Topics in the news

CINCINNATI HUMAN INTEREST

Cincinnati Enquirer  Why don’t the homeless go to shelters, even when it’s below zero in Cincinnati? Here’s what some told me.

EDUCATION

The Columbus Dispatch  Critics want revamp of Ohio’s report cards on schools, ECOT losing sponsor, could close next week

ENVIRONMENT

Common Dream  Scientists issue dire warning if the goals of the Paris Climate Accord go unmet

Washington Examiner  Earth becoming a desert without climate deal, scientists warn

HEALTHCARE

Washington Examiner  Nine states ready to require jobs for Medicaid enrollees

IMMIGRATION

Immigration Reform  ICE Resolves to step up worksite enforcement in 2018

INCOME

The Columbus Dispatch  State minimum wage to get a bump in January

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Public News Service  Human trafficking: combating Ohio’s dark underbelly

VOTING RIGHTS

WOSU, Ohio officials defend voter roll purges before U.S. Supreme Court

Cleveland Plain Dealer  Why GOP redistricting plan flunks test to rid Ohio of gerrymandering – Out of Line: Impact 2017 and Beyond

Public policy news alerts are compiled and posted by the Rev. Deniray Mueller, legislative liaison for the Diocese of Southern Ohio and Social Justice & Public Policy Convener. If you have any questions/comments about the subjects presented, please contact her at deniray@deniray.com or 614.668.6036.