From the daily archives: Thursday, April 2, 2015

When Gov. John Kasich takes his traveling “Ohio Model’ roadshow to New Hampshire in a couple weeks, he’ll boast of his turnaround of the state’s economy. What no one will likely push back on is that Ohio, for the 28th consecutive month, has underperformed the national average for job growth.

28 Months Under-performing National Average

But facts are facts, and the undisputed and unchallenged master of those facts has again provided uncontrovertable evidence of Ohio’s too slow growing economy. Cleveland-based economic analyst George Zeller said Thursday that leading indicators portend an improving job climate in the Buckeye State. […]

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It’s not often we agree with much Ohio Gov. does or says, but it’s never too late to offer him some positive feedback in the hopes he’ll be a better governor going forward. As his big budget spending bill wends its way through House and Senate committees and floor votes to his desk, it should be remembered that while he did a good thing today, he’s previously enacted into law more than one irresponsible, 11th hour budget-bill insert that was never discussed in regular order.

Shrimp Cocktail For Kasich

His line-item veto Wednesday of one portion of the state transportation budget (HB […]

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The Mayor of Dayton, Nan Whaley, was in Columbus Wednesday to join Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and other city leaders in inviting Hoosier State  businesses to hop the border and invest in Ohio.  Whaley took the opportunity to contrast Ohio as a state that says no to discrimination with neighboring Indiana, where Gov. Mike Pence signed into law last week a so-called religious freedom bill that has set Indiana burning.

Pence defends the bill, saying it’s about empowering people to do business as they please. Critics. from the business community to the civic sector, argue it’s a ruse that allows businesses to legally […]

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