From the daily archives: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

How out of step is Ohio’s Republican-controlled legislature with what the American public really wants on energy policy? Way out of step according to two new Gallup polls on environment and energy.

It wasn’t long ago that Ohio, courtesy of Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, who negotiated a bi-partisan energy policy that advanced renewable energy for electric generating companies, led the nation in what an advanced energy portfolio looks like. Gov. Strickland can rightfully claim that back in 2008 he helped enact a state law that set achievable renewable energy standards for electric generators.

Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, let the dogs […]

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It’s exceedingly rare when a mainstream reporter can pull a reversal on a rabid anti-Obamacare congressman, then pin him to the mat on national TV.  But that’s exactly what NBC’s Chief Business Correspondent Ali Velshi did to four-time state wrestling champion, Ohio’s 4th District Congressman, Jim Jordan [R-Urbana].

Velshi won the match because, among other shortfalls on the part of the ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus congressman, he showed just how ignorant Jordan is to the fact that no private, for-profit healthcare marketplace has ever existed anywhere in the world.

Watch journalist Velshi pin wrestler Jordan over the him claims that […]

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Gov. John Kasich has done a poor job for Ohioans on health policy. His poor performance, as measured by the Health Policy Institute of Ohio [HPIO], ranks Ohio 46th nationally in the institutes’s latest “Health Value Dashboard” [HVD]. The HVD ranks states on a combination of public health and health spending metrics.

The sad statistic from Camp Kasich means Buckeyes are living less healthy lives and spending more on health care than people in most other states. The vice president of prevention and public health policy at HPIO, Amy Bush Stevens, said a big problem area is prevention. Under […]

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