This past Tuesday, in a packed meeting room where individuals were set to provide testimony against the Ohio State Board of Education’s plan to drop the requirement that school districts hire licensed arts and physical education teachers, social workers, nurses, and counselors, Board President Debe Terhar abruptly changed the agenda at the very moment the testimony was to begin. Her decision to push back the testimony by hours caused consternation among those who had taken time off from work and adjusted their schedules to follow the Board’s published agenda.
When her fellow board members tried to question her move, she proceeded […]Full Story... →
It’s only half-time, Ohio! So if Buckeyes think the next four years can’t be as bad as the last four when it comes to reshaping Ohio government, then you don’t know Gov. John Kasich. His counter-intuitive perfect pick to protect public health as the Director of the Ohio Department of Health [ODH] isn’t a licensed doctor or qualified health professional as state law mandates.
Follow state law? Not this governor, who probably imagines himself as the Steve Jobs of government, both visionary and demanding, hero and shithead, as Walter Isaacson boiled down the personality of the late great digital innovator […]Full Story... →
Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor have made it crystal clear since their narrow election in 2010 that they are no fans of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [ACA] passed in March of 2010, which clamped down on the terrible practices of private health insurance companies that routinely raised premium rates and discriminated at will against others based on their age, gender and other life-style or health factors.
Unfortunately, Ohio’s top two leaders are strikingly out of step with most of America. Over the last seven and a half months, two-thirds of Americans, on […]Full Story... →