From the daily archives: Monday, March 12, 2012

Greg’s already explained how the Governor’s proposed new school district rankings are basically a fancy way to tell us which districts have the best standardized test scores. Steve Dyer of 10th Period calculates that under the plan, 77% of schools will see their rankings drop.

But there’s another very practical reality of this plan, and that is that it undercuts homeowners in suburban school districts across the state by taking away what has traditionally been a very effective selling point for their homes. According to the […]

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Kasich wants to use a fee increase on fracking operations to provide an income tax cut that would net the average Ohioan about 40 cents per week, or $21 per year.

Kasich’s plan reminds me of a great scene from the Simpson’s Movie: as the Simpson’s drive into Alaska, a state employee hands Homer $1000. Homer asks “why?” The explanation: “We pay every resident a thousand dollars to allow the oil companies to ravage our state’s natural beauty.”

If Ohio is committed to selling out to the oil companies, then, as Joe hinted at, there is a much […]

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