From the daily archives: Thursday, March 13, 2014

It’s nearly Spring here in Ohio, and you know what that means: time for the right-wing wackadoodles to start introducing homophobic and misogynistic bills!

Back in December we previewed a bill State Rep. Becker was planning to introduce.  In his sponsor letter, Becker warned that a recent US Supreme Court decision could result in a “tax advantage for homosexuals that heterosexuals can’t take advantage of.”   Becker, the ever-vigilant defender of straight people’s rights, could not let this injustice stand.

Yesterday his bill (HB 396) finally got a hearing.    Intrepid reporter Marc Kovac was there and Full Story...

Pat Flanagan is a Dayton-area lawyer with deep connections to the Ohio Republican Party. He’s also a big donor to Mike DeWine’s campaign. And in DeWine’s Attorney General’s office, that’s a recipe for special access.

On March 20, 2011, DeWine sent an email to his scheduler, instructing her to call Pat Flanagan to set up a meeting with lawyers from his law firm. “Discussion will include future work,” DeWine wrote.   The meeting was to include Mary Mertz, DeWine’s Chief of Staff, and Michael Hall, his  Director of Outside Counsel.  Hall responded shortly after confirming that he had recently spoken with […]

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