I’ve actually not fully processed today’s story that it appears several Democrats in the State Senate are now supporting SB 1—the bill that will create the private entity named RobsOhio. But I thought I should at least play devil’s advocate to put the decision into perspective.
First, let’s remember that nobody who runs for office does so with the desire to not make a difference or to be politically irrelevant. And, frankly, there traditionally has been no group treated as more politically irrelevant as the Senate Democrats. During the last few years, it was only until Republicans were unable to […]Full Story... →
Despite their best efforts, the Senate GOP Caucus could not unite behind an alternative plan to Governor Strickland’s proposal to freeze the implementation of the final phase of the state income tax cuts begun in 2005.? Therefore, they have resigned themselves to giving the Democrats the five votes necessary to pass their modified version of the House’s plan.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Senate GOP plan delay implementation of a majority of the tax cut with the remaining hole filled by other sources, such as the casino licensing fees being paid now that Issue 3 has […]Full Story... →
Look, I’ve been really hard on the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus, its leaders, and particularly Ohio Senate Minority Leader Capri Cafaro.
It’s hard when you are so outnumbered by the Senate Republicans to be politically relevant, or to convince Democratic donors to donate to your caucus in your campaign to chip away and eventually take over a legislative body most of us have always known to be controlled by the Republicans.
But I think Senate Minority Leader Cafaro has listened to that criticism and is responding, and therefore, she should be applauded.
Watching the Senate Republican majority trying to find […]Full Story... →
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