From the daily archives: Monday, November 20, 2017

Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown got into a short but important verbal dustup with the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee pushing a smash-and-grab tax bill Republicans want President Trump to sign before the year’s out so they can finally tell voters back home they got something done.

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The altercation wherein Brown bested Hatch bigly by blasting him with both barrels of simple clarity and biting reality showed why he’s on track to win a third term next year against any candidate Republicans throw at him, especially Ohio’s term-limited Treasure Josh […]

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich has now overseen 59 consecutive months of sub-par job growth back in the Buckeye State.

Last week Kasich joked to a group of school administrators, asking them what more they could ask for with a balanced budget and Ohio “up 490,000 jobs?” Impressive figure until it’s put into context, when it actually looks pretty bad. Those who do know the context of Kasich’s scoreboard numbers, like Ohio’s premier job number data cruncher, George Zeller, what it means is Ohio continues to lag the national average in job creation. That is no joke.

Kasich takes […]

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