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The fact that the American Legislative Exchange Council has disbanded its anti-voting-access task force will not dissuade Ohio Republicans who insist on assaulting the franchise.

ALEC, the Koch Brother-funded “model legislation” hook-up apparatus for conservative state legislators and multinational corporations—think MeetMe for plutocrats and their sycophants—scaled back their work on non-economic issues following the Trayvon Martin controversy.

ALEC, by the way, would prefer their model legislation not be referred to as such so much, as it counts itself among those “charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit” organizations that should not have to pay taxes for Full Story...

Here’s Governor Kasich during his State of the State address:

Republicans and Democrats have long favored sentencing reform. Oh, we didn’t get to this because we were afraid also. Forty-seven percent of our inmates sit in our state prisons for less than a year and they sometimes sit next to hardened criminals. It raises the recidivism rate, costs taxpayers a fortune. Again, to everyone who’s here, 47 percent of people are in that prison for less than a year and we’re sticking them in there next to somebody who’s been a hardened criminal, a murderer, or God knows what […]

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John Kasich’s gotten a slight bump in the poll, but that’s largely because independents in heavily Republican areas have moved off the fence about him. Meet the new “enthusiasm gap,” where Democrats oppose Kasich stronger than Republicans support him.

Yes, buyer’s remorse is real in Ohio, and it’s Republican. That’s why SB 5 seems virtually destined to be repealed this November (so long as it gets on the ballot.)

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Here’s Governor Kasich during his State of State Address:

Republicans and Democrats have long favored sentencing reform. Oh, we didn’t get to this because we were afraid also. Forty-seven percent of our inmates sit in our state prisons for less than a year and they sometimes sit next to hardened criminals. It raises the recidivism rate, costs taxpayers a fortune. Again, to everyone who’s here, 47 percent of people are in that prison for less than a year and we’re sticking them in there next to somebody who’s been a hardened criminal, a murderer, or God knows what else. […]

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Bill Seitz is a conservative State Senator.  He’s a member of ALEC.  He’s the reason Ohio’s constitution bans the legal recognition of same-sex relationships as marriage, even in cases where houses of worship in Ohio do.  And Bill Seitz suddenly finds himself too moderate for the Senate Republican Caucus.

Here’s something else you probably don’t know about Bill Seitz.  While in Columbus, he shares a place with Senate President Tom Niehaus (R-New Richmond), who’s district neighbors Seitz’s.  Seitz, you recall, was removed from the Senate Commerce, Insurance & Labor Committee to ensure enough votes to pass SB 5 out of […]

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