Rumbles from the rotunda
Indebted: A day after the final parts of the Ohio Legislature’s consumer-friendly payday loan reform went into effect in 2019, a company operating at CheckSmart stores began offering lines of credit to people at risk. looking for low amount loans. Several people complained to the Ohio Attorney General’s office that they were paying interest on loans over $1,000 – the limit under the new payday loan law – but only had access to more small amounts of this money. Laura Hancock writes about the loans, which were halted in Ohio, and a judge’s ruling that they were a way to escape Ohio’s payday loan law.
Rejected: The Ohio Supreme Court has thrown out a case about Ohio’s so-called “heartbeat” abortion ban, at the request of the clinics. Abortion providers felt a resolution was taking too long in the high court and filed another case in lower state court. The dismissal clears the way for a Hamilton County judge to decide whether to grant a temporary restraining order to block law enforcement while more important constitutional issues are argued and decided, Hancock reports.
Country Trail: While campaigning for Congress, North Canton GOP congressional candidate Madison Gesiotto Gilbert used her pregnancy to discuss her stance on abortion in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s overturning of United from his previous Roe v. Wade, reports Fox News. “I’m proud to be pro-life. I’ve been talking about this for over a decade, and I feel like people in my district know where I stand and are confident about it, and I think we’ll see that reflected in the November results. for our run in particular,” Gilbert told the network.
Call home: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge called for finding ways to encourage developers to build more multi-family housing in an interview on PBS Weekend. “We are doing everything we can from the federal government, but we need the help of Congress,” said Fudge, a former US congressman and mayor of Warrensville Heights. “But we also need help from the communities that are suffering from these issues.”
Cut: A new Ohio legislative website, Cut Red Tape Ohio, allows people to report to Ohio lawmakers any state regulations that “restrict(s) your business, your family, or your daily life.” Each report received through the site, which was created by the Agency’s Joint Rules Review Committee, will be reviewed to see if the reported restriction should be changed or removed. The creation of Cut Red Tape Ohio comes after lawmakers passed Senate Bill 9, which requires state agencies to reduce the total number of state regulations by 30% over three years.
Five things we learned from the July 2, 2022 Financial Disclosure Form filed by Jenn Giroux of Hamilton County, the Republican candidate for Ohio House District 27:
1. Giroux’s income last year included just over $74,000 as a sales account manager for the CBC Group and $2,100 in management and production for Cradle Concepts, a publishing and relations company public.
2. Giroux and her husband run The Catholic Shop, a religious goods store in Madeira.
3. Giroux holds two unpaid positions: President of Women Influencing the Nation (which promotes Christian values) and Director/President of Never Again Ohio (established in opposition to Governor Mike DeWine’s COVID-19 regulations)
4. At some point in 2021, she owed at least $1,000 to Chase Bank, General Electric Credit Union, Comenity Bank, Citibank, Capital One, American Express, Synchrony Bank, Republic Bank, Wells Fargo, US Bank, Credit One Bank, the IRS (through a payment plan), and a federal loan program intended to provide pandemic relief to small businesses.
5. As of last year, Giroux had life insurance policies with Primerica and Northwestern Insurance.
Democrat Nan Whaley has been endorsed for governor of Ohio by United Food and Commercial Workers Locals 17A, 75, 880 and 1059, as well as affiliates International Chemical Workers Union Council and Retail Warehouse Department Store Union, according to a statement.
Straight from the source
“[email protected] putting me on hold during a phone interview to order a Kewpee burger is the most Lima thing ever.
— Anna Staver, political reporter in the Ohio bureau of the USA Today Network, tweet monday about Republican President of the Ohio Senate Matt Huffman. Huffman’s hometown of Lima is home to Kewpee Burgers, one of the oldest burger chains in the world.
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