Tax group says Ohio is one of the least business-friendly states

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  News, Ohio, State Government  /  No Comments

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Ohio came in 44th in a new Tax Foundation index of state business tax climates, dropping from 42nd in last year’s index.

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Union bosses investing in Ohio Senate Republicans

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  News, Ohio, unions  /  No Comments

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Labor groups supporting big government and forced union dues donated $178,867 to eight Republican incumbents in the Ohio Senate during the latest campaign finance period.

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Is Ohio school district using public money to campaign?

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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On Oct. 24, Brad Reynolds received a text message from Maumee City Schools: “Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser tonight at Maumee High School.” But according to Reynolds, that’s illegal.

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An easy solution to Ohio’s double-dipping problem

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Commentary, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Double-dipping: when a public employee retires, begins collecting a pension and then returns to the same position (and often the same pay) they retired from. It’s legal in Ohio and practiced by a large number of individuals, but it’s become an issue in a local levy campaign.

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Ohio Supreme Court suspends judge

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Accountability, judicial accountability, Ohio, Power Abuse, State Government, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Brad Matthews | WatchdogWire.com
Embattled Judge Tracie Hunter was suspended without pay from her position Tuesday, by the Ohio State Supreme Court after her conviction on Oct. 14 on charges of unlawful interest in a public contract.
She had been suspended with pay in January, when her she was indicted.
While the jury returned a decision on the unlawful interest [...]

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OSU rabbit massage study is No. 2 for wasteful spending

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Commentary, Ohio  /  No Comments

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The Ohio State University is ranked #2! Not in football, mind you, but for a research project characterized as “Swedish Massages for Rascally Rabbits.”

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