Anna Staver, The Columbus Dispatch

Anna Staver

The Columbus Dispatch

Denver, CO, United States

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  • The Columbus Dispatch
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  • San Jose Mercury News
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Recent articles by Anna:

Ohio voters could decide constitutional amendment to split up opioid lawsuit cash

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost wants to ensure that money for any settlement of opioid lawsuits goes to fight drugs, not politicians’ pet projects. → Read More

Impeachment hearings aren’t swaying voters in Ohio suburb that switched to Trump in 2016

“Battle for the ’Burbs” travels to Ohio’s largest suburb, the city of Parma. → Read More

Ohioans debate gun rights in hearings on pink slips, stand your ground

People on opposite sides of Ohio’s gun control debate packed into a Statehouse committee room to speak in support of two different bills.One was the governor’s bill to curb gun violence like the mass shooting in Dayton by expanding civil commitment or pink slip laws, creating a voluntary background check system for private sales and increasing the penalties against people caught buying guns for… → Read More

Parent of molested daughter urges lawmakers to share teacher investigations with hiring schools

The father of a 12-year-old girl drove from Canton to Columbus Tuesday and asked state lawmakers to pass a bill that he said could have stopped a teacher → Read More

Parent of molested daughter urges lawmakers to share teacher investigations with hiring schools

Bill would allow Ohio schools to find out whether teachers they want to hire are under investigation. → Read More

Lobbyist helped author Ohio lawmaker article against Medicare-for-all

Sen. Stephen Huffman, R-Tipp City, was one of three state senators whose emails reportedly revealed that lobbyists either helped draft or made “extensive revisions” to their columns opposing government involvement in health care."The legislative process is open to input from everyone, including experts from the medical community,“ Republican Senate spokesman John Fortney said in a statement.… → Read More

4 bills you’ll actually want to talk about on Thanksgiving

Talking politics over turkey is usually seen as a good way to give both indigestion and indignation seats at the Thanksgiving table.And this year’s → Read More

Ohio requires licenses for 651 occupations, and some legislators say that’s way too many

Going to cosmetology school was never Emily Martin’s second choice.“I know trade schools get a bad rap. In high school, you’re taught to go to college,” Martin said. “But it filled my tank to make other people feel beautiful. I loved being able to make women in particular feel good about themselves.”However, her degree from Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy in Erie, Pennsylvania, wasn’t good enough… → Read More

A proposed $1.5 billion school-funding increase could be creeping closer to $2 billion

House Speaker Larry Householder backs the concept, possibly funded with a statewide school issue. → Read More

A proposed $1.5 billion school-funding increase could be creeping closer to $2 billion

House Speaker Larry Householder backs the concept, possibly funded with a statewide school issue. → Read More

Stand your ground bill gets first hearing at Ohio Statehouse

Republican lawmakers are taking another run at passing a “stand your ground” law that would eliminate a person’s “duty to → Read More

Democrats tout “family friendly” bills vs. GOP push for abortion ban, religious rights in schools

Ohio’s Democratic state lawmakers tried to draw a sharp contrast Wednesday with GOP counterparts who are pushing to allow religious practices in public schools and enact an almost-total ban on abortion.House Democratic leader Emilia Sykes of Akron rattled off a list of “family first bills” party members have proposed, such as forming a Kinship Care Navigators Program, support foster families,… → Read More

A proposed $1.5 billion school-funding increase could be creeping closer to $2 billion

House Speaker Larry Householder backs the concept, possibly funded with a statewide school issue. → Read More

Eight-year driver’s license could trim BMV lines, state lawmaker says

An Ohio lawmaker wants to make the lines at the BMV shorter by giving drivers the option to renew their licenses every eight years instead of every four. → Read More

Eight-year driver’s license could trim BMV lines, state lawmaker says

“The main thing we are trying to do is save Ohioans time,” Rep. Derek Merrin, R-Monclova Township, said.House Bill 372 would let people choose → Read More

Ohio House swears in new lawmaker from Newark

A Newark man just re-elected last week to City Council was tapped to filled an Ohio House vacancy this week. → Read More

Supporters of DeWine’s gun violence bill again urge lawmakers to ’do something’

Whitney Austin, who survived being shot 12 times, called the revamp “much needed, reasonable changes” → Read More

Supporters of DeWine’s gun violence bill again urge lawmakers to ’do something’

Whitney Austin, who survived being shot 12 times, called the revamp “much needed, reasonable changes” → Read More

Goal of school funding plan: No new levies to meet state minimums

Anna Staver It’s called a distribution methodology Lawmakers hoping to overhaul the way Ohio funds its public schools laid out a critical part of their plan Wednesday to the House Finance Committee: How the state would divvy up its dollars to districts. It’s called a distribution methodology, and it would use a district’s wealth (local property values) and capacity (local incomes) to determine… → Read More

Goal of school funding plan: No new levies to meet state minimums

Anna Staver It’s called a distribution methodology Lawmakers hoping to overhaul the way Ohio funds its public schools laid out a critical part of their plan Wednesday to the House Finance Committee: How the state would divvy up its dollars to districts. It’s called a distribution methodology, and it would use a district’s wealth (local property values) and capacity (local incomes) to determine… → Read More