Watchdog Podcast: Which governor-turned-presidential-candidate has the best shot?

By   /  July 31, 2015  /  Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, New Jersey, Ohio, Politics & Elections, State Government, Texas, Wisconsin  /  No Comments


In this week’s episode, host Eric Boehm is joined by a roundtable of Watchdog reporters who have spent time covering four of the governors who are now running for the White House. Matt Kittle, Mark Lisheron, Mark Lagerkvist and Jason Hart share their perspectives on, respectively, Gov. Scott Walker, of Wisconsin; former Gov. Rick Perry, of Texas; Gov. Chris Christie, of New Jersey; and Gov. John Kasich, of Ohio.

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In the dark: Ohio sunshine committee hasn’t met, and no one can make it

By   /  July 31, 2015  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

Photo credit: State of Ohio

Ohio’s Sunshine Review Committee has not yet met and it may be that no one can force it to.

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Toledo officials should have known better

By   /  July 30, 2015  /  Commentary, Ohio  /  No Comments

Data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

The City of Toledo announced a hiring freeze and other budget cuts due to a projected $4-6 million deficit. But it should have been obvious to anyone paying attention that Toledo’s 2015 budgeted revenue was too high to start.

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Ohio review committee could kill useless boards — if it ever meets

By   /  July 28, 2015  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments


Hundreds of Ohio boards and commissions are on the choppping block – but only if the Sunset Review Committee actually meets.

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Nanny State of the Week: Town officials mandate mowing

By   /  July 27, 2015  /  Accountability, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, News, Ohio, Power Abuse  /  No Comments


Local officials in St. Alban’s Township, Ohio, want residents to destroy two years’ worth of work on a small-scale nature preserve.

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Gov. Kasich’s Obamacare Roadshow returns to New Hampshire

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Health Care, National, New Hampshire, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign is finally official, but his support for Obamacare expansion remains unchanged.

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