Jason Hart - Watchdog.org

Jason is an Ohio-based reporter covering labor issues for Watchdog.org, with a focus on right-to-work, public employee unions and Obamacare. Before joining Watchdog, Jason was communications director for Media Trackers Ohio. His work has been featured at FoxNews.com, Hot Air, The Daily Signal, RedState, Townhall and elsewhere. His investigations into labor union spending and Obamacare's Medicaid expansion have been cited by national commentators including Jim Geraghty, Michelle Malkin, Erick Erickson, Dana Loesch and Mark Levin. Jason can be reached on Twitter at @jasonahart and by email at [email protected]

Ohio lawmaker wants to free workers, unions from forced representation

By   /  May 16, 2016  /  Labor, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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An Ohio lawmaker wants to solve unions’ biggest complaint about the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association lawsuit in case the petitioners win.

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Ohio’s budget-busting Medicaid expansion trend continues

By   /  May 11, 2016  /  Health Care, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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If Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign had taken off the way his Medicaid expansion did, he would have won more than one primary.

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West Virginia unions will sue to keep taking mandatory dues

By   /  May 11, 2016  /  Labor, National, News, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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West Virginia AFL-CIO officials, furious about a new law stopping unions from collecting mandatory fees, announced last week their plan to fight back with a lawsuit.

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‘Financial reality is not negotiable’: Puerto Rico bankruptcy could send dangerous signal to states

By   /  May 6, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, National, New Jersey, New York, News, State Budgets  /  No Comments

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Puerto Rico defaulted on a $370 million bond payment on Monday, but a congressional restructuring of the territory’s debt could set a dangerous precedent for states.

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West Virginia activists see hope for more right-to-work states

By   /  May 4, 2016  /  Kentucky, Labor, National, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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Activists who fought to make West Virginia a right-to-work state see opportunity for other states in their success.

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Embracing Obamacare still no recipe for Republican success

By   /  May 2, 2016  /  Commentary, Health Care, National, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich bills himself as the most electable Republican presidential candidate, but he’s strangling the party’s strongest health care message.

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