Attorney General's Center for the Future of Forensic Science to Study Opioid Field Test Method

COLUMBUS, Sept. 12, 2018—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Bowling Green State University President Rodney K. Rogers, Ph.D. announced today that the Attorney General's Center for the Future of Forensic Science at Bowling Green State University is part of a team that will conduct a study that could help Ohio authorities safely, quickly, and reliably field test drugs for the presence of opioids.

Brown, Portman Secure Provisions To Protect Lake Erie In Spending Bill Set To Become Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. Sept. 12, 2018– Today, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) announced final Senate passage of Energy and Water appropriations bill, which includes important wins for Lake Erie. The bill, which now heads to the House before going to the President’s desk to be signed into law, includes language to prohibit the Army Corps of Engineers from dumping toxic material dredged from the Cuyahoga River shipping channel into Lake Erie without the approval from the State of Ohio.

GOPC Documents Impressive Performance of Ohio’s Community Development Financial Institutions

COLUMBUS, Sept. 13 - Greater Ohio Policy Center released a new report today, Building Assets: Ohio’s CDFI Industry, an independent analysis of Ohio’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). CDFIs are business-minded entities that lend money to people and in places where it is not readily available from conventional banks. CDFIs are essential partners in stabilizing and redeveloping Ohio’s weak-market neighborhoods and cities.

State-by-State Analysis Reinforces Urgent Need for Lawmakers to Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. September 17, 2018 – Raising Expectations, a report released today by the National Partnership for Women & Families, gives Ohio a grade of “C-” based on its policies that allow working people to meet their personal or family caregiving responsibilities.

Tax break review committee fails to finish job

More than two months after its first report was due, the Ohio General Assembly’s Tax Expenditure Review Committee (TERC) has yet to submit any filing on its examination of a subset of tax breaks that cost state and local government $5.5 billion a year.