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Large school districts worry Senate GOP budget will favor wealthier districts: Capitol Letter

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Mathematical problem: Teachers’ unions and administrators in the city’s eight city school districts said that if many Ohio Senate state budget proposals become law, rich school districts could get proportionally more money than poorer districts, Reported by Laura Hancock. They also said Senate provisions depriving professional development and other requirements for kindergartens accepting children on federal subsidies would widen the gap.

Job report: The Ohio unemployment rate rose to 5% in May, which economists say is an indication of how the state economy continues to struggle to return from the coronavirus crisis. As reported by Jeremy Pelzer, even amid reports of employers struggling to fill jobs, Ohio actually saw a drop in the number of jobs available in three of the first five months of 2021.

Not software for Microsoft: Champaign County GOP spokesman Jim Jordan sent a letter Monday to Microsoft President Brad Smith as the top Republican of the House Judicial Committee to express his opinion that technological unrest is biased against conservatives and that Democrats are protected from antitrust scrutiny. By Sabrina Eaton. “Big Tech, including Microsoft, Inc., wants to get conservatives,” Jordan’s letter began.

Pay per game: In a ruling against the NCAA, the United States Supreme Court said the governing body of the sports college education compensation rules were unconstitutional while signaling that he is open to completely rejecting the idea of ​​amateur status for college athletics, Nathan Baird reports. The ruling could speed up legislators’ efforts to pass a law that would allow athletes to be compensated for their name, image and appearance.

Live on stage: Eight of the 13 candidates for the 11th Congressional District will be today with City Club for discussion. So far, there have been several forums across the district, but very few have actually described themselves as a “debate.” it is an open question about whether anyone will be able to take a stand against former state senator Nina Turner.

Tax credit for children: As of July 15, 92% of Ohio children will benefit from monthly child tax payments of $ 250 to $ 300 per child under the U.S. rescue plan, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio said Monday. Families who filed a tax return in 2019 or 2020 will automatically receive payments, but those who didn’t have to fill out a one-page form on childtaxcredit.gov to get payments, said Brown, who wants to make the one-year tax credit permanent. “It will make a big difference for so many families,” Brown added.

Search and seizure: Now expelled from Republican Larry Householder The campaign site recently expired, with activists who took the opportunity to transform the landing page of a conservative former MP into a pro-LGBTQ and social justice website, reports Buckeye Flame. Among the new features are a list of Drag Story Time videos, which the Host decided to ban in 2019, and a list of “Things Larry (most likely *) doesn’t like.”

King Coal: Republican MP Shane Wilkin will pass a bill to phase out programs that allow utility companies to raise billions in subsidies retains the same subsidies for coal-fired power plants, Kathiann Kowalski of the Energy News Network reports for Eye on Ohio. Wilkin was the lead sponsor of House Bill 6 and one of 21 representatives who voted against the expulsion of the Host.

Hack attack: The personal data of state-owned Medicaid providers were hacked and possibly publicly exposed, reports Titus Wu of the Akron Beacon Journal. Failure to Maximus, a data provider for the Ohio Medicaid Department, said he learned of the May 19 exposure and is offering 24 months of credit surveillance to anyone affected by the data leak.

Perfect time: Several executives at Lordstown Motors Corp. sold out their shares before publicly revealing the financial difficulties the company was facing, reports Ben Foldy of the Wall Street Journal. This includes company president Rich Schmidt, as well as then-CFO Julio Rodriguez, who resigned last week.

Charge it to the game: In a quest to get rid of the negative publicity it has gained over the past few weeks, Lordstown Motors invited investors and the media to his factory on Monday to get an inside look, New York Times reports Neal Boudette and Matthew Goldstein. Company officials said they were still confident they would start production in the next few months and that 1,000 electric trucks would be produced by the end of the year.

Five things we learned from Financial Disclosure Form May 12 of the Republic Reggie Stoltzfus, Republican of Minerva.

1. In addition to its statutory salary of $ 72,277.32, Stoltzfus reported income of up to $ 999 from oil well rental fees, $ 1,000 to $ 9,999 from agriculture, $ 25,000 to $ 49,999 from rental income on five properties and more than $ 100,000 as owner of Dutchcraft Truss & Component Inc. and Pole Barns Direct LLC.

2. His reported investments were a pension fund through the Ohio Employee Retirement System, his two businesses, real estate, livestock on a farm, a money market account with Raymond James and a simple IRA, SEP IRA, Roth IRA and investment he identified as “JointR” through the Trust Company of America.

3. At some point in 2020, Stoltzfus owed more than $ 1,000 to the Consumer National Bank, Capital One Visa, and the Fifth Third Bank. Stoltzfus owed his campaign and MR Stoltzfus more than $ 1,000.

4. Stoltzfus rental properties are located in East Canton, Minerva, Hartville and North Canton.

5. The Ohio House of Representatives reimbursed Stoltzfus $ 3,365.40 for mileage and $ 159 for accommodation.

Susan Manchester

“You forgot to mention that gas prices are now the same as in June 2018. Or that this time last year unemployment was 11.1% – today it is 5.8%.

@POTUS agrees that families should not pay more at the gas station – that is why it opposes the GOP’s proposals to increase the gas tax. “

-White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki in a tweet this retaliated against Champaign County Republican Jim Jordan, who blamed Democratic President Joe Biden for rising gas prices over the past year.

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