OPLC senior attorney Mike Smalz, while acknowledging that there are some positive changes in the bill, presented opponent testimony to the Senate Civil Justice Committee… Read More »Child Support Guidelines Bill will cause hardships for low-income families.
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… Read More »Drug testing unemployed Ohioans – HB 298
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… Read More »Utility Submetering charges unfair to renters.
The Ohio Poverty Law Center and the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) filed joint comments with the PUCO urging the PUCO to assert jurisdiction over utility… Read More »Joint Comments Filed with the PUCO by OPLC and the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel
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… Read More »Joint Reply Comments Filed Opposing the Weakening of Telephone Consumer Protection Rules
The Department of Defense has issued an expansive new rule that protects servicemembers and their families from high-cost installment lenders, pay day lenders, and other… Read More »Poverty Law Center Applauds New Military Lending Act Final Rules
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… Read More »Legal Aid Society of Columbus Files Medicaid Termination Suit Against State
The Ohio Poverty Law Center is looking for volunteer clerks and/or externs to help us with our policy work for the summer, with the possibility… Read More »OPLC is looking for summer volunteer clerks or externs