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Take a Few Minutes to Remember Why We Celebrate Labor Day

This Labor Day, I hope you stop and think about the unending attacks on working people we’ve seen recently. We honor American workers each September for standing up for our rights and fighting for fair wages, safe working conditions, and reasonable hours. Two years ago, working people fought back against Senate Bill 5, Governor John […]

Free Tyra Patterson! Ohio Parole Board and Governor Kasich

Just a Reminder: Kasich’s Sales Tax Hikes Go into Effect on Sunday

OSU to Name ER after A&F

On Friday, The Ohio State University Board of Trustees will vote on a proposal to name its new emergency department after Abercrombie & Fitch. The Abercrombie & Fitch Emergency Department will be twice the size of the department now at OSU’s Wexner Medical Center. The new department is part of a $1.1. billion expansion of the […]

Mandel Violated Campaign Law, in Move That Surprises No One

A March car crash involving Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel reveals that he violated federal campaign law. Mandel has been the passenger in two auto accidents since taking office in 2011. One accident took place this year near Toledo as he was riding in a vehicle paid for by his failed U.S. Senate campaign. The vehicle, a […]

DNC Chair Supports FitzGerald, Turner

On Tuesday, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz finished a two-day Ohio trip by joining with Ed FitzGerald and Nina Turner in Cleveland. “Ed is one of the rising stars of the party,” Wasserman Schultz said of the Cuyahoga County executive. “He has been successful everywhere he’s been.” She also referred to last week’s poll, which […]

First Poll Shows Ohioans Prefer FitzGerald to Kasich

Public Policy Polling released its first poll to the public this week. The poll shows former FBI agent and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald leading Governor John Kasich. It’s no surprise, since the poll came on the heels of news that Gov. Kasich signed a budget featuring higher taxes on the middle class, attacks on […]

JobsOhio Corruption Dominates Ohio News

  There has been a lot of news lately about Governor John Kasich‘s slush fund, JobsOhio. Don’t take my word for it: click below to see what’s being said on television about the agency.     The Governor and his friends are abusing the state government to pad their pockets with tax dollars.   Six of […]

Ohio Tax Policy Is Based on 191 People in Oberlin

The House Tax Reform Legislative Study Committee is touring Ohio to hear from citizens how state tax policy is affecting their communities. Here’s what they say about Ohio’s “Total Maximum Income Tax Rates” compared to those of our neighbor states. But wait . . . Ohio’s top tax bracket was 5.9%. How does the Tax […]

Company Receiving Jobs Ohio Credit Moves HQ to Illinois

On Wednesday, a company that received a “jobs creation” tax credit from JobsOhio announced that it is moving its headquarters from Ohio to Illinois. The company will add forty jobs in suburban Chicago, ten of which will be transfers from the Ohio branch. A spokesman said the company chose Chicago because of better access to international […]