Once government shutdowns started becoming somewhat of a
regular occurrence (there have been 17 shutdowns since 1977), somewhere a
group of people in suits decided to make calls on what they consider
“essential” and “non-essential” federal government services.
Another effort to reduce Cincinnati’s
alarmingly high infant mortality rates launched Oct. 1, which local
leaders hope will help educate first-time parents in high-risk zip codes
on proper ways to put their infants to sleep.
Gov. John Kasich’s refusal to seek
another waiver for federal regulations on food stamps will force 18,000
current recipients in Hamilton County to meet work requirements if they
want the benefits to continue.
City Council’s Budget and Finance
Committee on Sept. 24 unanimously stripped budget restorations that
would have reinstated car allowances, paid work days and office budgets
for the city government’s top earners.
As the Oct. 1 opening date approaches for
the Affordable Care Act’s (“Obamacare”) online marketplaces, outreach
campaigns are beginning to take root and aim at states with the largest
uninsured populations, including Ohio.