From the daily archives: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A few months back, as the SB5/Issue 2 battle was heating up, Treasurer Josh Mandel put up his “transparency” website which allowed people to search for the salaries of public employees in Ohio. The data, obtained from the right-leaning Buckeye Institute, not only excluded the salaries of a number of key advisers to Mandel, but it also highly overstated the salaries of many public employees.

As all this was going on, Mandel was delaying the release his personal financial disclosure forms with the United State Senate for 6 months supposedly to make sure everything was exactly right.

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We recently brought you the story of the re-design of the Ohio license plate.  We decided to have some fun with it and asked our fans on Facebook what they thought John Kasich’s vanity plate should be.  While we haven’t done an exhaustive search, we’re pretty sure that post broke a record for comments.  We got 164 at last count!

We also decided to design out own plates with custom background words and we asked our fans what their favorite Kasich quotes were.  Again, we got a huge response!

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Kasich’s working group released their rules for banning dangerous, exotic animals in Ohio today.

The rules are pretty similar to the executive order that Governor Strickland issued (and Kasich repealed), an order that could have prevented the slaughter of dozens of rare, endangered Bengal tigers and other animals in Zanesville Ohio last month.

There is one noticeable difference though: Strickland’s order made a specific exemption for school mascots like Massilon High’s baby tiger Obie. Kasich’s new rules don’t.

I’m not personally invested in the mascot exception, but a lot of people understandably are, including John Kasich’s Deputy […]

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