Posts by: D.C. DeWitt

Congressional Budget Office Says Senate Tax Bill Would Kick 13 Million off Healthcare, Raise Premiums 10 Percent and Force $25 Billion Cut to Medicare

Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown voted against so-called tax legislation in the Senate Finance Committee Thursday night that would actually dismantle the Affordable Care Act and force cuts to Medicare.

Throughout the course of the committee consideration of this bill, Brown offered multiple amendments to try and cut taxes for working people in Ohio, prevent jobs from being sent overseas and protect the healthcare of Ohioans, a press release said. All of those amendments were blocked […]

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Ohio Attorney General candidate Steve Dettelbach called out current term-limited AG Mike DeWine and other career politicians in Columbus in a press release last week for using voter purges to rig the electoral process.

Dettelbach, the former U.S. District Attorney for Northern Ohio who has spent his career fighting corruption, penned an opinion piece in the Columbus Dispatch urging the Ohio Supreme Court to reject the political gamesmanship of voter purging and uphold the Sixth Circuit court’s ruling that the Jon Husted-purge now being defended by DeWine violated the National Voter Registration Act.

Dettelbach also called on Ohio voters to conduct […]

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Millionaire U.S. Congressman Jim Renacci voted Thursday for the House Republican tax plan, which will raise taxes on 36 million middle-class households across America, in order to give massive tax breaks to the wealthy and big corporations that ship jobs overseas, the Ohio Democratic Party said in a release this afternoon.

As one of the richest members of Congress, Jim Renacci has been one of the biggest cheerleaders for the Republican tax giveaway to […]

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Former United States Congressman Zack Space’s campaign for Ohio Auditor of State today released its first video. The spot is titled “I’m Ready. Are You?”

In a press release announcing the video, Space elaborated on what he’s learned speaking to Ohioans around the state:

“Since I announced my campaign for Auditor of State in August, I’ve traveled tens of thousands of miles and met voters in more than 40 Ohio counties,” Space said. “Everywhere I travel in our state – from Lima to Marietta, Dayton to Parma – I hear from Ohioans who know that our democracy is broken. They […]

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It’s finally happened, folks. The insane pass that Donald Trump gets from the right on things that would send other politicians out to pasture is now being extended to others.

Sixteen women have accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault. Their stories are well-reported and corroborated. But in the fallout from Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Brett Rattner, and so many others, the allegations from these 16 women against Trump have registered barely a blip.

And now, in Alabama, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate who’s made a name for himself calling for gay people to be thrown in […]

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Apparently Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel has trouble condemning pedophilia.

Josh Mandel has no problem condemning the Anti-Defamation League. That anti-hate group called out Mandel’s friends Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec for starting the vicious “Pizzagate” hoax conspiracy theory accusing Hillary Clinton of running a pedophile sex ring out of a pizza shop in Washington D.C.

Their handiwork resulted in a guy from North Carolina going to the Comet Ping Pong pizza shop with his AR-15 and firing three rounds into the place in December 2016, an act of domestic terrorism, which Mandel finds himself also unable to condemn, preferring only ever to condemn […]

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Brown: Tax Reform Should be About Putting Money Back in Pockets Of Working Ohioans

If you didn’t get a chance to see it yet, Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown took Republicans and President Donald Trump to task Monday for talking a big game about helping working people with tax reform and then presenting legislation that stiffs them while giving away trillions of dollars in breaks to multinational corporations.

Brown previewed his prepared remarks for the Senate Finance Committee in a release noting that he has met with Trump and top administration officials on tax reform, offering to work together for […]

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Ohio Democratic primary governor candidate Connie Pillich has been on a mission to visit all of the Buckeye State’s 88 counties this year, and as of last Friday she had already been to 75 of them.

“I decided to do this because I feel that Democrats have forgotten large sections of Ohio for a really long time and I wanted to make sure I didn’t leave anyone behind,” she said.

Pillich, a former state representative who narrowly lost her race for Ohio Treasurer in 2014, said she’s been bringing her message of leadership and economic opportunity to every corner of […]

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Senator Outlines Solution to Secure Teamsters, Miners and Other Retiree Pension Plans under Threat, Announces Plans to Push for Pensions Fix in Congress’ Year-End Priorities

On his weekly conference call Wednesday, Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown discussed his plan to introduce legislation that will ensure Ohio retirees can keep the pensions they have earned.

Numerous Ohio pension plans, including the massive Central States Teamsters Pension Plan, the United Mine Workers Pension Plan, the Ironworkers Local 17 Pension Plan, the Ohio Southwest Carpenters Pension Plan and the Bakers and Confectioners Pension Plan are currently on the brink of failure and threatened by […]

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Ohio Democrats charted wins in local elections across the state Tuesday, building a bench of new public servants and creating momentum for the 2018 cycle, the party announced in a release Wednesday.

The release noted especially wins by young Democratic candidates in school board, council, and trustee races across the state.

“As Democrats had a big night nationally in places like Virginia and New Jersey, here in Ohio we won footholds in traditionally Republican areas like Clinton County and Warren County, turned suburbs purple and reasserted Democratic dominance at the local level in areas that swung to […]

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In an amicus brief with the Ohio Supreme Court, Democrats in the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives took ECOT to task for trying to make a “mockery” of Ohio’s public education system in the case of The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow v. Ohio Department of Education.

The brief responds to ECOT’s ongoing lawsuit to avoid repaying nearly $80 million after audits conducted by the Department of Education (ODE) determined the online charter school had inflated student attendance.

“ECOT is demanding a ruling from this court which would protect its funding stream to the detriment of thousands of students they failed to teach,” […]

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