From the daily archives: Thursday, November 17, 2011

We posted the basics of House Bill 136 and the way it has the very real potential to bankrupt some school districts while decreasing overall state funding for schools. That information we shared was appalling on its own, yet the bill has more secrets that, in our opinion, make the funding scenarios even worse.  The scenario we discussed only applied to students who are currently attending public schools and who might opt to apply for a waiver to attend a private school.  Under that scenario, it may not be likely that the 43,000 students we mentioned […]

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Lest we forget, here’s what our Governor ominously warned Ohioans would happen if Issue 2 passed:

“If we don’t win this, the setback is how does Ohio get labeled in the minds of companies around this country. Is it a slow heavy labor state? Which tends to scare decision makers, CEOs.  It’s just important we win this. I mean if we don’t win, it it’ll be a setback to economic growth.”– Gov. John Kasich to the Canton Repository editorial board on Sept. 9, 2011 (which would later endorse Issue 2.)

So, what did Governor Kasich spend most of […]

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If you’re wondering why it’s suddenly gotten colder in Ohio, it’s not the approach of winter.  Hell has frozen over.  Yesterday, Governor John Kasich admitted that he has largely abandoned an unpopular plan, specifically, his plan to privatize (in part or full, we never really could tell) the Bureau of Workers Compensation.  Back in April, Kamp Kasich was proudly boasting that the legislature would take up workers compensation privatization sometime this fall.  It was part of a media relations strategy to show that Kasich’s agenda was moving forward undeterred by talk of a referendum on SB 5 and […]

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