From the daily archives: Monday, July 30, 2012

If you read a story about the school attendance controversy somewhere other than Plunderbund you will regularly see reporters’ use of negative language: cheating, rigging, fraud, false, unethical, harmful, etc.

We’re calling bullshit.

Sadly, this reporting has not been limited to the state’s print media, but has even carried over to StateImpact Ohio, an affiliate of NPR.  We would expect at least one education reporter to display a touch of initiative and curiosity to investigate the plausibility of this story to uncover the simple facts as we continually report them.  At this point, Ohio Auditor Dave Yost […]

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Anyone want to take a guess which “major new program” Kasich announced at the Ohio State fair this week?

Could it be he finally figured out a way to eliminate Ohio’s income tax, as he promised during the campaign?

Oooh! Maybe he FINALLY announced a school funding plan? Or a way to expand Medicaid to cover uninsured Ohioans? Or a way to sell Ohioans on his severance tax plan?

If you guessed any of the above you’d be wrong. Wrong, wrong and wrong.

Instead, the “major program” Kasich announced at the fair grounds, according to […]

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We noticed something curious on the Ohio Democratic Party dinner program Saturday night.  Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald was listed as a sponsor of the event, the only elected official listed at the event.

And to add to the subtlty of a County Executive’s sudden interest in making an impression on Democratic activists at the State Convention and Dinner, FitzGerald had folks handing out flier inviting attendees to an after-dinner event for him nearby.  We literally could not walk out of the convention hall without more than one person offering it to us.

Ted Strickland was unable to attend due […]

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