Arming teachers, $1 billion for Intel and transgender kids

Katie R. Ochoa
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at Columbus State Community College on March 17, 2022, during an announcement detailing Intel's plans to invest $50 million in grant funding directly to Ohio colleges and universities in the next decade.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at Columbus Point out Local community University on March 17, 2022, for the duration of an announcement detailing Intel’s options to spend $50 million in grant funding right to Ohio schools and universities in the future 10 years.

Ohio could be getting new rules for arming lecturers in school rooms and new restrictions on who can participate in on woman sports groups. But voters have not designed up their minds however in the U.S. Senate race.

We break down what it all means on this week’s episode of Ohio Politics Defined.

It’s a podcast from the Usa Right now Community Ohio Bureau the place we catch you up on the state’s political information in 15 minutes or considerably less. This 7 days, host Anna Staver was joined by reporter Haley BeMiller.

1) Principles for arming academics

Ohio Republicans despatched a monthly bill to Gov. Mike DeWine this week that would decrease the whole number of demanded coaching several hours for instructors who want to keep firearms in their classrooms.

Property Monthly bill 99 has a laundry list of schooling needs like first assist, de-escalation and realistic shooter simulations. But its total amount of education hours appears to be 24, nicely beneath the latest requirement of peace officer instruction (728 hours).

Republicans mentioned this was them executing anything immediately after the Texas faculty taking pictures, but Democrats said HB 99 was the wrong alternative.

2) A billion thank yous

Intel will get a total of $1 billion from Ohio’s money spending budget. The two-yr budget for building assignments and other one particular-time expenses all over the state also integrated $200 million for state park advancements and $100 million for school security grants.

In a statement, Intel Main International Opoerations Officer Keyvan Esfarjani thanked condition lawmakers, indicating the business “enormously values the aid.”

3) Transgender university student athletes

Late Wednesday night time, Ohio Republicans took a invoice about a teacher residency system and added an amendment to ban transgender ladies from enjoying on female sporting activities groups.

And if there is any concern about a student’s gender, the child in question must get a signed statement from a medical doctor verifying it.

4) State of the state

The United states Now Community and Suffolk University teamed up to poll Ohioans on anything from abortion to the races for governor and U.S. Senate.

The effects confirmed a near race involving J.D. Vance and Tim Ryan, but a larger gap concerning DeWine and his challenger Nan Whaley.

Listen to “Ohio Politics Discussed” on Spotify, Apple, Google Podcasts and TuneIn Radio. The episode is also out there by clicking the url in this article.

The United states Currently Community Ohio Bureau serves The Columbus Dispatch, Cincinnati Enquirer, Akron Beacon Journal and 18 other affiliated news businesses throughout Ohio.

This write-up originally appeared on The Columbus Dispatch: Ohio Politics podcast: Arming teachers, transgender athletes and Intel

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