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Sylvester Angel Passed Away

July 7, 2020
Sylvester C. Angel, Jr., a true Angel even by name, went home to be with the Lord on June 26, 2020.  He died peacefully at his home in Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 89.

Boring Saga of an Old Guy Getting Older, Messages from Reality - Spring 2020

By Jack Riordan   |  July 1, 2020
I was wallowing in remorse that age was slowly taking away functions of vitality and relevance to the problems that were washing over the world I so loved. COVID 19 crept into my many lives at the same time that my body sent urgent messages. I was going to be limited by an invisible invader

Governor DeWine Signs HB168 - Brownfield Regulatory Reform Legislation

June 17, 2020
Columbus, OH – Yesterday, Governor DeWine signed HB168 into law, following the unanimous passage of HB168 through both the Ohio House and the Ohio Senate last month. The bill, introduced in March 2019 by former State Representative Steven Arndt (R – Port Clinton), provides liability protection to purchasers of brownfields sites through an affirmative defense. The bill will take effect 90 days after the governor’s signature, on September 14.

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

June 15, 2020
News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

All Lives Matter, When Did They Ever?

By Jack Riordan   |  June 10, 2020
All Lives Matter. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that mantra since Michael Brown’s killing. When you do hear it it’s typically said by those who are opposed in one way or another to the Black Lives Matter movement. 

NACEDA - Statement on CRA Rule Change

May 21, 2020
Today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced a final CRA rule with a list of CRA qualifying activities. Comptroller Joseph Otting, the Trump appointee who pushed through this rulemaking, is expected to resign later this week.

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

May 18, 2020
At Greater Ohio Policy Center, we monitor the news daily to learn more about the sustainable growth initiatives and related developments in our state and beyond that affect Ohio. Below are articles that caught our attention over the last few weeks, and we thought they might interest you as well.

NACEDA Network News

April 24, 2020
NACEDA Advocates for Equitable Paycheck Protection Program

On The Go: News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

April 16, 2020
Ohio’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) lend money to people and in places where conventional lending is scarce. The majority of Ohio’s CDFI loan funds are members of the Ohio CDFI Network, which GOPC staffs.

What is Our Heritage?

By Jack Riordan   |  March 30, 2020
What is Our Heritage?
Because of my long, but spotty history with the GOP, (I voted for Nixon the first Time) the Heritage Foundation sent me a letter; there is a debate in DC about the “proper use of taxpayer’s money, and the constitutional role of the federal government,” they asked that I fill out  “Questionnaire 114” as well as send them a few bucks which I’ve never done.

On The Go: News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

March 18, 2020
State of Ohio Providing Resources for those Impacted by COVID-19 Outbreak

NACEDA Network News

February 27, 2020
NACEDA Network News - 2020 off to a fast start!

On The Go: News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

February 21, 2020
News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

COHHIO Breaking Ground - Winter Edition

February 21, 2020
News from The Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

Action Alert: Comments for CRA Reform

February 14, 2020
There is real fear that the net effect will decrease lending and access to capital in the communities that need it the most. A modest 10% decrease in CRA lending would cause Ohio to realize a loss of $975 million in LMI mortgage and small business lending over five years.

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

January 10, 2020
At Greater Ohio Policy Center, we monitor the news daily to learn more about the sustainable growth initiatives and related developments in our state and beyond that affect Ohio. Below are articles that caught our attention over the last few weeks.

On The Go: News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

December 19, 2019
Ohio's champion for urban revitalization and sustainable growth

COHHIO - Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 13, 2019
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the state, Homeless families were housed, thus spared a cold fate. Funding for local homeless agencies was a flowing Now that the Ohio Housing Trust Fund was growing.

Breaking Ground - News from The Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

December 3, 2019
Advocating for people experiencing housing problems can be a frustrating job. In a political system that trades on money and influence, it's tough to get politicians to focus on the needs of people who have neither.

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

September 23, 2019
News Clips from The Greater Ohio Policy Center

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

August 23, 2019
At Greater Ohio Policy Center, we monitor the news daily to learn more about the sustainable growth initiatives and related developments in our state and beyond that affect Ohio. Below are articles that caught our attention over the last few weeks, and we thought they might interest you as well.

Trying to Understand Those Who Do Not See the USA As I Do

By Jack Riordan   |  August 9, 2019
Watching fireworks on TV with a grandson, my wife and I on the big screen TV, and the little guy on his iPad, I realized just how addicted to comfort and convenience I have become. It's a far cry from my exploratory youth

White Superiority Complex

By Jack Riordan   |  June 30, 2019
White Superiority Complex
Bread For the World Made a very revealing presentation at our April Quarterly Meeting on the government sources of the Racial Wealth Gap and our unrecognized guilt of the persistent poverty of most African Americans; an issue that has troubled me for a long time. Why?

NACEDA Network News

June 14, 2019
National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations

GOPC Releases Recommendation for Transporation Budget Ahead of Conference Committee

March 27, 2019
News from Greater Ohio Policy Center - Press Release

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

March 22, 2019
At Greater Ohio Policy Center, we monitor the news daily to learn more about the sustainable growth initiatives and related developments in our state and beyond that affect Ohio. Below are articles that caught our attention over the last few weeks, and we thought they might interest you as well. If you have an article you would like to share with us, please email it to Maria Walliser-Wejebe at mwalliser-wejebe@greaterohio.org.


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