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.


Summer may never be the same. Infections like Lyme disease, dengue and Zika that are spread by ticks and mosquitos are soaring, the C.D.C. says

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WCMH  Kasich takes steps to help the children of drug addicts in Ohio

The Columbus Dispatch  State to enforce ‘safety checkpoints’ on prescription opioid use


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