From the daily archives: Monday, January 3, 2011

Just received word that outgoing Lt. Governor/’10 U.S. Senate candidate  Lee Fisher is one of four finalists to be the next law school at Cleveland State.

Given his ability to fundraise in the area and his background as a former Ohio Attorney General, this makes sense for both Cleveland State and Fisher.

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We’re a week away for Kasich taking office and we still don’t know:

What, if any, Cabinet-level agency Lt. Governor Mary Taylor will be responsible for (rumored to be Commerce). What, beyond a Cabinet agency, will Mary Taylor’s role be in the Administration. Who’s going to be in charge of the Ohio Department of Development. Who’s going to be in charge of the Aging Department. Who’s going to be in charge of the Health Department. Who’s going to be in charge of the Department of Job and Family Services. Who’s going to be in charge of the Ohio Lottery. Who […]

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The University of Akron’s Bliss Institute drafted a report titled “Mapping the Republican Sweep: The 2010 Election Results in Ohio.”  The report, yet again, puts to rest any notion that Cuyahoga County cost Governor Strickland the election.

Take a look a these maps:

This first map shows where the Republican candidates made gains compared to the Republican slate in 2006.  Lucas, Athens, Cuyahoga, and Franklin Counties are the only counties where the Republicans saw their mean percentage of votes drop from 2006 to 2010.  They saw huge increases in western Ohio (including in Montgomery County), coupled […]

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When Governor Ted Strickland was inaugurated four years ago on the west lawn of the Ohio Statehouse, the Cincinnati Enquirer at the time estimated that over 5,000 people showed up to watch the free event.

Governor-elect John Kasich returned to the smaller, more private venues  past Republican Governors used in announcing that his inauguration ceremony would take place in the Ohio Theater, which seats less than 2,800.

On December 21st, the Governor-elect’s transition committee announced that it was now taking reservations for free tickets to Kasich’s inauguration:

The committee said today that demand for public tickets […]

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