From the daily archives: Friday, September 2, 2011

Labor Day weekend is the traditional start of the campaign session, especially the paid television spots.  Today, We Are Ohio announced that they would use the Labor Day weekend to remind people the reason for the season.

According to various media reports, it’s an impressive initial statewide ad buy.  The Dispatch reported yesterday that We Are Ohio is spending $60,000 to air this ad through Sept. 12 (with a blackout on Sept. 11), on WBNS in Columbus alone.

We’re only sixty-seven days away from the election.  Right now, all public polling data shows a […]

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Details about Kasich and Kvamme’s implementation plan for JobsOhio are finally starting to come out and it’s becoming increasingly clear that the problems with JobsOhio’s lack of oversight and transparency are not going to go away.

ProgressOhio has made the news lately discussing the announcement that Kasich would be setting aside a “$24 million pool of Third Frontier funds for distribution to local chambers of commerce and other private, regional economic development agencies.” As ProgressOhio points out, “The announcement came after most of the agencies or their partners endorsed SB5” – leaving a lot of unanswered questions about who […]

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Well, isn’t this an interesting case of irony. Issue 3, the “Ohio Healthcare Freedom Amendment”, the constitutional amendment on the ballot this November that is being championed by Tea Party groups as an effort to repeal the individual mandate in the recently enacted Affordable Care Act (ACA)  is so sloppily worded and ambiquous that only one thing is for certain – if it passes the people who make out the most will be attorneys who will litigate the hell out of it.

The progressive think tank Innovation Ohio released a report yesterday highlighting the fact that the language of […]

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