From the daily archives: Friday, June 22, 2012

Better late than never, here are a few stories from the past couple days you may have missed…

In spirit of bipartisanship, Kasich administration fires Democrats
No explanation was given for the firing of two Democrats from the State Parole Board. Maybe a former OSU quarterback needed a job?

National media notice Governor’s recent change in tone
Talking Points Memo and Bloomberg both covered the ongoing tension between Ohio’s Governor wanting to talk about economic gains in the state and the Romney campaign who’d rather he didn’t.

Kasich got the Romney talking points
Kasich’s recent turn […]

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In an exclusive and brief radio interview (click here to listen via 610WTVN) this morning, the Governor’s controversial appointee to the State Board of Education, former OSU QB Stanley Jackson, asserted that the charter school he is planning will open to students in the fall of 2013.  That affirmation puts everyone involved, especially the Kasich administration, in a bit of a predicament.

Here are the latest details that you can only find here on Plunderbund:

The Masters Preparatory Academy was incorporated in Ohio as a non-profit on May 24, 2o11 The purpose of the business is listed as “Nonprofit charter […]

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In his State of the State speech Governor John Kasich talked for nearly-one and a half hours about how awesome Ohio was doing under his guidance. But as the presidential race heats up, and Romney tries put a negative spin on the nation’s economy, Kasich’s message has started to change.

Back in February, Kasich spent 422 words of his State of the State specifically talking about Ohio’s auto industry, starting off with “Ohio does have a base industry in auto. No question about it” and continuing on to praise GM (“Chevy Cruze, baby!”), Chrysler, Ford and Honda for the […]

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Recently, Republican Governors have been scrutinized on how closely they are sticking to Romney’s economic talking points. After John Kasich made one notable misstep, he seems to be getting onto the same set of talking points as Romney lately.

One item where the Governor’s views appear to be in lockstep with Romney’s is the subject of outsourcing.

Romney talks a good game on the campaign trail:

“They’ve been able to put American businesses out of business and kill American jobs,” he told workers at a Toledo fence factory in February. “If I’m president of the United States, that’s […]

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