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WKBN: Brown: Citizens need protection from trains with hazardous materials

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown was in Youngstown on Monday, building support for his plan to make dangerous oil trains a bit safer. Brown, D-Ohio, started working on this issue after 27 Investigates reported on major oil train routes crossing the Mahoning Valley. These routes transport millions of gallons of explosive crude…

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Cleveland.com: Sen. Sherrod Brown seeks to stop waste, mismanagement of charter schools

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown blasted Ohio’s charter school system for having rampant waste and fraud Thursday as he spelled out the main goals of a national charter school accountability bill he proposed this week. “We want to make sure these charter schools effectively educate children,” Brown said. “Right now they’re not.” Among his major proposals:…

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Cincinnati.com Op-Ed: Why Ohio needs Export-Import Bank

The U.S. Export-Import Bank has for decades been one of America’s most effective tools to help businesses in Ohio and across our country grow, create jobs, and compete in the global economy. But Congress’ failure to renew the bank’s charter before it expired at the end of June will put export-related Ohio jobs at risk…

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The Crescent News Op-Ed: Paying Ohioans the overtime they’ve earned

Too many Ohioans are still struggling in today’s economy. They work hard, but still have trouble getting by. For many workers, it feels as though the harder and longer they work, the less they have to show for it. They aren’t imagining things. Over the past three decades, wages for American workers have stagnated, while…

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Toledo News Now: Senator Sherrod Brown calls for funding, resources to end human trafficking in northwest Ohio

Every year more than 1,000 children become victims of human trafficking in Ohio. Experts say Toledo ranks as one of the top five places in the country for those crimes to occur, which is why Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is calling for new funding and resources to combat human trafficking in northwest Ohio. He initiated the justice…

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Women Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work

The Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy 52 years ago this month, so you’d think by now women who do the same work as men would get paid the same wages — wouldn’t you? Unfortunately, you’d be wrong. In Ohio, women earn 82.7 cents to the dollar compared to…

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Cleveland.com: With taxpayer money, for-profit colleges spend massively on marketing; Sherrod Brown wants to ban the practice

The practices of for-profit career colleges — and claims that some rip off students and taxpayers — are coming before Congress again, this time with a threat that could cost the colleges money.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants to make it impossible for any college to use federal money for marketing, advertising or recruiting — a restriction he says would stop profiteering and recruiting abuses. A two-year Senate education committee investigation in 2012 found that for-profit colleges spent more than 20 percent of their revenues on marketing and recruitment, which was more than many spent on instruction.

Much of that revenue came from federal student-aid programs, and some was supposed to help military veterans.