This Memorial Day we remember those who have fallen fighting in the name of the United States of America. And while Ohio’s Republican Majority in the General Assembly is often fighting for tax breaks for their country club chums, I’m thankful to have a couple legislators fighting for tax breaks for those who fought for the rest of us.
Today, state Sen. Lou Gentile, D-Steubenville, introduced legislation with Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni, D-Boardman, to give a tax break to military veterans. Under the terms of Senate Bill 302, any 100 percent disabled veteran would be exempt from […]Full Story... →
The “Ohio miracle” is nothing of the sort. The Buckeye State is chronically performing worse than the national average in job creation. Our education department received a scathing review from the state auditor. Our local municipalities and school districts are continuing to hemorrhage employees as they deal with massive state budget cuts.
And our Republican leadership whistles past the graveyard, prioritizing scoring points with the religious right by defunding planned parenthood instead of addressing these issues.
From the Columbus Dispatch:
Gov. John Kasich says the state probably will challenge a federal judge’s ruling that put ahold on an effort to […]Full Story... →