From the daily archives: Thursday, July 18, 2013

I reported yesterday on a statement from Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters that he wouldn’t have charged George Zimmerman, even though the evidence in the case would lead to a much simpler prosecution under Ohio law. Maybe Deters was just prescient about proposed changes in Ohio.

Ohio Republicans have introduced HB 203, which would bring Stand Your Ground to Ohio.

It would change Ohio’s self-defense laws to read:

a person has no duty to retreat before using force in self-defense… if that person is in a place that the person lawfully has a right to be.

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A month ago, Governor Kasich and his allies could not stop talking about the May jobs report because it showed that Ohio had the most monthly job gains in the nation.  However, we pointed out that given that Ohio lead the nation in job LOSSES as recently as March, the May jobs report should be discounted as Ohio’s economy has shown volatility that basically has equaled a zero sum gain.  For the past twelve months, Ohio’s unemployment rate has largely been unchanged as has Ohio jobs creation numbers.

Tomorrow, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services will […]

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