Reporter, Columbus Dispatch
journalist, covering state govt and politics for The Columbus Dispatch, focus on education, health and human services
reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Darryl Webb Arizona Governor Jan Brewer addresses the media about the Supreme Court's decision on SB1070 in Phoenix, Arizona, June 25, 2012. Brewer, a feisty opponent of the Obama administration over immigration enforcement, signed a bill that will make about 300,000 additional poor and disabled residents eligible for the Medicaid program, a move opposed by some conservative Republican lawmakers.
dispatch.com — By Joe Hallett The Columbus Dispatch Tuesday June 18, 2013 6:00 AM Gov. John Kasich's plan to extend Medicaid coverage to 275,000 more poor Ohioans already had been stripped from the state budget bill, but that didn't discourage Rep. Ron Young from railing against it on Wednesday when the House considered Senate amendments to the budget.
dispatch.com — If you have an electric car, you can get the equivalent of a gallon of gasoline for $1.12, based on Ohio electricity prices. This estimated cost of an "eGallon" is part of a new calculator from the U.S. Energy Department.
dispatch.com — Marc Dann is back, at least as a practicing attorney. The Ohio Supreme Court today reinstated Dann's law license which has been suspended for six months going back to Nov. 20 last year. Justices last fall cited Dann's misdemeanor convictions of receiving improper compensation and lying on financial disclosure statements in lifting his license.
dispatch.com — A father of two says his employer-paid perks, including a Lexus automobile, cell phone and four season tickets to Ohio State football games, should not be included as part of his income when calculating how much he must pay in child support.
dispatch.com — Ohio's Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law may be poorly written but not bad enough to be unenforceable. Today, the Ohio Supreme Court upheld the 10-year mandatory sentence for those convicted of violating the RICO statute during the commission of a first-degree felony.
dispatch.com — GOP leaders in the Ohio Senate rejected 18 amendments today to provide additional aid to foodbanks. The proposals, most offered by majority Republicans, were not included among numerous changes made to a two-year state budget bill. Later, the GOP tabled a Democratic amendment to give the foodbanks an additional $2.5 million a year before approving the budget along a party-line vote.
newsfeed.time.com — caracterdesign / GETTY IMAGES People used to log onto Facebook to spy on old flames and check out new crushes. Now it seems like they are more interested in gazing at their own profiles - and that's a problem.
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