More than half of Ohio's Medicaid Patients are Children

CLEVELAND, July 7 -Today at the Centers for Families and Children, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) warned against the devastating impact repealing the Affordable Care Act would have on children and working families.

Ohio Department of Agriculture Announces Expanded Asian Longhorned Beetle Quarantine

COLUMBUS, July 10, 2017 – The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) today announced the addition of 576 acres of the East Fork Wildlife Area to the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) quarantine zone in Clermont County.

Ohio Prescription Monitoring Program Connects with Pennsylvania

All Five States Bordering Ohio Now Connected With OARRS
Ohio prescribers and pharmacists can now request patient prescription information from Pennsylvania through Ohio’s prescription monitoring program, known as the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS).

Proposed Medicaid Changes Could Jeopardize Self-Reliance

Ohio Senate Medicaid Provision Deepens Benefit Cliff

CLEVELAND, June 23, 2017 - The Ohio Legislature is poised to adopt a new biennial budget. Included in the Senate version of the legislation are changes to the Medicaid program which would impact eligibility for low-income Ohio adults.

Brown, Murray, Scott, Takano ahead of deadline for overtime rule appeal: overtime rule would give millions of workers greater economic security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Patty Murray (D-WA), and Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Mark Takano (D-CA) introduced a resolution June 29 in support of the 2016 federal overtime rule, which would help ensure low-wage workers are being paid fairly by making 4.2 million workers eligible for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week.

Farm Bureau celebrates more accurate taxes for farmland

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Ohio’s farmers and rural communities will benefit from reforms to the state’s farmland tax policy, culminating a three-year effort led by Ohio Farm Bureau. The reforms were included in the new state budget signed by Gov. John Kasich.