From the daily archives: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The GOP spin on the retroactive raises the GOP gave its staffers in July and then began giving the Democratic staffers this month continues to circle the drain into FailLand.  The Senate GOP defended Senate staffer raises and making them retroactive despite their rhetoric on Issue 2 about keeping government employees’ compensation in check due to our austere times by saying they were required to keep key Senate staffers, like the Senate GOP caucus’ chief-of-staff, Matt Schuler, from leaving them for other government posts and how the whole thing just show why merit pay under Issue 2 […]

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128 days. That is how late Josh Mandel is in filing his personal financial disclosure forms with the United State Senate. Senate rules require every candidate who declares to run for a Senate seat must file their disclosure forms within 30 days of doing so. Back in April Mandel declared his candidacy for Sherrod Brown’s Senate seat and he we are almost five months later and he has still yet to file them.

While this probably isn’t news to people who frequent this blog it seems to be brand spanking new to newspapers around the state. Just this weekend the […]

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According to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Jean Schmidt is one of 14 Democrats and Republicans in congress “whose actions violated the law or who otherwise engaged in serious misconduct.”

CREW’s latest report identified Schmidt as the only Ohioan worthy of this high honor:

Rep. Schmidt accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in free legal services from lawyers hired by an interest group that appreciated her legislative assistance.

The ethically challenged congresswoman also failed to report the free legal services as gifts in her disclosure forms.

Congratulations, Jean! Keep up the good work.

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