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 or 614.668.6036.

Topics in the news


The New York Times  How to reduce your carbon footprint


The Cleveland Plain Dealer Gun reforms proposed by Gov. John Kasich introduced in legislature


Center for American Progress  Evaluating state innovations to reduce health care costs

The Washington Post  As the opioid epidemic rages, the fight against addiction moves to an Ohio courtroom

The Cincinnati Enquirer  Ohio pharmacists now must tell you about cheaper drug options. That had been banned.

The Columbus Dispatch  State probing whether pharmacy benefit managers are overcharging taxpayers

The Washington Examiner  Surgeon general urges public to stock opioid overdose antidote


The Cleveland Plain Dealer  Gov. John Kasich signs bill creating domestic violence protection order for dating partners


Huffington Post  Here’s what Google and Facebook know about you—and what you can do about it