Conservative efforts draw applause at Criminal Justice Reform Summit

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Kentucky, National, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Democratic leaders at a summit of unique sponsors for criminal justice reform praised the work Republicans are doing on the issue.

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Ohio’s reliance on food stamps remains near record high

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  News, Ohio, State Government, Stimulus  /  No Comments

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Ohioans’ reliance on food stamps decreased last year, yet it remains higher than at any time before the 2007-09 recession.

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Ohio No. 1 in transparency, but still has work to do

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

ONLINE CHECKBOOK: Ohio's online checkbook is the primary reason the state jumped to top in the nation for spending transparency

Josh Mandel was surprised to learn that Ohio went from 46 to first in the nation when it comes to public spending websites. “But that number one ranking has just affirmed that what we’re doing has set a new standard for government transparency,” the state treasurer said.

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You can’t drive 75 — at least, not in Ohio

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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A proposal to raise the speed limit on some Ohio highways to 75 mph was nixed Tuesday by a conference committee reconciling the House and Senate versions of the Transportation bill.

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John Kasich’s Ohio: Bigger government, mediocre job growth

By   /  March 24, 2015  /  New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich is visiting New Hampshire to promote an “Ohio Story” of hope, economic growth and fiscal responsibility. Is his tale true?

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Taxpayers help build Ohio hotel with ‘green’ SBA loan

By   /  March 23, 2015  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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A loan guaranteed by federal taxpayers is being used to build Centre Park of West Chester, a Holiday Inn and conference center north of Cincinnati.

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