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Madrigal Maniac’s OSU vs. Kent State Recap

OSUKentState

After each of the first two games I wrote that Ohio State had a lot of questions to answer. Well, today they were answered … Just kidding, there wasn’t a damn thing answered today. OSU played an over-matched Kent State team that already had two losses against inferior opponents. The Buckeyes dominated the stats. They…

Ohio Tax Break for the Social Work Industry

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This information came to me from the Counselor, Social Work, and Marriage and Family Therapy board. It could benefit many who run small businesses in these areas. Ohio Jobs Budget 2.0: Tax Breaks for The CSWMFT Industry Recently, Governor John R. Kasich signed into law the two year operating budget of the state that also…

An Email From Democratic Candidate for Governor Ed Fitzgerald

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Dear Jeffrey, Let me ask you a question. What would you call it if six of nine board members of an agency with the authority to dole out hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars have documented conflicts of interest? What would you call it if Governor Kasich himself received compensation in the last year from…

Panel Can’t Investigate JobsOhio

The Ruler

This came from an email I received from the Ohio Democratic Party: Ohio Democratic Party In Case You Missed It – Panel Can’t Investigate JobsOhio Columbus Dispatch // By Darrell Rowland Since the legislature exempted JobsOhio from state ethics laws two years ago, Gov. John Kasich’s privatized economic-development agency likely will not face an ethics…

Guest Post: OARnet Represents High Cost to OH Taxpayers

OAR.net

Government Overstep: OARnet Represents High Cost to OH Taxpayers By Gail Garbrandt Rubert I have been working in politics for nearly 30 years, both in Washington, DC and here in Ohio. I have seen good economies turn bad, bad economies revive and, correspondingly, seen budgets fall from surplus to deficit and deficits, when smart policies…

Ignorant Bill to Drug Test Welfare Recipients

Smoking Pot

When I first heard about the bill I did not need to check the political affiliation of the sponsor. It’s mean spirited so of course It’s a Republican. Sen. Tim Schaffer, R-Lancaster has introduced a bill that would require welfare recipients to answer whether they have used drugs, if they answer yes they will be…

Republicans and Stonewalling Health Care for Ohioians

Mary Taylor

States have until June 30th to enact an insurance exchange as required by the Affordable Care Act, otherwise the federal government will do it for them. In Ohio, Democrats have been trying to gauge the efforts to implement the exchange, but have been stonewalled by Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor who heads Ohio’s Department of Insurance.…

Vice Chairwoman Throws Up on Kasich

Kay Ayers

O.K. Hopefully this will be the last in my series of Republicans throwing up on themselves nationally and in Ohio. Even I’m starting to get sick of it. But today the Vice Chairwoman of the GOP Central Committee, Kay Ayers, chastised Governor Kasich over his efforts to replace GOP Chairman Kevin DeWine. “We are all…

Republicans Trash a Great Grandmother’s Words

This should make all Ohioans mad as hell. As is typical of a republican led effort, the lies and distortions keep pouring in. I’m talking about SB5 and Issue 2. The Building a Better Ohio the group that supports issue 2 have taken the words of Marlene Quinn from a We Are Ohio ad and…