From the daily archives: Monday, May 16, 2011

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson announced Cleveland would be laying off 466 city workers this afternoon. He directly attributed the layoffs to the huge cut in state funding Cleveland is facing in John Kasich’s budget.

According to WEWS in Cleveland the cuts will include:

– 81 police officers
– 42 cadets (will be allowed to graduate, but then will be immediately laid off)
– Police demotions: 4 sergeants
– 51 firefighters
– Fire demotions: 4 battalion chiefs, 3 captains, 10 lieutenants
– 6 employees in building and housing (5 full-time, 1 part-time)
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Fresh off their big sweep in November, Ohio’s Republican legislators continue to push their far-right agenda.

State Rep Jeffrey A. McClain has introduced House Bill 219 which would allow high school students to “earn up to two units of high school credit for the completion of a released time course in religious instruction.”

H.B. 219: To enact section 3313.6017 of the Revised Code to permit public school students to attend and receive credit for released time courses in religious instruction conducted off school property during regular school hours.


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Yesterday, Ohio GOP Chairman Kevin DeWine sent out an email that is pretty standard fare for a State Party Chairman, promoting the upcoming State dinner, talking about how the Party is trying to put “ObamaCare” on the ballot.

And then there’s this:

You know, it’s probably not a great idea to have a white Chairman of a party known for, well, not exactly being a diverse group of people refer to the head of the Black Republicans as “Servant,”  even if it is the person’s chosen e-mail handle.

Instead, what should go on is that Chairman calls this person […]

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