From the daily archives: Saturday, July 30, 2016

One of the nation’s best polling outfits, Public Policy Polling, has good news for Ohio’s senior senator in Washington, Sherrod Brown. It’s latest Ohio poll shows Sen. Brown with a solid approval numbers and at least at this very early stage would be a strong favorite for reelection.

Brown has a 43/30 approval rating- by comparison Rob Portman is at 31/37, PPP reported, saying that “Brown is a rare Democrat who Republicans don’t hate,” as slightly less than half [48%] of them disapprove of him. If Ohio treasurer Josh Mandel cares to pay attention, Brown would again beat the […]

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AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka rained fire down on Donald Trump at the breakfast meeting Thursday in Philadelphia. Echoing what others have said about Donald Trump, especially Hillary Clinton and Democrats, the labor leader said Trump isn’t fit to be president, because he would make it harder for working people to make ends meet by doubling down on all policies that brought the nation to where it is today.

Trumka said Ohio is job central to stop Trump from tearing the country apart. A part of that defense, he said, are the 900,000 people who are part of Working […]

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A recent survey of likely Ohio voters by Gerstein Bocian Agne strategies shows U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati, is hurt badly by the endorsement of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Portman’s re-election race against former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland.

A memo for the survey dated July 21 said that the U.S. Senate race between Strickland is a statistical dead heat, with Portman leading Strickland 48 percent to 46 percent with 6 percent undecided and a 3.5 point margin of error.

The survey for Project New America was conducted between June 29 and July 6 with phone interviews of 920 […]

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In the ongoing lawsuit by ECOT vs. Ohio Department of Education (ODE),  ODE has responded by filing a motion requesting that the court compel ECOT to produce extensive, detailed financial information about the online charter school’s operations.  If ECOT is forced to turn over the documentation detailing how they have been (and continue to) spend the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars they are given annually, the public will finally be given an unprecedented look into how their money is spent and whether the money is actually focused on providing the “high-quality learning opportunities” that ECOT claims exist.

The response […]

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