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Archive for July, 2012

How Student Loan Debt Burdens The Poor

July 2012

The staggering statistics on student loan debt and the accompanying concern over increasing default rates have been making news for some time.  According to the Federal Reserve, in the first quarter of 2012, student loan debt rose to $904 billion, an increase of $64 billion over 2011.  During the year leading up to the end […]

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New Ohio Human Trafficking Law

July 2012

On June 27, 2012, Governor Kasich signed the new Ohio Human Trafficking Law, House Bill 262 (HB 262), after it was passed by the Ohio General Assembly in mid-June.  It becomes law on September 26, 2012. Human trafficking—i.e., trafficking of persons, usually undocumented immigrants and often minors, who are forced into prostitution or slave labor—is a serious and […]

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Governor Kasich Signs New Collateral Sanctions Law

July 2012

On June 26, 2012, Governor Kasich signed Senate Bill 337 (SB 337), which removes, or creates mechanisms for removing, a wide range of so-called “collateral sanctions” against ex-offenders and prisoners who are reentering society.  These collateral consequences create major barriers to prisoner reentry and encourage recidivism by ex-offenders by making it more difficult for ex-offenders to […]

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