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OPLC and other advocates oppose drug testing legislation

September 2013

The bill regarding drug testing for Ohio Works First (OWF) recipients is being reintroduced as a three-county pilot. OPLC, COHHIO, ACLU, Ohio Association of Food Banks and The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Services Providers issued a joint press release opposing the bill. Coverage by The Blade (Toledo, Ohio), September 3, 2013 editorial […]

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OPLC rolls out new foreclosure self help website

August 2013

The Ohio Poverty Law Center and Pro Seniors, Inc. announced the completion of a new foreclosure self help website designed to help homeowners struggling with foreclosure, financial problems and family stability.  You can find this new site here

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OPLC Attorney Speaks About School to Prison at Columbus Metropolitan Club

March 2013

On October 24, 2012, OPLC Attorney Sarah Biehl appeared on a panel at the Columbus Metropolitan Club discussing the school to prison pipeline and how it impacts Ohio children. OPLC Attorney Sarah Biehl spoke on a Columbus Metropolitan Club panel at the Athletic Club of Columbus on Wednesday, October 24, 2012.  Sarah appeared with Ohio […]

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OPLC and other advocates oppose electric deregulation

March 2013

OPLC opposes any further deregulation of electricity rates in Ohio. OPLC attorneys Mike Smalz and Joe Maskovyak recently organized a group of legal aid attorneys and other advocates in preparing and submitting comments to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to explain why deregulation will raise residential electricity rates and harm Ohio consumers.

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Dispatch op-ed makes the case for continued regulation of public utilities

March 2013

In the March 13, 2013 Columbus Dispatch, columnist Jack D’Aurora explains why regulation of public utilities is better for consumers, in light of the fact that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is currently considering whether to deregulate electricity service in Ohio.  OPLC attorneys Joe Maskovyak and Mike Smalz are quoted extensively. Click here to […]

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