Blog Posts For The Week Of January 16, 2014 Through January 22, 2014
Posted: January, 22 2014 3:36 PM
COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich signed executive order 2014-01K authorizing the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to expend up to $2,329,895 to assist the Ohio Association of Foodbanks to increase the amount of food for at-risk children and families during the summer months. Additional funds under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program will be used to support programs and organizations that promote the mission of the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and fulfill one of the four purposes of the TANF program.
COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich signed executive order 2014-02K authorizing emergency rule filings by the State Board of Psychology. This action permits the immediate adoption of rules pertaining to procedures and requirements for applying for a certificate to practice as a Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst.
Posted: January, 22 2014 3:33 PM
COLUMBUS – Today the Presidential Commission on Elections Administration, established by President Obama’s Executive Order 13639, released its bipartisan recommendations on how to improve the voting experience across the nation. In regards to the recommendations, available here, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted:
“This commission of Republicans and Democrats recommended for the nation what we already do in Ohio.
“Ohioans should be proud of the fact that our elections system already meets and exceeds recommendations in the report.
“Ohio is above the national average for absentee and early voting opportunities, we’ve been deemed an ‘All-Star’ state for making it easier for members of the military to vote, and today the voter rolls are in the best shape they’ve ever been.
“The only major recommendation where Ohio has fallen behind is the failure to enact online voter registration. Once again, I urge the General Assembly to pass the authorizing legislation so we can get online voter registration up and running as soon as possible.
“If we want to continue to be a leader in running smooth elections in the 21st Century, we need full online voter registration. The bipartisan recommendations of the Commission vouch for this as a common sense way to improve accuracy, reduce lines and most importantly, better serve voters as we continue our work to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat.”