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Archive for April, 2016

Drug testing unemployed Ohioans – HB 298

April 2016

Drug testing applicants and recipients of unemployment compensation and applicants for Ohio Works First cash assistance benefits costs more money than it saves and stigmatizes people struggling to survive due to unemployment.  OPLC submitted written testimony opposing House Bill 298 (HB 298), which would require a pilot drug testing program.   In addition to lacking any […]

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Utility Submetering charges unfair to renters.

April 2016

In an article on unfair utility submetering charges and related legislation, the Columbus Dispatch quotes OPLC Senior Attorney Mike Smalz on legislation designed to favor the utility companies at the expense of tenants and mobile home park residents.

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