Tag Archive | Republicans

Republicans Pick Cleveland for 2016 Convention

On Tuesday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced that it had chosen heavily Democratic Cleveland to host its 2016 national convention. A meeting of the full RNC will ratify the choice next month in Chicago. The RNC had narrowed the field to Cleveland and Dallas, both of which aggressively courted party officials. Republicans believe that […]

Cincinnati Abortion Clinic Shut Down

On Friday, State Health Director Ted Wymyslow closed a Cincinnati-area abortion clinic. The Lebanon Road Surgery Center in Sharonville was targeted for closure in November 2012 because it does not have a valid transfer agreement – a pact required of all Ohio ambulatory surgical facilities with a local hospital to accept patients if medical help […]

Ohio’s Charter Schools: Costlier and Worse in Performance

When charter schools burst onto Ohio’s education scene fifteen years ago, proponents claimed they could educate at-risk children better and more cheaply than public schools. The reality is quite different. Charter schools cost the state more than twice as much per student as traditional schools do, and with a handful of exceptions, their academic performance […]

Kasich Distributes “Much-Challenged” Obamacare Figures in Re-election Campaign

A few days after Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor issued a controversial report claiming that Obamacare would increase some Ohioans’ insurance costs, the Kasich-Taylor re-election team started using that report in its campaign. The material from the campaign cites the much-challenged cost increase figures from Taylor. It urges supporters to “sign our petition right now,” […]

Ohio Law Requires Parties to Certify Presidential Nominees Before Convention

  In 2010, Ohio election law was amended to require all parties to certify the names of their Presidential and Vice-Presidential nominees at least ninety days before the general election. In 2012, that would be August 8. However, neither the Democratic Party, nor the Republican Party, will have held their national conventions that early. The […]

Ohio Republicans Try to Defund Planned Parenthood

Republicans in the Ohio State House are trying to defund Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood receive state funds to give health care services for low-income women, like cancer screenings and family planning services. Now, Ohio Republicans are willing to block money for all of Planned Parenthood services, even vital health services that have nothing to do […]

Romney, Mandel Want to “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” and Lose 850,000 Ohio Jobs

While Mitt Romney is busy writing his campaign platform on an etch-a-sketch, many Americans are asking one question: What about jobs? The Republican record on creating jobs is pretty clear: ignore, ignore, ignore. When it comes to creating jobs in Ohio, it’s more like oppose, oppose, oppose. Remember when Mr. Romney said that the President […]

Legislature to Give $165 Million in Reduced-Interest Loans to Farmers

The state would make more discounted loans available to farmers who want to under a proposal from Republicans who control the Ohio Legislature. A House bill, along with companion legislation in the Senate, would extend the state’s Agricultural Linked Deposit program (Ag-LINK), according to reports by media outlets. Funding available through the state would increase […]

Ohio Dems Sue Unconstitutional New Legislative Map

Statehouse Democrats filed a lawsuit Wednesday charging that Republicans violated the Ohio Constitution last year when they drew new Ohio legislative districts. Republicans labeled the charges ridiculous and said the map passes constitutional muster. The Democrats are asking Ohio Supreme Court to reject the map passed by the state Apportionment Board on September 28 and […]

A Message from the Chairmen of the Ohio Democratic Party and Ohio Republican Party

The holidays are a time to set aside partisan differences and remember that we are all Americans who want the best for our country and its people. As Party Chairmen, we often ask our supporters to make a contribution to help our respective Party’s candidates win.  But in the spirit of the holidays, we are […]