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Jason was formerly a reporter for Watchdog.org

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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