Newly-obtained documents reveal that between September 2012 and August 2013, Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office twice declined to go after the drug manufacturers that flooded the market with addictive prescription opioids. Instead, DeWine waited to take legal action against these drug companies until May 2017—less than one month before declaring his bid for governor.Full Story... →
In their final debate in Cleveland, Rich Cordray argued that Mike DeWine is a career politician, out of touch with the issues affecting Ohio voters and after 42 years needs to step aside.Full Story... →
Mike DeWine has used his position as Attorney General to find ways to limit women’s access to birth control and abortion. As Governor, he would be far more dangerous.Full Story... →
Jon Husted would have run a better campaign than Mike DeWine and everyone knows it.Full Story... →
Underreported in the coverage of a somewhat wonkish debate were the sharp contrasts between DeWine and Cordray that it illustrated.Full Story... →
Despite enduring weeks of negative ads, many of which featured outright lies, Rich Cordray has held his own in the race for Governor, pulling into a tie in two recent polls.Full Story... →
Last week, Ohio gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine released a remarkable statement that said too much testing in school “interferes with a child’s ability to think creatively and problem solve.”
Huh? When he was a Member of Congress, wasn’t Mike DeWine one of the strongest proponents of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law that’s been the bane of educators for nearly two decades?
Steve Dyer, an attorney, and Education Policy Fellow at Innovation Ohio examined the previous positions of both DeWine and his running mate, Jon Husted, in the area of education policy. Dyer served in the legislature during the […]Full Story... →
Mike DeWine has a big problem trying to follow the Republican playbook of running on “law and order,” and it’s obvious just by looking at his first campaign ad.Full Story... →
Mike DeWine has been fighting against birth control and abortion in court for years, but this week he was aided by the state’s Republican Inspector General, who decided not to investigate whether DeWIne allowed a political ally to influence an official investigation into Planned Parenthood.Full Story... →
The Ohio Attorney General’s response to the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow’s (ECOT) June 27, 2018, Memorandum Regarding Assignment of Claims could open a can of worms for the charter industry.
In his “response“, claims that public money can be recovered from the ECOT scheme in three ways:
William Lager, the operator of ECOT, had a fiduciary duty to ECOT and thus violated that duty by doing business with the two companies he created. Therefore, all the profits realized via those companies’ dealings with ECOT should be recovered. Lager’s status as ECOT’s agent made him a […]Full Story... →
This week we learned the ECOT ripoff cost taxpayers at least $200 million, while Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine did nothing but cash their campaign checks. Local Ohio school officials are not happy.Full Story... →
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