasler

The number of reports of human trafficking in Ohio went up in the last year. Now, Democratic Rep. Teresa Fedor of Toledo proposed extending the state's "safe harbor" law to 16- and 17-year-olds.

Fighting Human Trafficking

Jun 25, 2014

Human trafficking victim’s advocates say that the Buckeye State moved ahead one giant step last week when Gov. John Kasich signed into law a bill first introduced a decade ago to combat the complex issues of trafficking. “It’s about time,â€? said human trafficking survivor Jennifer Kempton. The new law – the End Demand Act -- is focused on the demand side of the prostitution equation. It increases the penalty for sex with minors to a felony, and puts the onus on the “john,â€? said State Rep. Teresa (D-Toledo), who sponsored the legislation.

10:00 In an effort to combat the modern-day slave trade, Governor Kasich signed a new piece of human trafficking legislation into law last week. Among other provisions, House Bill 262 aims to punish those who force Ohioans into the sex trade. On this segment, we'll talk about what the bill really means for Ohio. Guests