Subscribers to the Plain Dealer woke up Wednesday to the paper’s official word on its new version of summer reading. In a front-page Dear Readers column by Robert Perona, the senior vice president of circulation, we were told of the historic event scheduled for August 5 when the paper will shrink to a three-days-a-week home delivery with all sorts of “enhancement” to your “week end experience”
Like most newspaper announcements of their in-house plans to serve readers, the boilerplate column left us with many upbeat promises to soften the blow of days without a paper on our door step. The Wednesday-Friday-Sundaycircuit will be offered as a […]Full Story... →
History of the Diversion of Family Planning Funds in Ohio
by Gary Dougherty
Tomorrow, after the subcommittees have completed their work, the full Senate Finance Committee will hear additional testimony on HB 59, the state budget bill. This could be one of the last opportunities to advocate for the removal of language proposing to change the way federal family planning funds are distributed in Ohio.
Budget bills have long been a popular vehicle for enacting public policy in Ohio. Because the bills are thousands of pages long (currently at 4,509 pages, HB 59 is approximately a foot and a […]Full Story... →