From the daily archives: Thursday, December 21, 2017

Last week State Rep. John Becker unveiled the latest round of attacks on unions and Ohio’s working class, aiming to dissolve unions in both the public and private sector. However, Ohio AFL-CIO is fighting back with a fiery letter sent to all state representatives.

Timothy Burga, president Ohio AFL-CIO, in his letter urging other representatives not to become co-sponsors said, “If these proposals were enacted, hard-working Ohioans from every part of the state would be negatively impacted… These measures are nothing but a thinly-veiled attempt

to silence employees at the workplace, strip them of their political voice, and slash […]

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If Ohio media had been investigating Gov. John Kasich and his administration with the same energy and vigor they’ve used to pursue far less important people who engaged in far less unlawful activity, Kasich’s plunderbund while in office would constitute a rap sheet of scandals that would paint a different, darker picture than the one reporters and editorial boards have delivered so far despite knowing better.

Since he won his skinny two-percent victory back in 2010, reporting on his serious screw ups has drifted toward fluff coverage that includes editorials written to defend his wrong-headed policies and […]

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In his conference call last week, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio said the CHIP program (Children’s Health Insurance Program) in Ohio has been extended until maybe March with cuts Gov. John Kasich will take from other programs.

Brown said he talked to Kasich about CHIP, but didn’t offer detail about which programs might be impacted, or how much those targeted programs would be cut to keep CHIP functional for a couple more months, pending congressional refunding. CHIP in Ohio serves over 200,000 children each year.

For a glimpse of what would happen in Ohio if CHIP isn’t […]

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