Presidential Candidates Back In Ohio, And Treasurer Talks Special Savings Accounts And More
It’s already starting to feel like late summer – and not just because of the weather. This week brought both the presidential candidates who are likely to lead their parties on the ballot this fall to Ohio. The state is still looking into exactly how a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in an abortion case out of Texas might affect the nine abortion clinics here in Ohio. Pro-choice advocates such as Jaime Miracle with NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio say the ruling sends a message about those regulations, and future ones. But while anti-abortion activists are reeling from the decision, activists such as Mike Gonidakis with Ohio Right to Life say they don’t think it will have much of an effect on Ohio’s abortion clinics and laws. And Gonidakis, who was among several hundred evangelical Christian leaders invited to meet with Donald Trump last week, said he'll be supporting Trump primarily because he believes the Republican would appoint Supreme Court justices he calls pro-life.
A few weeks ago Ohio became the first state in the country to offer investment accounts for individuals living with disabilities. These 529-style accounts, called STABLE accounts – are designed to help people with disabilities save money without losing their disability benefits. This week I talked about that, and a few other things, with state treasurer Josh Mandel.