From the daily archives: Friday, August 15, 2014

On Friday morning the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services released the July jobs report and revised June figures for Ohio. The changes didn’t paint a pretty picture for a governor desperate to win a second term even though his weak performance so far would argue he has no control over job creation.

According to job data offered by Gov. John Kasich’s own agency, nearly 3,000 more jobs were lost in May that first reported. July’s report showed Ohio lost 12,400 jobs overall with 2,900 jobs lost in manufacturing. Ohio’s unemployment rate increased by two-tenths of a percentage […]

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Moving Ohio Forward (MOV) is out with a new ad about Mike DeWine and his ever-growing pay to play scandal. The 30 second video, included below, does a great job of explaining and highlighting the problems with DeWine’s decision to hand out lucrative, unbid contracts to lawyers and law firms making obscenely large, and very unusual donations to his campaign coffers.

The video also points out that DeWine’s furious fundraising isn’t just for campaign purposes.  Instead, AG DeWine appears to be actively and aggressively courting fundraisers so that he can pay himself back for the $2 Million loan he personally gave […]

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