Posted on 02/13/24 by Bailey Williams (he/him) in Revenue & Budget
Cannabis tax revenue can help communities. Legislators have other ideas.
The end of recreational marijuana prohibition in Ohio has state legislators seeing green. Not so much for cannabis plants themselves, but for the expected hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue coming from legal marijuana sales each year. Last November, Ohioans voted in favor of Issue 2, which legalized adult recreational marijuana possession and use in the state. Since then, the Ohio General Assembly has considered changes to the initiated statute, but these efforts stalled at the end of last year. While the language of Issue 2 became law on... read more
Posted on 02/01/24 by Molly Bryden (she/her) in Clean Energy + Green Jobs
Cleveland’s Sustainability Summit
On Friday, January 26, the world celebrated the first International Day of Clean Energy, declared by the United Nations to promote an inclusive, equitable transition to clean energy around the world.
In Ohio, that... read more
Posted on 12/20/23 by Molly Bryden (she/her) in Clean Energy + Green Jobs
House Bill 201, which would prevent Ohio from implementing emissions standards stricter than those required by the federal government, is one of several bills awaiting Governor DeWine’s signature – likely among the last legislative actions... read more
Posted on 11/06/23 by Kathryn Poe (they/them) in Health & Health Equity
This piece was originally published by Cleveland.com; it is reposted here with permission.
The past few years have proven -- in case anyone was still in doubt -- that helping people get health care is an... read more
Posted on 10/06/23 by Kathryn Poe (they/them) in Health & Health Equity
This piece was originally published by Ohio Capital Journal; it is reposted here with permission.
Arbitrary limits on age, income, and funding prevent many Ohioans from accessing health care when they need it most.
I saw the... read more
Posted on 09/28/23 by Tanisha Pruitt, PhD (she/her) in Education & Training
The pandemic took a toll on Americans from all walks of life, especially schoolchildren and educators. Throughout the pandemic, parents, children and teachers navigated school closures, hybrid learning and constantly evolving safety protocols. Coming out... read more
Posted on 09/15/23 by Michael Shields (he/him) in Work & Wages
Michael Shields | Molly Bryden
Yesterday at 11:59 p.m. United Auto Workers walked off the job at strategic plants at all Big Three auto makers, including Stellantis Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio, joining the teachers currently... read more
Posted on 07/27/23 by Bree Easterling (they/them) in Justice Reform
In Circleville, Ohio on July 4, 2023, Jadarrius Rose was severely injured after a police officer loosed a K9 on him despite repeated warnings not to release the dog. Rose called 911 and told the... read more