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Brown, Warren Ask Regulators to Ban Banks from Owning Physical Assets
Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., urged regulators on Wednesday to tighten restrictions on banks involved in physical commodities markets.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
E-cigarette report details evidence of marketing that targets kids and teens, authors say
Reynolds American Inc., the maker of Vuse electronic cigarettes, is one of eight companies whose answers form the basis of a report issued this week by several members of Congress.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Legislation to help Delphi, steelworker retirees
The Senate Finance Committee has passed an amendment sponsored by Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman that would extend the Health Coverage Tax Credit for retirees who lost their health care coverage - in addition to their pensions and other benefits - when the companies for which they worked either entered into bankruptcy or moved operations ... (more)
Ohio EPA says Cuyahoga River sediment must go in disposal facility this year, not Lake Erie
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is still concerned enough about pollution in the Cuyahoga River that it decided against allowing dredged sediments from the river and Cleveland Harbor to be dumped in Lake Erie.
Report: E-cigarette campaigns target children, teens
Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and 10 of his Congressional colleagues released a report that shows a dramatic increase in the marketing of electronic cigarettes - or e-cigarettes - to youth through candy and fruit flavored products, social media, and sponsorship of youth-oriented events.
OH-Gov: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) Calls On John Kasich (R) To Restore Funding To Planned Parenthood
There are 21 Planned Parenthood locations in Ohio, providing family planning, STI testing, and cancer screening services to hundreds of thousands of people.
Triumph of the Drill: How Big Oil Clings to Billions in Government Giveaways
Over the past century, the federal government has pumped more than $470 billion into the oil and gas industry in the form of generous, never-expiring tax breaks.
The Columbus Dispatch
Undocumented immigrants no longer deferring college dreams
Growing up, Paola Benefo thought of herself as a proud adopted American, benefiting because the U.S. is a melting pot of people from different countries, races and religions.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Crain's Cleveland Business
Board will advise Crain's on minority-based issues
Crain's Cleveland Business has formed a minority advisory board to provide objective, constructive input on minority-based issues - a historic weakness in Crain's coverage and a recent flashpoint due to the lack of minority representation in a high-profile January feature in the newspaper.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Brown pitches community investment bill
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, has introduced legislation that would provide incentives for manufacturers to invest in local communities hit hard by factory closures in the recession.
Film industry credited with contributing $1 billion to Ohio's economy
With the cinema and television industries contributing nearly 33,000 jobs and more than $1.1 billion to Ohio's economy, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown helped include a provision to the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency Act, legislation passed this week by the Senate Finance Committee.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
New Bill Would Mandate a Free Annual Credit Score
Americans would gain free access to their credit scores and new rights to challenge errors that keep scores low under a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.
The Columbus Dispatch
Sebelius resigns; successor already set
Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act.
The Medina Gazette
Breakfast highlights stories of foster care
"The group of kids who age out of the foster system do absolutely horribly," Medina County Job and Family Services Director Mead Wilkins said.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
'Stop Errors' proposal targets credit reports
April 11, 2014 - Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, announced on Wednesday proposed legislation to make it easier for consumers to correct, dispute or access credit scores.
Sherrod Brown Backs Bill To Help Consumers Battle Credit Reporting Agencies
Saying that too many Ohioans are contacting his office reporting problems with credit reporting agencies, Sen Sherrod Brown has introduced a bill that would require credit bureaus to improve their investigations and remove inaccurate data from their records.
Sen. Rob Portman says equal pay bill he opposed would lead to lawsuits
A long-sought equal pay bill that failed to advance in the the U.S. Senate this week would have led to litigation and fewer companies offering merit pay for their workers, Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman told reporters on Thursday.
The Madison Press
U.S. Marshal Tobin honored at luncheon
As the newly sworn U.S. Marshal for Ohio's southern district, Tobin's Columbus office is across the street from the police department where he began his law enforcement career 40 years ago.
The Washington Post
States dona t wait for feds on e-cigarette restrictions
A group of Democratic senators called on federal regulators Monday to restrict e-cigarettes and pushed them to act immediately to curb how the devices are advertised.
Bi-Partisan Manufacturing Jobs Bill Passes Through Committee
The bill, co-written by Sens. Sherrod Brown and Roy Blunt , aims to establish a Network for Manufacturing Innovation with the goal of creating thousands of high-paying and high-tech advanced manufacturing jobs.