@Clevelanddotcom Statehouse reporter. Previously @daytondailynews, @CSTribune. Mom x2. MIZ! Tips→ jborchardt@cleveland.com

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Previously covered Ohio politics and government for the Dayton Daily News and education for the Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune. Degrees from the Missouri School of Journalism and the University of Rochester. Left pieces of my heart in New Orleans and Spain.

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RT @jbalmert: Madeira lawmaker @jonathandever's name floated to lead Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, report says… https://t.co/Td1HdHJ062
Family unification aka "chain migration" has roots in Ohio and was initially praised for prioritizing white Europea…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/954357876176375808 
RT @SteveKoff: If you hate chain migration like Trump does, blame a Cleveland-area congressman. (Irony alert: He did it thinking i… https://t.co/rNRljhRehV
ICYMI: The @OhioChamber supports Rep. @nickieantonio's bill banning job and housing discrimination based on someone's sexual orientation and gender identity.  http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/01/ohio_chamber_of_commerce_backs.html 
Bipartisan group of 19 state attorneys general back bill to allow banks to serve marijuana businesses. Ohio is not among them.  http://dpo.st/2rgHJ8s 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

City desk news clerk at my hometown paper, the Rockford Register Star. Answered the phone listed as the main newsroom line

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