From the daily archives: Thursday, August 16, 2007

I’m almost starting to feel bad for David Brennan- he just can’t seem to catch a break.

Even Mary Taylor, our Republican State Auditor, who received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the Brennan family, is beating on Brennan and his for-profit charter school business…

State Auditor Mary Taylor slapped 19 community schools operated by White Hat Management in Akron for abusive business practices.

A spokesman for her office said this was believed to be the first time a for-profit charter school in Ohio had been cited for abuse in an annual audit.

The audit complained […]

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Deb Pryce, our Representative here in Ohio’s 15th District, is supposed to announcing her retirement today.

Which is more great news for Mary Jo Kilroy. Not only was Mary Jo able to avoid the expense of a primary (after Brooks recently dropped out), but now she won’t be running against an incumbant opponent either.

Rumor has it that former Ohio Attorney General James Petro might seek the seat.

I’m guessing Petro will get little support from righty blogs like RAB who have labeled him a “a pro-abortion pro-gambling Cuyahoga County Republican with an extensive liberal record”.

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Ohio’s major manufacturers (and the largest power consumers in the state) are pushing back against deregulation of the electricity market.

Members of the Ohio Coalition for Affordable Power said Wednesday they will back legislation that would halt the move to market-based electric rates before deregulation kicks in fully in January 2009.

Otherwise, coalition members fear their rates could double in an unregulated market, said Alan McCoy, a vice president with Middletown-based AK Steel Corp. (NYSE:AKS)

“This is a huge problem with a known deadline that is nearing,” he said.

AK Steel is one of more than 25 manufacturers […]

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