From the daily archives: Sunday, January 29, 2012

During the 2010 campaign for Ohio Governor, John Kasich and Mary Taylor announced their Common Sense Initiative (CSI) aimed at reducing government regulations in Ohio.

At the time we jokingly referred to the plan as “Copying Strickland’s Ideas” because it was, and is, very similar to the plan laid out by Governor Strickland in a 2008 executive order. Kasich even stole his CSI name from Strickland’s “Common Sense Business Regulation” plan.

So it’s been over a year now since Kasich and Taylor took office. And nearly 17 months since they announced their CSI initiative. And according to Kasich’s own […]

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I haven’t seen this directly pointed out in the press coverage yet, nor has anyone pointed it out in comments.

The same guy in the State Treasurer’s Office who wrote to ODP that Mandel’s virtually blank schedule book showed he was the “hardest working State Treasurer in America” is the same guy who has subbed for Josh Mandel at every single one  of the State Board of Deposits meetings Mandel is supposed to chair.  Meetings that every other State Treasurer except Mandel attended.

Here’s the signature on the “hardest working State Treasurer in America” letter:

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ CES survey (a survey of employers) here’s how many jobs Ohio has created in the eleven months since Kasich took office on Jan. 10, 2011 versus the last eleven months under Strickland (Feb. 2010-Jan. 2011):

Net Jobs Created

Strickland

+64,000

Kasich

+38,000

The 3k jobs lost in December sent Kasich’s job creation total under the 40k figure he had been touting since Issue 2 was defeated.  In fact, Ohio created almost as many jobs in Strickland’s final month (34,100 from December 2010-January 2011) than Ohio has […]

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