From the daily archives: Monday, June 11, 2012

Ohio’s two main pieces of education reform legislation are bringing the General Assembly back together this week in Columbus.  The Cleveland Plan is on the agendas of both the House and Senate Education committees (remember when this “bipartisan” bill was a slam-dunk to pass?), while Senate Bill 316 (Governor Kasich’s bill) appears to be headed BACK to the House Education Committee in a planned re-referral from the full session (more details on the SB316 revisions in a minute).

Here is the schedule for this week:

House Education Committee: Tuesday, June 12, 9:00 am – Scheduled to hear HB525 (House […]

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Kasich to sign fracking oversight legislation
As Kasich prepares to sign SB315, which offers no new tools to local governments dealing with the effects of fracking, the Plain Dealer shares the experience of Broadview Heights, where urban oil and gas drilling has impacted the community and residents have few options to fight back.

Obama to return to Ohio Tuesday
Gosh, what a coincidence that the Dispatch would give the Governor prime real estate in Saturday and Sunday’s editions to attack the President twice this weekend […]

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Kasich and his supporters defended their harsh tactics to take control of the Ohio Republican Party by claiming that the existing leadership was corrupt and needed to be removed. But as we are quickly finding out, Kasich seems to have even lower standards for who he puts in control of the party now that his people are calling the shots.

As we reported recently, the FBI is investigating Kasich and his allies for the tactics they used to take over the ORP.

The complaint that triggered the investigation was filed by Andrew Manning, a fellow Republican who was told […]

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