From the daily archives: Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services again delivered bad news for many Ohioans looking for good paying jobs. The loss of 2,800 jobs in October added to the state’s slowing job growth rate, which at 0.91 percent again underperformed the national job growth rate of 1.56 percent, this time by 42 percent.

Ohio’s employment growth under Gov. John Kasich has been below the USA national average for 46 of the last 47 months, according to analysis provided by Ohio’s premier data detective, George Zeller, an economic research analyst based in Cleveland.

The number of unemployed workers in […]

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In a news conference call with reporters Wednesday, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown outlined his priorities for U.S. trade policy under President-Elect Donald Trump’s administration. Sen. Brown, one of only two Democrats elected statewide, released a letter to President-Elect Trump outlining ways the new White House administration can follow through on campaign promises to make U.S. trade policy work for Ohioans and protect American jobs.

Sen. Brown will defend his seat in two years, but in the minority again following elections eight days ago, he wants to find common ground with Trump’s administration when it comes to keeping and bringing back […]

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Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges sent out a fundraising email this week titled “Don’t let them steal it.”  In the email, Borges claimed Ohio Democrats are trying to “steal” the still-too-close-to-call race for Ohio Supreme Court between Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge John O’Donnell (D) and Cincinnati appellate Judge Pat Fischer (R).

Here are the facts:

As of today, there are currently “261,000 provisional ballots and late-arriving absentee ballots” outstanding in counties around the state.

Prior to those ballots, Fischer was leading by 24,000 votes. An automatic recount will be triggered if the difference is fewer than 10,600 votes.

According to […]

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