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Archive for June, 2012

One Small Step Toward Consumer Protection in the Midterm Budget Review

June 2012

Guaranteed Auto Protection (GAP) and Debt Cancellation Contracts (DCC) recently came to my attention through my involvement with the Ohio Attorney General’s CSPA Advisory Group. These products are sold as protection against coming up short on a consumer loan if something bad happens to the goods. GAP or a DCC is supposed to pay off […]

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Déjà vu All Over Again

June 2012

Will OWF face the same fate as DMA?  Is Ohio setting up OWF for cuts in the next budget? In 2003, enrollment in the state Disability Medical Assistance Program (DMA) was about 32,000 people.  DMA was a state funded program that provided basic medical care for Ohioans who were disabled or dependent on prescription medications […]

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Human Services issues in HB 487, Midterm Budget Review

June 2012

Governor Kasich signed the Midterm Budget Review (MBR) on June 11.  A number of human services issues got a lot of attention during the process, some good and some bad. 1.      Post Sanction Reenrollment into OWF got more difficult RC Section 5107.05 was amended to add stricter requirements to the reenrollment requirements for Ohio Works First […]

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New Civil Rule 65.1 Will Change Domestic Violence Practice

June 2012

Ohio’s new Civil Rule 65.1 governing civil protection orders (CPO) for domestic violence victims will take effect on July 1, 2012. It reflects and incorporates nearly 2 years of work by the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Domestic Violence and the Supreme Court Civil Rules Commission, including the participation of Mike Smalz of the Ohio […]

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Commentary: How Poverty Puts Our Democracy at Stake

June 2012

By:  Sarah Biehl, Staff Attorney The concentrations of power and wealth that we are seeing at the top and the sense of political exclusion and impossibility that we are seeing at the bottom threaten a new order that would hard to characterize as the animating ideal of our country. At the end of the day, […]

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Ohio Poverty Law Journal

June 2012

June 1, 2012 We are changing the Ohio Poverty Law Journal.  The spring 2012 issue, published in May 2012, was the final hard copy and the final issue that will contain case summaries. The Ohio Poverty Law Journal began in 1978 as OSLSA Reports.  For 34 years, it has collected, cataloged and chronicled legal aid cases in Ohio, but […]

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