From the daily archives: Thursday, May 25, 2017

53 Consecutive Months Of Sub-Par Job Growth

New data for April 2017 show Gov. Kasich, whose platform was to be a jobs governor, has extended his sub-par job growth streak to 53 consecutive months. Ohio’s preeminent number cruncher, George Zeller, reports that the new April 2017 data show that “Ohio is still recovering from both the 2000s recession and the 2007 ‘Great Recession.’ But, Ohio’s growth remains too slow and is well below the USA national average.”

One big pothole for Mr. Kasich comes with a revised downward change in jobs created in the past, a figure Zeller pegs […]

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Rob Portman skated to an easy win last year over Democratic challenger, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. Sen. Portman danced around his support for Donald Trump throughout his election campaign, trying to keep a safe distance from the non-traditional candidate Republicans slowly if not begrudgingly rallied behind, even though so-called establishment lane politicos like Gov. John Kasich sniped at the New York billionaire whenever they could.

But Sen. Portman isn’t dancing around which Republican he wants to take on Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown next year like he did Trump. Sen. Portman said he will support Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel for […]

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