From the daily archives: Saturday, June 5, 2010

News came out yesterday from some Grover Norquist, anti-tax group that John Kasich signed some pledge not to raise taxes.


Governor Strickland spent the past three and a half years – in the middle of the worst recession any one can remember – actually doing what Kasich’s signature on this pledge seems to promise. Actually, he’s done even more: “Ohio now has the lowest business taxes in the Midwest and personal income taxes have been cut by almost 17% since 2004.”

Got any new ideas besides bankrupting the state John?

Didn’t think so.

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On Thursday Senate Republicans voted to end the inmate work program at the Governor’s residence. This was, of course, an obvious political play to get some extra cycles out of the recent story about two inmates caught drinking at the residence. I’m not exactly sure how they think this will embarrass the Governor, but that seems to be their objective. It is an election year, after all.

It’s pretty unlikely the bill will ever be taken up by the House let alone pass. But this type of action clearly shows that Senate Republicans are more interested in scoring political […]

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