From the daily archives: Monday, December 30, 2013

With the New Year nearly upon us, we should be comforted by a late-breaking 2013 initiative by an imaginative officeholder who combines official work with personal business.  In this instance, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel features himself in a message to voters to advise them that a deadline is approaching for them to claim tax credits.

Well, now.  I’m guessing that you will want to know more.

The copy passed on to me even tells you that you have 37 hours 25 minutes to exact the credits from the state, dollar for dollar.  That would make it midnight Tuesday.  At this point, […]

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2014 Is Sneaking Up On Us

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2014. A midterm year and all the statewide offices are up for grabs here in Ohio. There will likely be little movement in the State Legislature or Ohio Congressional Delegation since Republicans gerrymandered the State to within an inch of its life in 2011. Those current districts resemble some mad Rorschach test put together by someone tripping their ass off.

Governor John Kasich is in a make-or-break reelection bid that may determine whether he makes a run for The White House. It is doubtful if, after losing the Governor’s Office, he could make a case to the GOP Primary voters […]

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On Sunday evening, the President of the Ohio Senate, Keith Faber, sent out an email that included a video that appeared to be an interview in which he talked about the Senate’s “successes” in 2013 and looked ahead to 2014.  Here is the email I received:

This is the type of email I would ordinarily just delete, but the first sentence after the embedded video caught my eye and I decided I had to click through to watch the Youtube video.  The sentence lists “…reforming the Medicaid system…” as a success for Faber […]

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