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Archive for May, 2012

Drug Testing Public Benefits Recipients is an Assault on the Poor

May 2012

The Ohio General Assembly recently proposed and later withdrew an amendment to the Midbiennium Budget Review, House Bill 487, requiring that all new applicants for Ohio Works First (OWF) for whom there is “reasonable cause to suspect . . . chemical dependence”, be tested, at their own expense, for illegal drug use.  If such drug use […]

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Collateral Sanctions Bills Will Help Ohioans Get Back on Their Feet

May 2012

“You want to give people a chance and help them get their lives back”        – John Kasich, Governor of Ohio Many advocates for the poor know what “collateral sanctions” are and how they impact our low-income client population, but many members of the general public might not realize what they are or […]

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