From the daily archives: Friday, June 4, 2010

The Chillicothe Gazette covered another series of public events local Democratic officials have been hold to highlight what John Kasich’s income tax repeal would mean for local government budgets (and, therefore, likely local homeowners’ property tax rates!)

One of the sponsors of State Representative John Adams’ bill, which calls for a ten-year timeline now says he did it because…

But State Rep. David Daniels, R-Greenfield, said the bill isn’t even close to being passed. He signed on as a co-sponsor of the legislation.

“I just wanted to allow discussion on ways to make Ohio more competitive,” Daniels said. “I […]

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Effective video. My response? Anger. Yours?

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When they weren’t busy end scientific practices that don’t seem to exist in Ohio anyways, the Republican-lead State Senate was able to reach an agreement with the Democratic House on restructuring the State’s tangible property tax credit so that it ceases to be a barrier to the development of renewable energy projects in the State.

As Dave Harding at ProgressOhio noted, the State’s tangible property tax was four to ten times higher than neighboring States taxes for renewable power projects.

From the Governor’s office:

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland released the following statement on the passage of Senate Bill […]

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The Southern Poverty Law Center’s blog has provided lots of great reading this week including this post about Dale Robertson – a leader in the Tea Party movement and the founder of

Robertson attacked President Obama for spending Memorial Day weekend with his family in Chicago instead of laying a wreath at Arlington Cemetery. The attack itself isn’t that surprising and in the big world of political spin isn’t much of a problem. Conservative attacks against Democrats – and even against less conservative members of their own party – often follow the Mr/Ms. X did Y therefore he/she […]

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Having solved every other problem in Ohio, the Ohio Senate found itself apparently with time to spare, so they decided that they needed to end the non-existent practice of creating human-animal hybrids.

Then they went to Ohio Senate-Lobbyist Summer camp which Senate President Bill Harris is all excited about making a leather wallet and Senate Majority Floor Leader totally expects to kiss his first girl.

What the hell am I supposed to do with an entire stable of centaurs that I was raising to race once slot machines were permitted at horse racing tracks leading to […]

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Despite the fact that he once wrote a post in which he claimed that the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution does not explicitly afford a right to counsel (a post he long since scrubbed in embarrassment), Naugle likes to fancy himself a legal expert despite no qualifications whatsoever.  Even though time after time, Matt Naugle’s foray into legal writing is just a laughable joke.

Earlier this week, Naugle even claimed there was a constitutional right to reckless driving.

Now, Naugle is asking his conservative readers to blatant violate […]

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Kumbaya!  The world after a tough primary fight can look a bit difficult for the losing side, yes.  Especially if you’re the guy who was the loudest blogger for the losing side.  So you’ve all probably noticed a little Plund-awkwardness here from my end.  Aside from becoming insanely busy with work and running for office, I’m finding it hard to blog about the Senate race.

But as you all know, I like nothing better than a philosophical argument of existential proportion, and this summer and fall in Ohio, thanks to BP and Lehman Brothers, we have that argument.  Ted Strickland […]

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