From the daily archives: Friday, October 27, 2017

Bipartisanship may be the word of the year this year, as Democrats and Republicans decry hyper-partisanship in Washington during the era of Trumpism and its maladjusted leader, President Donald Trump.

And so it came to pass on Thursday, when 20 Republicans found their moral compass long enough to join every House Democrat in voting against the so-called Ryan-McConnell Republican Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution, which also goes by the ironic name of “Building A Better America.” 

Budget Resolution: “For too long, the federal government’s excessive spending has put future […]

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As lawmakers continue their assault on women’s health, ProgressOhio urged Senate Republicans to donate money from a disgraced former member to groups that help women in a press release Friday.

Former state Sen. Cliff Hite, a Findlay Republican, abruptly resigned last week and apologized for conduct toward a state employee. Senate leaders engineered his departure after learning that he is facing allegations of sexual harassment, the release said.

Since joining the Upper Chamber, Hite has donated just over $610,000 to the Ohio Republican Senate Campaign Committee, according to a ProgressOhio analysis.

“As a show of good faith, the Senate GOP […]

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DAYTON, Ohio – President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered his acting HHS Secretary to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency, stopping short of the full national state of emergency that he promised two months ago.

Dayton Mayor and Democratic primary candidate for Ohio Governor Nan Whaley – one of the first mayors in Ohio to declare a state of emergency on the epidemic – issued a response to the declaration in a release Thursday.

“Trump’s declaration is a long time coming, but it’s far too little, far too late and Ohioans are growing weary of his empty promises,” Whaley […]

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