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Over the last week, we’ve continued our journey across the state with meetings in Warren, Akron, Stow, Cleveland, and Euclid. Now that we’ve asked Ohioans in 9 different cities about what their communities might look like if they were thriving for everyone, we’re starting to see common themes emerge. Here’s a rough look at what we’ve found.
When I was an editor at the Akron Beacon Journal not long ago, the sports editor dropped by with something new every few weeks. It could be a watch, a podcast, a phone, an electronic notebook, recording pen, something that made cool beeps, or perhaps Angry Birds.
Pre-K funding in Ohio increased by more than $4 million in 2017, ultimately serving 11 percent of the state’s 4-year-olds and less than 1 percent of 3-year-olds — numbers that are well below the national averages of 33 and 5 percent, respectively.
Fighting the opioid epidemic is part of our daily work at the Statehouse and back home in our districts. This crisis knows no boundaries – it targets suburbs, cities, rural areas, all income levels, children and adults.
After Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown faced a $6 million attack campaign funded by anonymous donors in 2012, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington complained to the FEC that Crossroads GPS, a major conservative nonprofit, should have to disclose its donors. When the FEC dismissed the complaint, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington sued in 2016. On Aug. 3, the D.C. Circuit Court agreed with CREW, and gave the agency 45 days to adopt a new rule.
We need strong tools to guard against national security threats to our technology from countries like China. That’s why I’ve spent this year working with my Republican counterpart on the Banking Committee, Senator Mike Crapo, to strengthen the tools the U.S. uses to block national security t…