From the daily archives: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What in sweet sassy molassy was Gov. John Richard Kasich thinking? Apparently, very little.

The American Civil Liberties Union announced this afternoon that they would be launching an inquiry into Kasich’s recently announced Community Connections mentorship program and whether it violates the First Amendment.


Any school district that wants a piece of that state money must partner with both a church and a business – or a faith-based organization and a non-profit set up by a business to do community service.

No business and no faith-based partner means no state dollars.

“You must include a faith-based partner,” United Way of […]

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By a vote of acclamation, David Pepper was elected to lead the Ohio Democratic Party on Tuesday following a rousing endorsement by Democratic Columbus Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, seconded by former Mayor of Cincinnati Bill Mallory.  Outgoing Chairman Chris Redfern, first elected in 2005, reminded those in attendance that the ODP is still one of the largest and most powerful state parties in the country and is destined for a future full of victories.  The meeting, held in the downtown Columbus headquarters of ODP was an official meeting of the 148-member Executive Committee, who chooses party leadership.

Watch Pepper here

For Democrats, the number 692 looms […]

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