Democratic State Senator Kenny Yuko, who represents the 25th District and is the primary sponsor of SB 25, talked Tuesday about his bill to increase Ohio’s minimum wage shortly after House Republican leadership presented highlights of a substitute budget bill, HB 64, that veers sharply away from the record-setting executive budget presented by Gov. John Kasich. The bill has many highlights, one of which is that it reduces the governor’s historic-high budget bill by $775 million.
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In 2011, in the heart of the Governor Kasich’s first tumultuous year in office, I wrote an article titled “Republican teachers are now extinct“. I took a look back at that article in this past week as we are leading up to the election that we’ve been looking forward to remembering since that time and found that my words ring true even more today than they did back then. As we enter the final days of the Kasich Administration’s ominous reign over Ohio, I want to once again urge my “Republican” family and friends (yes, I’m talking to […]Full Story... →
Central Ohio news stations reported last night that fliers were being distributed in Reynoldsburg neighborhoods “outing” individuals who are crossing the picket lines. The fliers also “cross the line” according to residents who were interviewed. Here’s a look at one of the fliers from Reynoldsburg yesterday:
These fliers make it look like the teachers union has gone too far by harassing people at their personal residences. And we have to agree in this case that these fliers DO go too far. But it’s not the teachers who have gone too far in this case, it’s the School […]Full Story... →
Below is the full prepared text of tonight’s State of the Union Address
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:
Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her part to lift America’s graduation rate to its highest level in more than three decades.
An entrepreneur flipped on the lights in her tech startup, and did her part to add to the more than eight million new jobs our businesses have created over the past four years.
An autoworker fine-tuned some of the best, most fuel-efficient cars […]Full Story... →
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services released data today showing that Ohio’s unemployment rate is now 7.2%. This Dispatch ran this Kasich campaign-approved headline: “Ohio unemployment drops for second straight month”.
While technically true, it fails to capture the important context, which is that Ohio continues to seriously lag the country in job growth.
While it’s true Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped two points, from 7.4% in November to 7.2% in December, the U.S. unemployment rate dropped three points, from 7.0% to 6.7%, meaning Ohio’s unemployment rate has continued to steadily get worse compared to the national average.
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