From the daily archives: Monday, October 2, 2017

Ohio state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, a Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, laid out the details of a comprehensive plan to support Ohio workers and small businesses during a press conference last Thursday, where he also announced a new website:

“This plan makes the investments necessary to give people a real opportunity. That’s why I’m here today, and that’s why I’m running for governor,” Schiavoni said in a release announcing his jobs plan.

Schiavoni, who is from Boardman, said that his plan puts together a series of bills that he’s worked on in the past that focuses on creating jobs, training workers, and […]

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As Plunderbund has often noted while other Ohio media outlets remain silent, Gov. John Kasich has continued to abuse Ohio taxpayers with impunity when it comes to travel and security costs as he pursues his own self-promotion, even after losing badly last year when he ran for president on the Republican ticket.

The AP reported that the Trump Administration’s Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price, resigned Friday after reports surfaced on his gross misuse of taxpayers, who were paying outrageous travel costs on government planes when the same travel by commercial carriers would have cost a fraction of the estimated […]

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If your lights blinked a day or so ago it can be explained by Ohio U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci’s explosive protest against the protesting NFL players who kneeled during the National Anthem.

There are protests… and then there are protests.

In the wealthy Republican congressman’s response to an action protected by the First Amendment, he proudly announced that he was pulling $20,000 in TV ads from Sunday’s NFL games and spending it on more patriotic American TV fare without the stain of disrespectful football players. He’s allowed to do so.

Renacci, you should be aware, as the former Wadsworth mayor […]

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Warning to Ohioans: The 2017 Distressed Communities Index (DCI), published by the Economic Innovation Group (EIG), shows just how distressed most of Ohio’s larger communities are today. Offering glaring detail any data cruncher relishes, the state of the Buckeye state stands in stark contrast to the fantasy propaganda Ohio Gov. John Kasich sells about how he took a state going broke and turned it around.

After seven years of a Kasich administration that’s pushed tax breaks for the wealthy, robed public school districts to fund poor if not corrupt for-profit charter schools, repealed the […]

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