From the daily archives: Thursday, January 2, 2014

Todd Portune, longtime Hamilton County Commissioner, has announced that he’s possibly running for governor. Nobody knows why he’s doing it. Portune is a really, really nice guy. As the first Democrat to sit on the commission since the 60s, he has generally been the most attentive to the needs of regular Cincinnatians, and has participated the most in neighborhood projects. That said, he’s also been really conservative. His transportation policies are very highway-centric and he generally opposes investment into Cincinnati’s cultural icons. Unlike Portune, Ed FitzGerald has no liabilities on the left. He’s good on everything that you’d want him […]

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Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been exposing the astounding misuse of taxpayer dollars by Ohio’s largest charter school, Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT).  The original founder of ECOT, William Lager, created private companies to provide various services to ECOT from it’s inception; companies that have now been paid over $100,000,000 since the school first began operations.  While we knew that Lager has had the expendable income to be able to donate over $200,000 annually to political campaigns, we did not have specific details about how much Lager himself was receiving in compensation and just […]

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