Oct 18, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla ChanStephen Lam / Reuters This effort, dubbed Issue 1, is on the ballot in Ohio. . “We're a cheap date,” he said. . But a close look reveals a somewhat more complicated history. Says Ohio congressional candidate Danny O'Connor has raised "90 percent of his campaign funds from liberal out of staters." — PolitiFact Ohio on Tuesday. Aug 22, The University of Cincinnati traces its beginnings to , but didn't start 22, | Updated p.m. ET Aug. Dr. Daniel Drake founded the Medical College of Ohio at the same time, but Cincinnati College was founded in and later absorbed into UC, which uses that date for its own beginning.
Subscribe on your Google or Apple calendar. Expect a similar dynamic in the midterm election in a few months. The result nationally is an 8-point Democratic lead because Trump's approval rating is far below his disapproval rating. Read More In Ohio, Balderson is barely holding on because Trump's approval rating is about even with his disapproval rating in this district that voted for him by 11 percentage points in The average fall congressional campaign won't be played on as favorable turf for Republicans, and they are likely going to suffer as a result.
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The power of local factors While Trump will be the predominant force moving voters in the midterms, he won't be the only driver. As I previously wroteit's important to look at the entire voting history of a district beyond the presidential election.
Ohio 12 has tended to vote for Republican candidates. It's been represented by Republicans in the House since the early s.
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The average Republican in local and state elections has carried the district by a little over 20 percentage points since Why this House race may be the last straw for Republicans in The strong Republican lean in local and state elections may be what saves Balderson. It would also make an O'Connor victory that much more impressive. If you examine previous special elections this cycle and their relation to only the past presidential voteO'Connor should be considered a slight favorite.
When you look at all not just presidential recent elections for which TargetSmart could provide data, Balderson became the slight favorite based on how previous special elections have gone. Keep local and state factors in mind in the fall. They may end up hurting Republicans more than helping. Districts like Kentucky 6 and West Virginia 3 have a history of voting for Democrats on the local and state level, although Trump easily carried both in Both are highly competitive at this point in the midterms.
The industrial Midwest You'll hear a lot about the importance of California, the Sunbelt and the New York City metropolitan area in this year's midterm elections. Indeed, all of them will be key to how the House goes. Perhaps less spoken about is how important the industrial Midwest or Rust Belt will be. That is, districts like Ohio In next-door Pennsylvania, Republicans suffered their first special election House defeat this cycle.
Now, not all the districts in the industrial Midwest look like Ohio Currently, each board implements its current wait list according to local planning priorities, which has led to inconsistencies across the state.
Therefore, inthe Fix the List initiative began. Their work was informed by a survey of consumers and family members, as well as the aforementioned waiting list study, and an analysis of the current waiting list process conducted by the National Association of Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services. In addition, immediate needs are to be addressed at the time they are identified, in an effort to ensure that individuals on the list are not without necessary services.
The proposal also includes guidelines on how waivers will be distributed, which differ between local and state funded waivers. Whereas specific criteria are established in the rule for the order of enrollment for locally funded waivers, the state may determine the order of enrollment for state funded waivers, with no criteria offered.
Also notable is the proposed transition from locally managed waiting lists to a web-based waiting list management system overseen by DODD. It was intended that the new rule go into effect on July 1, however DODD has delayed implementation to September, after concerns were expressed by county boards regarding what some viewed as a too-brief transition period.
Administration officials report that they have been happy with the process, in particular with its collaborative nature. It remains to be seen what the impact of this centralized system will mean at the county level.
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However, concerns remain that the addition of the assessment component may lead to some individuals being diverted away from the waiting list unnecessarily. The rule also guides counties to offer non-community based options i. Challenges during the transition period seem likely, as individuals who have been on the list for years may be removed if no current or immediate need can be identified, eliminating a safety net that some families found reassuring, and complicating their ability to plan for the future.
Overall, the Fix the List initiative represents a sincere effort by stakeholders within the developmental disabilities community to work together to tackle a complex issue.
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The rule continues to overburden family members and other caregivers, who often lack necessary supports, is unfair to those who are on the list but may be assessed as having a current unmet need and establishes an unrealistic time frame, according to DRO.
Ongoing monitoring, and continued diligence, will be necessary to assure that the new rule is effective to more efficiently distribute waivers to those in need. Specifically, the guidance called for these service settings to be integrated, meaning that they include both individuals with developmental disabilities as well as those without developmental disabilities, and that these settings be as minimally restrictive as possible. Medicaid waiver homes with restrictive policies and strict schedules would also be out of compliance.
States were required to submit plans describing the steps necessary to reach these requirements by the initial deadline of Ohio acted promptly to develop its transition plan, which was approved in In recognition of the level of work that needed to be done to come into compliance, Ohio initially had sought 10 years to integrate waiver services, specifically sheltered workshops.
While the decade extension was not granted, DODD explained that the transition plan was accepted with the understanding that the timeline was likely too aggressive for the state to meet, and that a more measured approach would be necessary given the complexity of the existing system. Since that time, the state has been working to meet the steps outlined in the plan, and department officials have been pleased with those efforts to date, believing that they were on-track to meet their established goals.
This news was welcomed by many states, counties and provider groups who feared that the timeline was too aggressive. It no doubt quelled the fears for some family members and individuals, who had concerns about losing immediate access to their current providers. Some saw this, however, as an unfortunate move by the administration to quell progress on an important civil rights issue. They expressed concern that it may indicate that CMS, under a new administration, may eventually abandon the new rules entirely, setting the country back decades in its treatment of individuals with disabilities.
Moreover, others view the delay as aimed towards pleasing those with a business interest in maintaining the current service system.
This represents an increase of nearly 5 percent over the past two years. In discussion with DODD, department officials emphasize that, at this point, there is no intention to submit modifications to the existing state plan though this is allowed under law and that the state plans to continue to follow the plan as written, which acknowledges full compliance is not expected by Since that time, progress has been modest, and debate around the issue has been robust, with some advocates expressing dismay at what they perceive as insufficient efforts to shift away from sheltered workshop and other adult day settings.
Others have voiced concern that an abrupt shift will lead to diminished options and gaps in services for those with severe disabilities. According to the U.
These individuals may be in jobs without dedicated support, in jobs in which they are supported to learn and perform tasks that are associated with a standard job description, or in jobs where tasks and conditions of work are customized to match the characteristics of the worker and the needs of the employer. Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Integrated employment is a contrast to sheltered workshops, where individuals with disabilities work, typically piecemeal, earning subminimum wage, or adult day settings, which are largely social and activity-based, built around the needs of those with disabilities.
The majority of individuals receiving day supports are in adult day or sheltered workshop settings.
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Participation in these services has not declined over time, and these remain the most utilized options across the state. Ohio is not alone in facing this challenge. However, it should be noted that some states operate no sheltered workshops and invest significantly more in integrated employment efforts. Medicaid is the largest payer of day and employment services for individuals with disabilities Medicaid is the largest payer of day and employment services for individuals with disabilities, and therefore the aforementioned rule changes have had significant implications in this area.Dating, It's Complicated: The Condom Incident
These rule changes specifically target isolated settings like sheltered workshops, however, it remains unclear whether the rule change alone will lead to the closure of these types of settings. DODD maintains that if there is a demand for these services it is likely that they will remain as options in some form.
Additional emphasis is being placed, however, on providing more community-based options, including a time-limit on facility-based services, an increased focused on career planning and skills building and stricter requirements around community-involvement.