From the daily archives: Thursday, December 11, 2014

OK. Here we go.

The season is underway for wedging and winnowing. Former New York Times columnist Russell Baker once described the dreadful moment as the “great mentioning game”. It’s that period when political writers, groping about in a vacuum, become so bored in the absence of an exciting clearcut narrative that they spend a lot of their time mentioning garden variety… potential, possible, long shot, dark horse, putative, water-testing, hat-not-quite -in-the-ring presidential candidates. And that’s not to mention dithering others who could yet wedge themselves into the swollen field of wannabes and never-to-bes.

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On a Tuesday morning conference call, municipal leaders called on John Kasich to veto HB 5, a bill that would significantly limit the ability of individual municipalities to dictate and enforce their own tax collection process at the local level, potentially resulting in the loss of about $82 million if signed into law.  The bill is now headed to the governor for his signature.

In the waning days of a friendly GOP legislature, HB 5 crossed the finish line after requests by opponents to amend the bill fell on deaf ears. Local government officials from across the state are very concerned that […]

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