From the daily archives: Saturday, September 10, 2011

It’s hard to fault Shannon Jones for the many flaws in her bill, yet I can’t help but think that if she would have had some collaboration, then she could have gotten all of the contradictory parts corrected [heavy sarcasm intended].  Much has been made, both early on and recently, about the elimination of experience as a criteria for determining compensation and layoffs in SB5.  A quick scan of the bill will expose numerous instances where experience has been stricken from the language and replaced with some form of “based solely on performance.”  This […]

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Governor Kasich’s fearmongering continues on Issue 2.  For the third time in two days, another news report of Kasich making outrageous predictions about what Ohio will look like after Issue 2 is defeated.

Two days ago, we wrote about how the Dispatch reported that Kasich said if Issue 2 is defeated on November 8th, then it means the private sector labor unions will get emboldened and somehow Ohio will have card check (even though we’ll still have a legislature controlled by the Republicans and Kasich as Governor.)  Then the Dispatch reported how Kasich threatened the same meeting of […]

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Today, a crowd of roughly 400, mostly labor members, protested outside of Governor Kasich’s office building with one simple message:

I love Wheel of Fortune’s new “protest” edition.

Here’s NPR’s Bill Cohen’s coverage of it, in which Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols defends Kasich on the economy: WKSU- 9-9-11- “Where are the jobs?” Protest

Governor Kasich’s press secretary defended his boss. Rob Nichols noted eight straight months of net job growth in Ohio, with a total of 45,000 new jobs. One reason, he said, the official jobless rate has gone up recently is that jobless Ohioans are more confident about […]

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