What’s he got to say? Kemper Project manager remains muzzled

Ohio House adds, deletes ban on local hiring quotas

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

City of Akron

Frst it was there. Then it wasn’t. What seemed like a minor provision in the Ohio biennial transportation budget turned into a big to-do when supporters and opponents learned about it.

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Competing bills ban cell phones in school zones and distracted driving

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  News, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments


As expected, the ban on distracted driving was stripped out of the transportation budget by the Ohio House and was introduced as a stand-alone bill. But now there are two bills that create texting and distracted driving bans that are up for consideration – and it’s no surprise they conflict with each other.

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What will Obamacare expansion cost Ohio taxpayers?

By   /  February 24, 2015  /  Health Care, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Ohio taxpayers should brace for sticker shock from Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion by 2017 at the latest.

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Two Ohio bills would create new dependency class, experts say

By   /  February 23, 2015  /  News, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

www.pedbikeimages.org/Kevin Whited

A proposed texting, distracted driving ban isn’t the only bill that would use fine money to pay for something low-income families can’t afford. A Senate bill requiring all kids to wear bike helmets follows the same path in creating a dependency class.

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Two-thirds of Ohio’s Obamacare enrollees are on Medicaid

By   /  February 23, 2015  /  Health Care, News, Ohio  /  No Comments


More than two-thirds of the Ohioans insured under Obamacare are covered by the law’s optional Medicaid expansion.

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Labor unions fund 22 of 23 Ohio Senate Republicans

By   /  February 19, 2015  /  Labor, News, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Sen. Kris Jordan is the only Republican member of the Ohio Senate who didn’t take donations from labor unions in 2014.

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