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The State of Student Debt Relief – Here’s what you should know
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The State of Student Debt Relief – Here’s what you should know

Applicants who filled out the Biden Administration’s debt relief application in early October have now begun receiving emails confirming their eligibility status. The intention behind the debt relief plan was to provide aid to offset student debt. Since 1980, the cost of four-year public and private college has tripled, making it harder than ever before...

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HHS Levies and Issues on November 8th: A Primer

As the November midterm election draws near, 48 county-wide Health and Human Service (HHS) levies will appear on the ballot in 38 Ohio counties. The HHS levies for this midterm election have a vast area of application, spanning over 10 areas of services including mental health and addiction recovery, senior services, public health, developmental disabilities,...

988 lifeline suicide prevention
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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Understanding the value and purpose of 988  

CONTENT WARNING, contains references to suicide and mental health crisis  If you or anyone you know is dealing with a mental health crisis, dial 988 immediately. There is hope.  The month of September is designated as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This month opens the door for behavioral health agencies and nonprofits to educate on the...

Unpacking Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan
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Unpacking Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

The Biden Administration recently announced that they will cancel $10,000 in federal student loan debt for low-to-middle income borrowers. This unprecedented move places student loan borrowers in a better position to recover from financial hardship introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic. For many individuals, a college education is their ticket to the middle class. Unfortunately, the...

What Can Ohio Learn from ARPA input Processes in Other States?
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What Can Ohio Learn from ARPA input Processes in Other States?

What does civic input look like? For some, it means open dialogue between decision makers and the public. For others, it means access to platforms that can elevate the voices of citizens. One could also suggest that it means broadening the public sphere to increase voices that are traditionally excluded. In a large sense, the...