From the daily archives: Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Not only is Strickland getting things done- but he is, thankfully, doing things differently than the previous two Governors.


Strickland is not like predecessors

By Dennis Willard

COLUMBUS – After two months in office, whether you like or loathe him, agree or disagree with his ideas, Gov. Ted Strickland is making decisions that put to rest the voters’ lament that there is no clear choice offered in elections.

Strickland has already taken several steps that stand him in sharp contrast with Bob Taft and George Voinovich, his predecessors.

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It seems the “Godzilla Gang” – the annointed ones who get to tell us what is and what isn’t an “important issue” have weighed in on global warming and the action of the National Association of Evangelicals in talking about the moral implications of taking action on global warming:

Leaders of several conservative Christian groups have sent a letter urging the National Association of Evangelicals to force its policy director in Washington to stop speaking out on global warming.

The conservative leaders say they are not convinced that global warming is human-induced or that human intervention can prevent it. […]

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Cordray Checks In

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Come on, Rich… if you want people to remember your name, maybe you can add it to the highway signs?

Welcome to Ohio
Richard Cordray, Treasurer

Or maybe you could just try to be really good at your current job before you start running for something better.


Treasurer aims to take state’s due personally
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Mark NaymikPlain Dealer Politics Writer

Writing a check to the state treasurer?

Better make it personal.

As head of arguably the least-glamorous statewide office, Ohio Treasurer Richard Cordray wants to see his […]

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Consider me unsurprised.

“Teenagers are being put in the position of doing tasks that are either illegal or dangerous,” said lead author Carol Runyan, of the University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center.

Although enforcement of laws could be improved, she said, “the real burden lies with employers.”

37 percent of teens younger than 16 said they had worked after 7 p.m. on a school night, a violation of federal rules for that age group. 16 percent of teens younger than 16 reported they had worked past 9 p.m. on a school night. 47 percent of teens […]

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