From the daily archives: Friday, November 4, 2011

Well, this should come as a surprise to exactly no one, but according to reports published last week, Josh Mandel’s public employee search engine seems to be a little inaccurate. According to ABC 5 in Cleveland, the State Treasurer’s office has been receiving reports from citizens who are looking their names up in the database only to see that salaries attributed to them are inflated. How inflated? Inflated enough that at least one school district wants Mandel to take down the site to fix the $1.6 million overstatement in salaries attributed to them.

School district treasurers and a university […]

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The Cleveland Plain Dealer‘s editorial page may support Issue 2, but that didn’t stop its cartoonist Jeff Darcy from having some belated fun on “Grannygate.”

Meanwhile, as Joe mentioned yesterday, Kasich got the first claim rated by PolitiFact as “Pants on Fire” in the entire SB 5/Issue 2 debate.  Then, it also rated Building a Bitter Ohio’s claim (we should have been using that name all along) that public employees make 43% more than private sector workers as “Mostly False.”

AEI authors Andrew Biggs and Jason Richwine said that wages were “comparable,” that […]

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Pro-SB5 group, Building a Better Ohio. has been lining up business groups in support of Issue 2. The measure, designed to limit the collective bargaining rights of public workers in Ohio, has no direct impact on private sector employees. But, as the Dayton Daily News reports, the private sector is helping to fund the campaign because, as the President of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce was quoted in the article:

“Business supports lowering taxes, reducing the cost of government and making it more efficient”

Sounds altruistic, right? Businesses have to make a profit, so they should know a […]

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