From the daily archives: Thursday, March 2, 2017

JobsOhio released its annual report yesterday.  And the news was not good.

As the Dispatch reported, JobsOhio created “its fewest number of jobs since 2013” with a drop of “2,999 positions or 13 percent from the record set in 2015.” And “corporate investment in facilities and equipment declined $2.1 billion or 31 percent.”

JobsOhio took in a “record revenue of $1.075 billion last year” from liquor sales in Ohio.  But the jobs they actually claim to have created only “carried an annual payroll of $994 million — about $48,250 each — a drop of $106 million or 10 percent […]

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Ohio Senator Brown has always been a strong and uncompromising advocate for higher wages, reliable benefits and better working conditions.  So it is no surprise that he is going to bat to protect the health and retirement benefits of America’s miners in advance of expected cuts to those benefits.

On Thursday the Brown’s office said the two-term senator is asking his colleagues in Congress to pass his bill to restore the earned healthcare and retirement benefits for 22,000 miners and widows following news that the United Mineworkers of America (UMWA) Health and Retirement Funds will be cut in just 60 days. Sen. Brown, […]

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Before speaking to reporters on his regular Wednesday press call, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown spoke on the Senate floor, saying he will vote for Ben Carson to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Sen. Brown, ranking Democrat on the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, a committee that oversee legislation related to housing, said Carson committed in private and public meetings to be considerate on issues ranging from lead in drinking water to fair housing to remedies to homelessness.

At Dr. Carson’s hearing, Sen. Brown expressed his regret about Carson’s belief that […]

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