Obamacare expansion passes Ohio governor’s July 2015 projection

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Health Care, News, Obamacare, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Ohio Medicaid enrollment under Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare expansion hit 367,395 in August, passing the Republican governor’s projection for July 2015.

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Have Gov. Kasich’s cuts slashed Ohio teacher salaries?

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  Education, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Average teacher salaries have dropped in 300 Ohio public school districts since Gov. John Kasich took office in 2011, but have increased in 259 districts.

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Settlement reduces Ohio teachers’ forced union fees

By   /  September 15, 2014  /  News, Ohio, unions  /  No Comments

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Ohio’s largest labor union will issue partial fee refunds and reduce mandatory “fair share” fees taken from teachers under a class-action settlement approved by a federal judge on Sept. 9.

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Ohio false statement law declared unconstitutional

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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After four years and a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, an Ohio law that made it a crime to utter false statements about a candidate or politician has been declared unconstitutional.

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Do charter schools siphon money from traditional public schools?

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

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It’s a familiar complaint: community schools siphon money from traditional public schools. In Ohio, that’s true, but only if you look at a single funding source.

Ohio’s school funding is complicated, which makes it hard for citizens to decipher and easy for special interests to spin.

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Ohio teachers, paid an average of $61,000, ready to strike

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  News, Ohio, unions  /  No Comments

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A teachers union whose members are paid an average of over $61,000 announced on Monday its intent to strike starting Sept. 19 after weeks of what the school district describes as “bad faith bargaining.”

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