This week, Gabe, Elaina, and Kelley discuss the last actions on the state budget. The legislature added more money to the wasteful Pregnancy and Parenting Program that funds crisis pregnancy centers. The final budget bill gives CPCs $1,000,000. This funding is taken away from TANF funds, which are relied upon by many low-income Ohioans. This is bad.
Thankfully, Ohio will retain Medicaid expansion, for now. The budget blocked expansion, but the block was vetoed by Gov. Kasich. While the Ohio House and Senate met today to override some vetoes, they did not vote on the expansion block… which means Medicaid expansion is still in effect in Ohio. This is good.
Join NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio at an event near you:
July 6 — Reproductive Rights: An Untold History of the Movement
July 13 — The Vagical Mystery Tour Hosted By Lizz Winstead (co-creator of The Daily Show) at Mahall’s
July 17 — Monday Movie Night: A Quiet Inquisition
July 20 — Cleveland — NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio (Mini) Golf Classic
July 29 — Youngstown Pride Festival
August 5 — Toledo — NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio (Mini) Golf Classic
August 19 — Toledo Pride Festival
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