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Joint Reply Comments Filed Opposing the Weakening of Telephone Consumer Protection Rules

November 2015

Joint reply comments have been filed by OPLC, OCC, ABLE/Edgemont Neighborhood Coalition,  Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, Southeastern Ohio Legal Services. These comments oppose the efforts of the telephone companies, the Ohio Telecom Association, and other business interests to greatly weaken the consumer protection rules proposed by the PUCO staff for the implementation of […]

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Legal Aid Society of Columbus Files Medicaid Termination Suit Against State

March 2015

UPDATE:  On Wednesday April 1, 2015 the Plaintiffs filed an Amended Complaint adding an additional organizational plaintiff.  The Court held a hearing on the Motion for Temporary Restraining Order, which was subsequently granted on April 2.  The State was ordered to reinstate the Medicaid benefits of the named individual plaintiffs, and was enjoined from terminating […]

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Senior Attorney Mike Smalz Makes the News on Telephone Deregulation

February 2015

Telephone Deregulation is back before the Ohio Legislature with the introduction of Governor Kasic’s Budget.  Mike Smalz was interviewed by both Gongwer News Services and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. March 13 Update:  Mike Smalz was more recently interviewed by the Columbus Dispatch.  Check out Current Issues and Projects page for more information on telephone deregulation.

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OPLC is looking for a new Director! Click here for details

November 2014

OPLC is excited about the prospect of moving forward with a new Director. Here are the details: The Ohio Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit advocacy organization pursuing statewide policy and systemic advocacy to enforce, protect, and expand the rights of low-income Ohioans, is seeking a Director. The Center is committed to aggressive advocacy through the […]

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