Jessie Balmert, Enquirer

Jessie Balmert

Enquirer

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Jessie:

Ohio Supreme Court dismisses appeal on Gov. DeWine's ending of extra COVID jobless aid

The Ohio Supreme Court dismissed an appeal on whether Gov. Mike DeWine had the power to cut off an extra $300 per week in federal unemployment benefits. → Read More

Ohio just voted with unconstitutional maps. What comes next for redistricting?

Ohio needs new congressional and statehouse maps for 2024. When will that happen? What do changes at the Ohio Supreme Court mean? → Read More

Abortions dropped 65% in Ohio following overturn of Roe v. Wade

Abortions in Ohio dropped by 65% in the months after Roe v. Wade was overturned and the state imposed a 6-week abortion ban, according to new report. → Read More

Is Ohio abortion law clear? Gov. DeWine, Nan Whaley clash over 10-year-old rape victim

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and his Democratic challenger Nan Whaley clashed over abortion access in the wake of Roe v. Wade's demise. → Read More

Democratic attorney general candidate says he would drop abortion appeal

Democrat Jeff Crossman says he wouldn't defend Ohio's abortion law, which was blocked by a judge's order being appealed by Attorney General Dave Yost. → Read More

Ohio Republicans appeal congressional map to U.S. Supreme Court

Ohio Republicans announced they will appeal the congressional map to the U.S. Supreme Court. → Read More

Ohio appeals order blocking six-week abortion ban

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is appealing a Hamilton County judge's recent decision to block the state's six-week abortion ban indefinitely. → Read More

'Of course not': Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohio Constitution doesn't protect abortion

Gov. Mike DeWine disagrees with an Ohio judge's decision that abortion is protected in the state's constitution. → Read More

Ohio governor 2022: Where do Mike DeWine, Nan Whaley stand on jobs, abortion, marijuana

Ohio governor 2022: Where do Mike DeWine, Nan Whaley stand on jobs, abortion, marijuana → Read More

Will Mike DeWine pardon those convicted of marijuana possession?

President Joe Biden said he's pardoning thousands of people with marijuana possession records. And he's urging governors to do the same. → Read More

Will the pause on Ohio's six-week abortion ban continue? Judge hears arguments Friday

Ohio's six-week abortion ban is on pause, but whether it's blocked indefinitely hinges on one judge's decision. → Read More

President Joe Biden wants states to pardon those convicted on marijuana possession. Will DeWine do it?

President Joe Biden said he's pardoning thousands of people with marijuana possession records. And he's urging governors to do the same. → Read More

538 children in Ohio had abortions in 2021 as total numbers increase

The Ohio Department of Health report offers a snapshot of abortion access in Ohio before the state's six-week ban took effect. → Read More

Who lives in Ohio? What U.S. Census data tell us about Buckeye State residents

Nearly 11.8 million people live in Ohio, but what does U.S. Census Bureau data reveal about how we live? → Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine pitches eliminating sales tax on baby items amid abortion debate

Against the backdrop of a looming abortion ban, Gov. Mike DeWine pitches ways to help pregnant Ohioans and children. → Read More

Ohio's minimum wage to increase next year

Ohio's minimum wage will increase from $9.30 an hour to $10.10 an hour next year − a record since Ohio tied minimum wage to inflation. → Read More

Ohio judge erred in freezing ex-PUCO leader Sam Randazzo's $8 million, appeals court rules

An Ohio judge should not have frozen up to $8 million of former Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Chairman Sam Randazzo's assets, court panel rules. → Read More

Ohio judge extends order blocking six-week abortion ban through Oct. 12

An Ohio judge extended his order blocking the state's six-week abortion ban for another two weeks. → Read More

Ohio unemployment overhaul on hold after contractors' indictment

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has paused an overhaul of the unemployment system because of a federal investigation. → Read More

Ohio judge plans to extend pause on six-week abortion ban

A Hamilton County judge plans to extend the order temporarily blocking the state's six-week abortion ban past the initial 14-day deadline. → Read More