From the daily archives: Monday, June 12, 2017

The Senate Finance Committee introduced their revised version of the budget bill today (House Bill 49) and while the mere summary of changes totals 14 pages, one change that did not occur was to the House’s provision that eliminates the Resident Educator Program required for teachers in their first four/five years in the profession.

The Senate Finance Committee’s version made no changes to the language that the House added in as described by the Legislative Service Commission (click the image to enlarge):

The bill does the following:

Eliminates the Resident Educator Program […]

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So, how Democratic will Buckeye voters be next year? A little, a lot, or not at all, given the next big election year for Washington is 2020?

If President Donald Trump is still president then because Republicans refuse to impeach him despite having multiple good reasons to remove him from office, he will use the power of the White House to further fuel his infamous bluster, deceptions, and over-the-top rhetoric.

He’ll attempt to win the Electoral College again, a feat he’s boasted he ought not to have won last year since he said it’s rigged against Republicans.

Or will […]

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The Financial Choice Act, a Republican-designed bill that delivers on the long-held promise to dismantle major parts of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law passed in 2010, including gutting the successful Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), won passage Thursday along a nearly party line vote, 233-186.

House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling said, “Every promise of Dodd-Frank has been broken. We will replace economic stagnation with a growing healthy economy.”

On a call Friday morning with reporters, three opponents of the bill detailed how it will harm consumers in Ohio and across the nation.

Wrong […]

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In this new feature, every Monday morning, we will do a round-up of some of the biggest political stories on the front pages of papers around Ohio. This will be coupled with a Finally Friday feature, where we will take a look back at the week that was.

Will public-employee pensions be the next to face cuts?

From the Columbus Dispatch:

Public-employee pension funds are big business in Ohio, providing a safety net for 1.75 million people. There’s a lot riding on them.

Collectively, Ohio’s five public pension funds have $192 billion in assets and last year paid out […]

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