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Lawmakers, police team up to prevent crime through early childhood education


MARK: MAKING CHILDREN A PRIORITY. THATS WHAT THE GOVERNOR SAYS HIS GOAL IS FOR HIS ADMINISTRATION COLLEEN: AND OUR OHIO STATEHOUSE NEWSROOM REPORTER JASON AUBRY SHOWS US HOW LEGISLATORS ARE SIEZING ON THAT OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH FINANCIAL…. AND IN SOME CASES… PRACTICAL MEANS. JASON AUBRY: “WHEN IT COMES TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION OR HEADSTART PROGRAMS LIKE THE ONE HERE, EXPERTS TELL ME THE KEYS TO SUCCESS START WITH ONE THING – READING.” NAT – SEN. KUNZE READING “BRIAN IS MY BEST FRIEND” HERE AT THE BOSTIC HEAD START CENTER, A POLICE CHIEF AND A STATE SENATOR TOOK TIME TO READ TO CHILDREN MONDAY. NAT – SEN. KUNZE READING “IT IS WORSE THAN WE FEARED. OH NO, WE ARE DOOMED. THAT MAY SOUND DRAMATIC, BUT IT’S NOT FAR OFF THE MARK FOR SOME… ACCORDING TO POLICE CHIEF RICK BUTSKO. “THERE IS DEFINITELY A NEXUS BETWEEN LOWEST SOCIOECONOMIC CLASS AND CRIME.” HE AND SENATOR KUNZE WANT TO SEE MORE KIDS READING AT AN EARLY AGE TO HELP PREVENT CRIME DOWN THE ROAD. “IT’S IMPORTANT THAT OF ALL THE FUNDING INITIATIVES THAT WE TAKE CARE OF THE MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE AND THE CHILDREN; ESPECIALLY THOSE LOWEST SOCIOECONOMIC CLASSES FALL INTO THAT CATEGORY.” “WE SPEND A LOT OF TIME AT THE STATEHOUSE TALKING ABOUT DOWNSTREAM ISSUES AND REALLY WHEN WE CAN MAKE INVESTMENTS UPSTREAM, IN EARLY CHILDHOOD, I THINK WE’LL SEE A RETURN ON INVESTMENT.” EXEC. DIR. OF FIGHT CRIME: INVEST IN KIDS, MICHAEL HARLOW WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT INVESTMENT REACH MORE PEOPLE BY BUMPING ELIGIBILITY FOR PROGRAMS LIKE THESE TO 150% OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL. “IN BETWEEN THAT 130 AND 150 PERCENT OF FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL THERE’S A LOT OF WORKING FAMILIES, TWO- INCOME EARNERS THAT ARE DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN JUST TO KEEP A ROOF OVER THEIR HEAD.” IN THE MEANTIME, PLACES LIKE THE BOSTIC CENTER WILL CONTINUE TO PREPARE THESE KIDS FOR KINDERGARTEN, ONE BOOK AT A TIME. NAT – SEN. KUNZE READING “HAVE FUN WITH YOUR NEW FRIEND.” JASON AUBRY: I’VE BEEN TOLD THAT IF THEY DO INCREASE ELIGIBILITY TO 150 PERCENT THAT WOULD BE AMAZING, BUT THEN THE NEXT BIG ISSUE TO RESOLVE WOULD BE A LACK OF SPACE. LOCAL FOR YOU, JASON AUBRY, NBC4.” COLLEEN: ACCUSED OF MAKING TERRORIST THREATS AGAINST A LOCAL SCHOOL COMING UP NEW AT FIVE THIRTY, THE CHARGES ONE COLUMBUS MAN IS

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