From the daily archives: Sunday, January 27, 2013

Kasich will reveal his school funding plan this week and all signs point to an expansion of Ohio’s failed charter school experiment.

Kasich kicked off the week-long, pro-charter party today by releasing a resolution officially declaring the next seven days School Choice Week in Ohio.

And in typical Kasich fashion, he’ll be releasing the details of the plan in front of friendly audiences like the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA).

While most of Ohio’s education-related organizations are banding together in Strong Schools Strong Communities, BASA opted not to join the non-partisan, pro-public school group and now they will […]

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JobsOhio announced it will move forward issuing bonds against Ohio liquor profits this week despite outstanding constitutional questions raised by a pending lawsuit from ProgressOhio.    The sale was delayed last week after The Ohio Supreme Court agreed to determine if ProgressOhio has standing to sue.

According to a recent article in Bond Buyer, “the legal uncertainty swirling around the deal will translate into a demand for extra yield” – i.e. JobsOhio will have to pay higher interest rates on the bonds because of the extra risk.

In the same Bond Buyer article, Howard Cure, Managing Director of […]

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NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is on the receiving end of a social media shitstorm today, all thanks to the incredibly poor reputation of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

It all started earlier today with this tweet:

I’ll admit, I was intrigued. Until I realized that Husted and Todd agreeing that our process for drawing legislative and congressional districts is broken and needs fixed is not controversial. It’s actually something I agree with. Husted even has a half-decent plan floating out there if both sides could agree to implement it in a reasonable period […]

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