From the daily archives: Friday, June 3, 2011

I got an email from John Kasich this week asking me if I know any teachers who want to share their thoughts on the merit pay language he inserted into the budget, asking if I know any teachers who would be willing to help him “design a better system to accurately and fairly assess teacher performance.”

In the email Kasich claims he wants to “make sure that teachers across the state know that if they want to participate in establishing this criteria, we want to invite them to be a part of this process.”

Funny story…

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Last week, in yet another party-line vote, the Ohio House of Representatives voted to approve oil and gas drilling in State parks.  One of the main reasons Republicans justified the bill is by arguing that ODNR has $500 million  in delayed maintenance projects that fracking in the State forests will help fix. 

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which is lead by a former oil executive with no real conservation experience, has even put out a helpful website to make this very case.  They’ve even provided the math:

So, naturally, one way to solve the […]

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The Columbus Dispatch today reported that State Senator Karen Gillmor is heading to a seat on the Ohio Industrial Commission, likely replacing Kevin Adams, whose term expires this month:

Gillmor was already under heavy consideration for appointment to the three-member commission and acknowledged to media outlets this week that the Kasich administration approached her to apply.

We broke the story nine days ago.  (ODP was nice enough to give us the credit for breaking the story, even though the media so far hasn’t.)

Here’s the Ohio Democratic Party’s press release:

Karen Gillmor, under heavy criticism throughout her […]

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