After repeated calls over many months, if not years, by Ohio leaders to Gov. John Kasich to put state resources where his rhetoric is regarding the state’s nation-leading opioid crisis, President Donald J. Trump beat Ohio’s term-limited, lame-duck CEO to the punch Thursday, when a national emergency was declared on an issue that’s gripping America by the throat.
The Washington Post reports that “Trump is now pledging that the federal government will ‘spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis.’”
Trump Out Plays Kasich On Opiods
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Two groups of educators in Ohio have been standing up against the ALEC-driven agenda to hurt public schools in order to privatize and profiteer off of education: Public Education Partners and the Ohio BATs (Badass Teachers).
ALEC is the American Legislative Exchange Council, a Koch-funded enterprise that writes copy-and-paste legislation to benefit corporations that state legislators turn into law. ALEC has received funding from AT&T, Allergan, ExxonMobil, Pfizer, and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company among many other profit-driven enterprises.
They have produced model bills on a broad range of issues including reducing business regulation and corporate taxation, loosening environmental regulations, tightening voter identification rules, weakening labor unions, and opposing gun control. […]Full Story... →
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