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Archive for October, 2012

OPLC Submite Comments on Ohio Dept of Education’s Proposed Policy & Rule on Restraint and Seclusion and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

October 2012

The Ohio Poverty Law Center and Legal Aid of Western Ohio recently submitted joint comments to the Ohio Department of Education on the Department’s proposed policy and rule on implementation of positive behavior interventions and supports and restrictions on restraint and seclusion in Ohio schools. Among other things, OPLC and LAWO call for a complete […]

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Ohio Weighs Future Expansion of Medicaid

October 2012

OPLC Director Gene King Quoted in Blade Article on Medicaid Expansion, “Medicaid is a vital program to keep low-income Ohioans healthy. I hope the state will take the opportunity to expand the program as broadly as allowed by federal law,” said Eugene King, director of the Ohio Poverty Law Center in Columbus, a low-income advocacy […]

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Down the Rabbit Hole with Payday Lending

October 2012

Those of you who read this blog have probably figured out that the continued existence of payday lending in the State of Ohio, despite legislative reforms in 2008, is a real sore point for me, and many other consumer advocates around the state.  I have likened the various iterations of payday loans to Hydra, the […]

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Toledo Blade editorial on declining welfare rolls in Ohio

October 2012

THE number of adults and children who get aid through the Ohio Works First program dropped in July to 151,495 — a dramatic decline of roughly one-third in less than two years. Normally, Ohioans would applaud that trend as a welcome sign of a recovering economy. Link to full editorial.

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