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The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Anna:

Affordable housing: Biden Administration offering cities incentives for zoning changes

Cities willing to change their zoning in ways that would allow for more affordable housing would be eligible for federal grants and tax breaks. → Read More

Ohio Politics Explained podcast: Food stamps, home prices and Donald Trump's influence

We explain how companies are buying houses in bulk. Why food stamps are being cut, and what happened during a vote to protect abortion access. → Read More

Ohio's new head of K-12 education is Steve Dackin

Former Ohio State Board of Education Vice President Steve Dackin has been picked as the new state superintendent. → Read More

Lack of competition or enthusiasm? Republicans turned out at twice the rate of Democrats

Republicans said the results show a lack of enthusiasm while Democrats theorized many independents wanted a say in the fight for U.S. Senate. → Read More

Democratic lawmakers want to protect abortion access by amending Ohio's constitution

Four Democratic state lawmakers want to protect abortion access if Roe v. Wade is overturned by amending Ohio's state constitution. → Read More

Abortion, Trump and Mike DeWine's COVID-19 policies on the minds of Ohio voters today

The news of the potential overturning of federal abortion protections was on the minds of voters as they went to the Ohio primary 2022 polls. → Read More

Healthcare denial or medical conscience? ACLU sues Ohio for letting doctors refuse care

The ACLU of Ohio is challenging a state law that lets healthcare providers deny services that violate certain moral or religious beliefs. → Read More

Ohio Politics Explained podcast: What's on your primary ballot?

On this special edition of OPE, we explain what's on and not on the ballot ahead of the May 3 primary. → Read More

Ohio Politics Explained podcast: The end of redistricting and recreational marijuana?

We discuss whether the redistricting fight is over; whether recreational marijuana has a chance. → Read More

Here's what projects Columbus wants Ohio to fund with its capital budget

From an expansion to the Ronald McDonald house to a STEM initiative by Girl Scouts of Ohio, Columbus is hoping to get $28.4 million for projects. → Read More

Ohio Army National Guard sends military equipment to Ukraine

Ohio's National Guard is sending an undisclosed number of armored personnel carriers to Ukraine to support the country in its war with Russia. → Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms

The governor was experiencing mild symptoms such as a runny nose, headache, body aches, and a sore throat, his office said Friday. → Read More

Former President Donald Trump considering J.D. Vance endorsement in Ohio U.S. Senate race

NBC News is reporting that former President Donald Trump plans to endorse J.D. Vance in the Ohio Senate GOP primary in May. → Read More

How Ohio's new rules for overtime pay will impact your paychecks

New law exempts employers from paying OT for traveling to work, checking emails, listening to voicemail and other reasons. → Read More

Democrats introduce bill to mandate universal Pre-K for all Ohio children

Sen. Teresa Fedor is proposing both a bill and a state constitutional amendment to offer public preschool to all Ohio children. → Read More

Ohio Politics Explained podcast: 'Don't Say Gay,' redistricting and sexual assault laws

This week we explain a controversial education bill, one lawmaker's personal mission to change sexual assault law and the latest on redistricting. → Read More

What's in Ohio House Bill 616, the divisive concept bill that includes sexual orientation

Supporters call these "Parental Rights in Education" laws while opponents have named them the "Don't Say Gay" bills. → Read More

From $2,000 grants to free speech: Big Ohio higher education bill set for vote Wednesday

Senate Bill 135 would let students returning to college apply for $2,000 grants and create a process for free speech complaints on campuses. → Read More

Ohio Republicans introduce their version of Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' bill

The divisive concept bill would restrict how sexual orientation and gender identity could be taught in almost all Ohio schools. → Read More

Ohio Politics Explained podcast: Debate disagreements and disabled parents

This week we explain what happened in the primary debates. Why parents with disabilities want legal protections, and the latest redistricting news. → Read More