Policy Matters Ohio and journalism

July 30 - My first job out of college was a year-long paid internship at the Patriot Ledger, a daily newspaper outside of Boston. For my first assignment, my editor (someone I still revere) had me writing obituaries. I was terrible at it.

Bipartisan Ohio Delegation Leads Bicameral Effort to Preserve the Great Lakes

WASHINGTON, July 26 – This week, a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers introduced the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Act of 2019, legislation that would reauthorize the GLRI for another five years and increase authorized funding for the program from $300 million annually to $475 million annually by fiscal year 2026.

Congress Seeks Boost in Great Lakes Funding

ANN ARBOR, MICH, July 26 – A bipartisan group of senators and representatives have introduced legislation to significantly ramp up funding for the successful Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, drawing strong support from the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition.

New Projects Expected to Create More Than $705 Million in Investments

COLUMBUS, July 29 — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the approval of assistance for 12 projects set to create 3,962 new jobs and retain 717 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners.

Brown Takes To Senate Floor To Demand End To Tax Breaks For Opioid Ads, As Reports Reveal Drug Companies Inundated Communities With Highly Addictive Drugs

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30 – In case you missed it, last week, as a part of a lawsuit unfolding in Cleveland, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) database was made public and revealed that drug companies inundated the U.S. with 76 billion highly addictive painkillers like oxycodone and hydrocodone from 2006 through 2012, even as the addiction crisis spun out of control.