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Sherrod Brown
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Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Marcia Fudge joined U.S. Secretary of Education John King Jr. today to hold a roundtable on college affordability.

The discussion took place at Cuyahoga Community College.

The politicians heard stories from college students and community members to discuss policy changes.

Brown says this discussion and the changes recommended are steps toward his goal of two years of free community college for all Americans.

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PLAYWRIGHTS LOCAL

Local playwrights have responded to the outrage felt by the Cleveland community with a play based on the death of Tamir Rice.

Playwrights Local’s production, “Objectively/Reasonable” takes its name from and examines the county prosecutor’s ruling in the 2014 shooting by Cleveland police.

Artistic Director David Todd says the play draws from community reaction to the 12-year-old’s death through dramatic interpretations of interviews with residents.

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OHIO HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY

A new study finds that most of the housing funded by Ohio’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit program is in poor and racially segregated areas.

The study, from the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and the Housing Research and Advocacy Center looked at six metropolitan areas in Ohio, including Cleveland and Akron.

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency, who runs the tax-credit program, says the report leaves out important details.

John Becker
OHIO STATEHOUSE

 Ohio law prohibits concealed carry permit holders from carrying their weapons into public or private spaces that are clearly designated with signs saying guns are not allowed on the premises. A new bill under consideration at the Statehouse would change that.

Republican State Rep. John Becker says gun-free zones are often confusing for concealed carry permit holders. That’s why he says his bill is needed.

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JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Changes in the rules involving preschool funding in Ohio have caught the attention of a state lawmaker. 

Democratic Rep. Teresa Fedor says nearly 4,000 Ohio preschoolers will be affected by a new rule that says state-funded schools cannot get federal funding through Head Start, which means those schools will lose $12 million dollars.

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