From the daily archives: Thursday, February 6, 2014

Well, we knew the moment would arrive when Sen. Rob Portman would vault to the top of the Ohio Republican mythiness list. He earned the title by voting against a 90-day extension of unemployment benefits. It dashed the notion (carelessly distributed in the media) that he is a “moderate” which, in GOP circles, is slightly to the right of socialism.

The measure lost by one vote in the Senate – O-N-E – which could have been avoided if Portman had voted for it after the Dems, on hands-and -knees, excluded banning unemployed millionaires (!!!) from the bill. I’m not sure […]

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Ohio Senate Bill 229, a bill designed to modify the new teacher evaluation system in Ohio, has finally made it to the agenda of the House Education Committee. Despite passing 33-0 in the Ohio Senate in early December and being assigned to the House Education Committee on December 10, Chairman Gerald Stebelton has delayed bringing it to his committee for consideration.

Senate Bill 229 would provide some much needed relief to Ohio’s principals who are being run ragged trying to keep up with the onerous processes required by the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) and better allow them to […]

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