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Attorney Mike Smalz testified on behalf of the Ohio Poverty Law Center and Ohio Consumers of Health Coverage in support of continuing Ohio’s Medicaid expansion and in opposition to work requirements that were included in Sub. HB 49.

May 2017

Attorney Mike Smalz testified on behalf of the Ohio Poverty Law Center and Ohio Consumers of Health Coverage in support of  continuing Ohio’s Medicaid expansion and in opposition to work requirements that were included in the House version of the budget bill, Substitute House Bill 49. Mike testified that the proposed work requirements are counterproductive […]

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Consumer Advocates Offer Recommendations to PUCO Rules

October 2013

Recently, Ohio residential consumer advocates were invited by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO to file comments of on the rules governing the connection, disconnection and reconnection of gas and electric service and Ohio’s low income assistance program the Percentage of Income Payment program Plus (PIPP Plus) as part of the PUCO’s five-year review. […]

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OPLC Fights to Preserve Ohio Consumers’ Access to Landline Telephones

December 2012

This piece was written by OPLC Staff Attorney Joe Maskovyak. The legislature has adjourned for the 2011-12 term, and opponents of SB 271, including OPLC, can breathe a little easier knowing that SB 271 died a quiet death when this legislature adjourned for the final time.  The breathing will only be a little easier, since […]

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OPLC Urges Ohioans to Speak Out Against SB 271, Telephone Deregulation

April 2012

OPLC sent a letter to several Ohio newspapers last week urging them to speak out against SB 271, a bill that would deregulate telephone providers, releasing them from any obligation to provide landline phone service to all Ohioans.  This move could leave many Ohioans, especially in rural and impoverished areas, with NO reliable telephone service. […]

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