From the daily archives: Sunday, December 4, 2016

We have just received this advanced copy of the Senate Bill 3 Omnibus bill with a list of 29 amendments that will be introduced in the House Education Committee tomorrow.  We have not had a chance to analyze this 188-page replacement legislation, but wanted to get it out to the public as soon as possible.

As we mentioned last Wednesday when we theorized about the problems with Senate Bill 3, it certainly looks at first glance that Ohio’s GOP legislators are looking to push through a plethora of changes without giving the public an appropriate opportunity to respond.  They […]

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United States job data released Friday for November shows the economy added 178,000 jobs, extending the longest streak of total job growth on record, as the unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent. Economists across the board called the numbers made public by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics robust.

American businesses have now added 15.6 million jobs since early 2010 with an unemployment rate at its lowest level since August 2007. Other good news is that, based on the broadest measure of underemployment, the U6 rate—the only official measure of underutilization—rate fell for the second month in a row. […]

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Sherrod Brown, Ohio’s liberal lion in the U.S. Senate, vowed Wednesday to protect Medicare from privatization efforts, either at the hands of a Republican-controlled Congress or by Donald Trump’s recently selected Secretary of Health and Human Services, Georgia Congressman Tom Price, a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act.

In his weekly conference call with Ohio reporters when Congress is in session, Sen. Brown reminded media on the call that Medicare Open Enrollment is ongoing through Dec. 7. He recalled the days before Medicare was signed into law in 1965 by then President Lyndon B. Johnson, as a time when […]

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