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News and Notes, September 13, 2013


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No Simple Fix for Tax Reform, Morning Journal

Note: The Tax Reform Committee met again yesterday for their fourth hearing around the state. Continuously, local officials, community members and advocates have shown up and expressed concerns about our state not investing in great public services that lead to stronger communities and the revenues to pay for them. 

Feds: Ohio must provide Autism Therapy, Cincinnati Enquirer

Note: Public services will need to expand to provide “Applied Behavioral Analysis” (ABA Therapy) to children that will benefit from it. This therapy has proven successful in helping young children with autism learn how to learn.  This will be an expansion of public services to help many Ohio families and their children. 

Ohio Court leader pushes plan for interpreters, Dayton Daily News

Note: The Ohio Supreme court is developing services to provide interpreters to non-English speakers who are also deaf. Chief Justice O’Conner says that this effort is about ensuring equal access to the courtrooms. Public investments into equal access to justice are definitely worth it. 

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