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Ohio New Africans Immigrant Commission

Posted by: New Americans Magazine, April 22, 2021

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Ohio State Speaker of House of Representatives Robert Cupp has promised to look into the issue of funding the Ohio New Africans Immigrant Commission, NAIC if brought to the House for consideration.

The Commission which was established on April 7, 2007, but formally “commissioned” with 11 members on September 29, 2013, has operated without appropriation of funding or right to seek funding as a non-profit agency.

“I am not familiar with that issue. I was not a legislator when it was created in 2009. If there is an issue I will be more than happy to look at it,” said Speaker Robert Cupp during a chat with members of the Ohio Legislative Correspondents Association, OLCA.

Also at the event, the Chairman of Finance Committee, Representative Scott Oelslager said, “this is the first time it is brought to my attention.”

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Posted by: New Americans Magazine , April 8, 2021

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has urged churches, employers, labor unions, and other agencies to partner vaccine providers to hold closed-pod covid vaccination clinics, just as the state’s tax revenues exceeded the monthly estimate by $41miilion.

“Beginning Monday, April 12, 2021, vaccine providers may partner with other organizations, such as employers, labor unions, churches, etc., to hold closed-pod vaccination clinics with these organizations,” said Governor Mike DeWine.

“We continue to encourage employers and other organizations to reach out to their local health departments and vaccine providers to set up these vaccination clinics. Vaccine providers and local health departments should also be proactive in contacting local employers as well.”

Also, Governor DeWine promised to “continue to encourage health depts to reach out to local high schools to help set up vaccinations for eligible students who want to be vaccinated. This week we also began providing vaccines to providers that are partnering with colleges/universities.”

On the state’s economy, Governor DeWine said “a strong post-pandemic economy directly depends on defeating the virus. And as we are working hard to vaccinate Ohioans, we are seeing good signs in our economy as well.”

“Our state revenues are recovering as well. This month, Ohio’s tax revenues exceeded the monthly estimate by $41 million, or 2.6%, and remain 4.3% above the estimate for the fiscal year-to-date. This is a dramatic improvement from one year ago at the onset of the pandemic.”

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