Senators Vance and Hassan Introduce Continuous Skilled Nursing Quality Improvement Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators JD Vance (R-OH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Continuous Skilled Nursing Quality Improvement Act, which would redefine “private duty nursing services” as “continuous skilled nursing services,” remove outdated provider red tape, and mandate that the Secretary of Health and Human Services convene a working group to establish national quality standards of care for these services.Read full story

January and February Payments Await Producers Not Enrolled in 2024 Dairy Margin Coverage

Dairy Producers in Ohio Reminded to Enroll in 2024 DMC by April 29   

COLUMBUS, OHIO, APRIL 17, 2024– The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging dairy producers to enroll by April 29, 2024, for 2024 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC), an important safety net program that helps offset milk and feed price differences.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook – April 17, 2024

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
443 AM EDT Wed Apr 17 2024...

Ashtabula Inland-Hancock-Seneca-Huron-Medina-Summit-Portage-Trumbull-
Holmes-Knox-Ashtabula Lakeshore-Northern Erie-Southern Erie-
443 AM EDT Wed Apr 17 2024

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for north central Ohio, northeast
Ohio, northwest Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania.
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IRS Delivers Strong 2024 Tax Filing Season; Expands Services for Millions of People on Phones, In-Person and Online with Expanded Funding


WASHINGTON — With the April tax filing deadline here, the Internal Revenue Service highlighted a variety of improvements that dramatically expanded service for millions of taxpayers during the 2024 filing season.

Through Inflation Reduction Act funding, the IRS continued to expand taxpayer service levels not seen in more than a decade with double-digit gains occurring in critical areas.Read full story

Brown Urges Administration to Prioritize E15 Fuel

“American biofuels remain a straightforward, no-cost solution to shoring up our energy supply and reducing consumer costs,

and issuing a waiver for the 2024 summer driving season remains in the public’s best interest.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in urging President Biden to permit the summertime sale of E15 fuel.Read full story