From the daily archives: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Normally, we don’t republish press releases verbatim here.  Then again, normally it’s not every day the Fraternal Order of Police issues a press release in response to something we originally wrote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2011
Jay McDonald, President

FOP CORRECTS RECORD ABOUT MT. STERLING POLICE DEPARTMENT LAYOFFS

COLUMBUS — The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio (FOP) today expressed disappointment that some supporters of Issue 2 and Senate Bill 5 are claiming that the complete layoff of the Mt. Sterling, Ohio police department was a positive development for citizens there […]

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Today, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Secretary of State Jon Husted announced that he will relent and allow Cuyahoga County mail unsolicited absentee ballot requests (as it’s done for years now) to voters in order to prevent overcrowded lines on election day after an unanimous, bipartisan Cuyahoga County Council passed a resolution authorizing the program.

Husted has tried to justify his opposition to large counties sending out unsolicited absentee ballots by arguing that making it easier for such voters in those counties to vote was “unfair” to other voters who didn’t have the benefit of such programs and […]

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