Governor DeWine Visits Schools, Highlights Investment For K-12 Prevention Education

COLUMBUS, Nov. 26 — Amid an ongoing national drug epidemic and a spike in suicide deaths among young people, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today visited with students and school staff in Franklin, Hamilton, and Lawrence counties to highlight a significant state investment in prevention education services for students in grades K-12. Governor DeWine was joined by Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) Director Lori Criss, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria, RecoveryOhio Director Alisha Nelson, and Director of Children’s Initiatives LeeAnne Cornyn.

Brown’s Legislation To Stop Animal Cruelty Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 2 – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced his Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act was signed into law before the Thanksgiving holiday last week. The PACT Act makes the gruesome torture and killing of animals a federal offense and makes it easier to prosecute those involved in animal cruelty.

Additional Credentials Approved for TechCred Funding

COLUMBUS, Dec. 3 — Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, today announced that 219 additional technology-focused credentials have been approved for inclusion and potential funding through the TechCred program.

Ohio Association of Foodbanks Statement on Federal SNAP Attacks Media Statement from Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks

“The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) remains under attack by state and federal policymakers. The Trump administration and the Agriculture Department today issued its final rule to stiffen work requirements for 700,000 Americans who turn to SNAP to help them purchase nutritious food for themselves and their families.

PUCO approves Dominion tax cut rate reductions

COLUMBUS, Dec. 4, 2019 – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today adopted an agreement that authorized Dominion Energy Ohio (Dominion) to establish a credit on gas customer bills to reflect the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 on its rates.

Brown, Baldwin Lead Senators Urging Labor Secretary To Establish Workplace Heat Safety Standards, As Workers Are Increasingly Impacted By Climate Change

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 19 – U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today led a group of their Democratic colleagues in urging U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Eugene Scalia to establish new workplace safety standards for workers who are increasingly affected by severe heat as a result of climate change.

Governor DeWine Announces Additional Foster Care Forums

COLUMBUS, Nov. 19 — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that the Children Services Transformation Advisory Council will be hosting foster care forums in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus. These are in addition to the seven foster care forums Governor DeWine announced at the beginning of November.