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 CSI page they are JUST starting their review of state agency rules. So in 12 months, not only have they not eliminated or revised any rules, they haven’t even started looking at them yet!

So imagine my surprise when I read this piece in today’s Dispatch titled:

“CSI Ohio dissects red tape to free up Ohio’s businesses”.

Ah, the Dispatch aka Kasich’s other press office.

Reading that headline you’d think his CSI program had been hammering away for months knocking down obstacles for small business owners and killing unnecessary regulations that prevent job growth. But in fact, they didn’t even start looking at state agency rules until January 5th.

The Dispatch runs THAT headline and they don’t seem to think it was necessary to at least mention the extensive work the previous administration did in reforming state agency rules?

Of course not.

Here’s the part the Dispatch forgot the mention:

Governor Strickland revised or eliminated 2,050 rules after a review of approximately 3,800 rules by state agencies.

Governor Kasich revised or eliminated 0 rules after reviewing 0 rules.

  • Sally

       Ah, facts. Such pesky intrusions into the records of the GOP. Since the Fox fed voters of Ohio wouldn’t believe a bad thing about King Kasich anyway, why trouble them with the knowledge that he lies? If he has his way, the entire state will soon end public education, and then he can reign forever, as no one will check the state Constitution to realize that he can’t. They won’t be able to read or think, so the GOP can do whatever they want.
       When we elected the GOP to the midwest Governorships in 2010, we signalled the Kochs that the time was ripe to take over America. Can we win it back this fall? If we don’t, we are looking at more lies, more  taking of rights, and less and less freedom. The decision is ours and the time is now.

  • This is actually pretty normal for a Rushpubliscum regime. So Czar Kashitch I SAID some things. It didn’t mean he was actually going to DO any of them, and it sure isn’t like the intellectual titans who voted for him are going to hold him accountable or anything.

  • Dmoore2222

    Let’s get this Turnpike privitization thing going. What’s the hold up if it’s such a great deal for Ohio? Could it be that Johnny doesn’t want another beatdown like he got with Issue 2? I don’t think his party wants to talk about stuff like that now. They’re all staying under the radar with November looming over them. And by then local governments and school districts will have felt the impact of his “Jobs Budget”. Like “W” he’s become his party’s biggest liability.

  • Guest

    Are you saying the retail food container thing was Strickland’s idea? Can you cite a source? Just because they suck at keeping their website up-to-date doesn’t mean they haven’t been doing anything.

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