Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
Republican AGs Say They’ll Continue With Health Care Challenge
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and six other Republican AGs say theyâ€™ll continue with their legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, despite the Supreme Courtâ€™s recent upholding of most of the law.
DeWine and the other attorneys general contend the law violates the religious freedoms of groups who oppose contraceptives.
The other states suiting are Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas.
Constitutional law experts say it isn’t a frivolous lawsuit, noting that recent Supreme Court rulings showed sympathies for religious organizations being burdened by government.
The Justice Department wants the lawsuit dismissed. The Obama administration is working on a compromise and has agreed not to enforce the rule until August 2013.