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Ohio scraps ‘archaic and unnecessary’ limitation on alcohol content in beer

By   /  May 20, 2016  /  Issues, News, Ohio, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Ohio House voted 88-9 this week to remove Ohio’s prohibition on beer with more than 12 percent alcohol by volume.

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Columbus charter producing results

By   /  May 19, 2016  /  Education Blog, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Students at Columbus Collegiate Academy are outperforming other students across the state. The school “takes sixth-graders from all over the city who are behind, and in three short years they best state averages,” said Chad Aldis, vice president for Ohio policy and advocacy with the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, which sponsors CCA. “It is unusual for anybody. It […]

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Ohio’s adult diploma program

By   /  May 16, 2016  /  Education Blog, Ohio  /  No Comments


The Ohio Department of Education is now offering a program for adults aged 22 or older to earn their high school diploma rather than a GED. Eighty students have completed the program, which also includes an industry certification, and another 700 are enrolled across the state. “As a former teacher, building principal and district superintendent, I feel […]

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Ohio lawmaker wants to free workers, unions from forced representation

By   /  May 16, 2016  /  Labor, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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An Ohio lawmaker wants to solve unions’ biggest complaint about the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association lawsuit in case the petitioners win.

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Cleveland teachers consider strike

By   /  May 12, 2016  /  Education Blog, Ohio  /  No Comments

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The Cleveland Teachers Union is considering a strike in the fall over teacher evaluations and pay. The union is asking teachers to vote this week on calling a strike and also asking members to reject the contract recommended by a federal fact-finder last week. The median pay for Cleveland’s teachers is $76,652. Read more here.   […]

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Ohio’s budget-busting Medicaid expansion trend continues

By   /  May 11, 2016  /  Health Care, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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If Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign had taken off the way his Medicaid expansion did, he would have won more than one primary.

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