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Advocates for Ohio's Future

Friday November 16, 2018

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Advocates for Ohio's Future News Highlights


We are excited to anounce AOF's new leadership team heading into the next General Assembly. Tara Britton, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at the Center for Community Solutions and Steve Wagner, Executive Director of the Universal Health Care Action Network (UCHAN) Ohio will succeed Mark Davis, President of Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA) and Lisa Hamler Fugitt, Executive Director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks as co-chairs of our nearly 500 member health and human service coalition.

Tara and Steve are long time members of AOF and are both passionate, smart and committed health and human services advocates. We look forward to their leadership!

Read more here


Bills Introduced


  • HB 767 (Brown, R) To Establish the Governor's Office of Drug Policy
  • SB 334 (Schiavoni, J) To provide financial assistance to first-time homebuyers with student loan debt and to make an appropriation

Lame Duck Session


Poverty and Work Supports


  • Policy Matters Ohio (Report): Refundable tax credits for working families put kids first
    • "As policymakers consider more tax cuts during the lame duck session, one key reform is missing: refundable tax credits for working Ohioans. Ohio has no refundable tax credits for working people. Instead the state spends millions to provide refundable credits to certain business owners and tens of millions for corporations. Refundable credits such as the federal Earned Income Tax Credit send much-needed income to workers."

Justice and Public Safety


Education


Mental Health and Addiction


Health and Medicaid


Children & Families


Jobs, Economy, Wages and Workforce Development


Food and Nutrition


Upcoming Events


HHS Job Corner

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More information coming soon!*



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