From the daily archives: Monday, February 25, 2013

State Senator Kris Jordan recently introduced a bill  (SB 36) that would make it a crime in Ohio for a police officer to enforce any new federal firearm registration law.   Under the bill, any local, state or federal law enforcement agent found to be enforcing a federal law about gun registrations in Ohio would be guilty of a first degree felony, putting them in the same category as major drug traffickers and facing a prison sentence from three to eleven years.

You don’t need to be a constitutional scholar to know that a state can’t pass a law trumping federal law.  But […]

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The White House put out a fact sheet today highlighting the impacts of sequester-related spending cuts on Ohio.   The cuts are broad and deep and cover everything from school funding to law enforcement.   A sudden, dramatic and unfocused reduction in federal funds to Ohio would have a devastating impact on budgets, jobs and the economy.

Ohio could lose $25.1 million for education, $22 million for Children with Disabilities, nearly $1.8 Million in funding for job assistance, $6.8 Million in environmental funding and nearly a million in grants for fish and wildlife protection.  Ohio-based Department of Defense employees could see $161.4 million in lost pay.  Law enforcement […]

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