From the daily archives: Friday, January 14, 2011

Yesterday’s Gongwer report had an interesting article about a possible proposal to privatize the State’s liquor monopoly. The proposal was referenced by John Kasich as a news conference last week. According to Kasich this could raise $1-1.5 billion in one time money for this budget.

Reporters at the news service were smart enough to request a copy of the proposal the Governor referenced and it turns out it came from a boutique investment banking shop in Northeast Ohio called Western Reserve Partners, LLC.

An investment bank with interest in privatization? That’s got to be completely altruistic, right?

Um, […]

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It’s absolutely not fair to compare the speaking skills of John Kasich to President Obama.

But I’m going to do it anyway…

The President gave one of his best speeches in months.

Kasich rambled on (ht Marc Kovac) about budgets and transformation and transportation and concrete and “that kid” and “that lady” and breaths of air left in the mine.

There’s a reason people hire speech writers, Mr. Kasich.

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The nice folks at Americans United for Change take our Kasich staff salary numbers (and some Kovac videos) and run with them…

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