Has mandatory unionization cost Ohioans income?

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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By Stephanie Kreuz | WatchdogWire.com
Does right-to-work add more to your pocketbook?
Richard Vedder, a professor of economics at Ohio University, thinks so. Twenty-four states have “right-to-work” laws, but Ohio isn’t one of them. And he presents evidence showing Ohioans income may have paid a price.
A study, published with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, compared states that force employees to [...]

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Minimum wage supporters push ‘live the wage’ challenge

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Can one person survive on just $77 a week? Former Gov. Ted Strickland and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan are going to try.

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People will abuse powdered alcohol, OH lawmakers say

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Powdered alcohol seems like a brilliant idea that should make consumers happy while earning profits for the inventor and retailers – but not so fast. Even though it’s not yet available for sale, two Ohio legislators want to ban it.

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Will donors punish GOP outliers on election law?

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  Alabama, Elections, Indiana, Michigan, National, New Jersey, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Supreme Court, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

DUE DILIGENCE: Rep. Charles Dent took "great pains to make certain that nothing would penalize states."

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than two-thirds of the Republican co-sponsors of a controversial voter bill have gone silent.
They have good reason to lay low, says one election-law attorney.
U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., author of the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014, said he’s proud to work with the American Civil Liberties Union and [...]

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Ohio State faces lawsuit over campus gun ban

By   /  July 11, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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You can’t carry a gun on the campus of The Ohio State University. Nor can you possess, in and around campus housing, any chemical and dry ice bombs, explosives, bows and arrows, darts, fireworks, knives, paint guns, BB guns, pellet guns, airsoft guns, Tasers/stun-guns, nightsticks, and martial arts implements. But maybe not for long.

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Ohio caseworkers to get bonuses for simply doing their jobs

By   /  July 9, 2014  /  Commentary, Ohio  /  No Comments

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There was a nice bonus included in Ohio’s Mid-Biennium Budget Review bill – literally. A section in House Bill 483 established a new bonus program for county Job & Family Service caseworkers who do their job.

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