From the daily archives: Monday, November 27, 2017

NELSONVILLE – With the Trump administration having defunded advertising for enrollment in health-care exchanges, some private nonprofits are trying to pick up the slack. To that end, the group Get Ohio Covered held a press conference in Nelsonville last week highlighting the importance of obtaining health insurance.

Enrollment at for insurance coverage in 2018 through the exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act is available through Dec. 15. The enrollment period began Nov. 1. Outside of this enrollment period, people can only enroll otherwise if they qualify via certain life events such as getting married, having a baby, […]

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It must be awful to be a Republican these days when many of the experts, even the conservative ones, are calling your former party the Trump Party.

That is especially true in Alabama and Ohio, where the latter state has been swallowed whole by the medieval Trumpites whose first exclamations by new chair Jane Timken proudly described the president as “great,” and where the party’s candidate for the U.S. Senate, Josh Mandel, began his journey by saying he wanted to join  Trump in “draining the swamp.”

Then there is the Roy Moore thing. Without a hint of shame, Trump has […]

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Dayton Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley has announced a plan to implement a nickel per dose surcharge on opioid distributors once she’s elected governor of Ohiom, a press release last week said.

“We know who’s responsible for the heroin crisis and in a Whaley administration, opioid manufacturers will pay to clean up the mess they’ve created in our state,” Whaley said. “With the dollars we’ll collect with the nickel per dose surcharge, we can begin to restore vital public safety services to the communities on the front lines fighting this epidemic.”

In 2016, the State Board […]

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Ohio Attorney General candidate Steve Dettelbach announced last week a series of reforms he will fight for as Attorney General to combat sexual harassment in Columbus and Ohio state institutions.

Dettelbach’s plan will reinstate reforms in the Attorney’s General office that were rolled back under questionable circumstances in 2014, and will put in place new procedures in public workplaces to permanently end the culture of silence that allows offenders to continue abusing victims.

“I’m introducing this plan because it’s clear that too many in positions of power in our government – whether it’s in D.C. or Alabama or Columbus – […]

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