From the daily archives: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Would have been nice if we had gotten a graphical site, but still…

Neato.

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Multiple national media outlets are reporting tonight that Independent Connecticut U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman (file picture above) will announce his plans to retire from the U.S. Senate tomorrow.  This, of course, has nothing to do with public polling indicating that Sen. Lieberman likely could not be re-elected if he ran as a Republican, Democrat, or Independent.

One of Lieberman’s final legacy will being the point person for the Obama Administration in the U.S. Senate in getting the repeal of DADT passed during the lame duck session of the last Congress.

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Apparently, this morning Governor Kasich’s office took down the MLK, Jr. resolution he signed on January 12th that incorrectly declared St. Patrick’s Day as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and replaced it with one he signed yesterday that, at least.

Here’s the original resolution, since Governor Kasich’s office took it down:

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Is this what people mean by calling something a “whitewash?”

[UPDATE:]  First, Fark.com, now the Cleveland Plain Dealer picks up our […]

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Remember last week when we told you about House Bill 17, a Republican proposal to provide tax credits for businesses that hire the unemployed? The lawmaker-controlled Legislative Services Commission estimated that the credit, once fully implemented, could add nearly $1.4 billion to the state’s budget problems. And it’s bad tax policy. Giving a business $2400 to hire someone, limiting them to a pool of people who have been unemployed for at least 60 days, and requiring them to remain on the payroll for two years before a credit can be claimed is a lot of hoops to […]

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Holy journalism degree, Batman!

Here’s what happened.  On Friday, Governor Kasich hastily called a press conference featuring his new Ohio EPA director Scott Nally.   At the conference, Nally signed a clean air permit for a company in eastern Ohio.  Kasich said that the permit had languished for over twenty months, but after a few phone calls between his new EPA Director and the company and blammo–all the issues were finally resolved and the State could issue a permit.

And that’s exactly how the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported it, just as the Kasich Administration had hoped:

"This is a […]

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