You think I’m kidding?
Republican leaders in the legislature have set their schedule for the rest of the year and it only includes 9 actual session days plus an additional ten days when they may, or may not, meet.
July 2 if-needed days August 0 days September 5 if-needed days October 3 if-needed days November 5 days December 4 days
That’s 9 days for sure. 10 possible days. 19 total days in session. In six months.
Base salary for lawmakers in the House is $60,584 a year, but most earn more for leadership positions and many state […]Full Story... →
Here’s Governor Kasich during his State of the State address:
Republicans and Democrats have long favored sentencing reform. Oh, we didn’t get to this because we were afraid also. Forty-seven percent of our inmates sit in our state prisons for less than a year and they sometimes sit next to hardened criminals. It raises the recidivism rate, costs taxpayers a fortune. Again, to everyone who’s here, 47 percent of people are in that prison for less than a year and we’re sticking them in there next to somebody who’s been a hardened criminal, a murderer, or God knows what […]Full Story... →
I almost feel sorry for poor little Senate Bill 5, a victim of grotesque political scientific experiments by its own creator. First, they considered cloning parts of Senate Bill 5 into the State budget bill. Now, the Columbus Dispatch reports that Governor Kasich and other SB 5 supporters are putting pressure on Secretary of State Jon Husted and other members of the Ohio Ballot Board to divide the SB 5 referendum into multiple issues, as opposed to a straight up or down vote on Senate Bill 5. The […]Full Story... →
Venture capitalist Mark Kvamme was Kasich’s original choice for Director of Ohio’s Department of Development – the cabinet agency responsible for business development activities for the state.
His appointment was never approved by the Senate. Instead, Kasich removed him and gave him a new, made up role as director of job creation for the State of Ohio when it became clear that Kvamme was not constitutionally eligible to serve because he’s a resident of California.
Today Kvamme confirmed a long-running rumor that Kasich has all but promised him the role as head of JobsOhio.
The important take-away […]Full Story... →