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Ron's Journal

Addressing poverty by "de-toxing" our charity

2/15/2016

Since 2013 a signficant and growing portion of my legislative efforts focuses on the challenge of undersourced citizens in our comunities across Ohio. One of the most interesting books I've read is Toxic Charity, by Robert Lupton.

He was in Ohio in early February and presented with a panel on the question of moving from approaches to poverty that feed dependency to the more challenging approach of developing people to move up and out of their difficulties. You can watch this discussion at this link.

A synopsis and snippets from the discussion is also provided on the next page ...

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Addressing Poverty

2/12/2016

Since 2013 a signficant and growing portion of my legislative efforts focuses on the challenge of undersourced citizens in our comunities across Ohio. One of the most interesting books I've read is Toxic Charity, by Robert Lupton.

He was in Ohio in early February and presented with a panel on the question of moving from approaches to poverty that feed dependency to the more challenging approach of developing people to move up and out of their difficulties. You can watch this discussion at this link.

A synopsis and snippets from the discussion is also provided on the next page ...

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Protecting our state constitution from monopolistic special interests

6/30/2015

Do you believe the audacity of those who ask voters to describe their properties in our Ohio Constitutuion and give them monopoly or cartel exclusive rights to a business proposition? It has already happened once with four casino locations around Ohio. Now a marijuana cartel is seeking to put their farms in exclusive rights to grow and sell marijuana.

Yesterday I testified in the Ohio Senate on a proposal to voters for this Fall that would prohibit monopolistic interests from using the initiative process to carve an advantageous place for themsleves in our state constitution. 

Here is my testimony on the proposed ballot language that the Ohio House passed last week by a vote of 81-12.

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