Ohio’s press eager to help Gov. Kasich enshrine Obamacare

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Elections, News, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Gov. John Kasich’s expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare has Ohio newspaper editors excited for his all-but-certain reelection next Tuesday.

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Accountability hard to enforce in school levy campaigns

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Chris Finney knows a little something about accountability and making sure Ohio school districts follow campaign laws. As the lead attorney and one of the founders of COAST, he’s taken the Cincinnati Public Schools to court many times to get them to comply.

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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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