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2014 Primary 5/6/2014--Issue 1: To Fund Public Infrastructure Capital Improvements by Permitting the Issuance of General Obligation Bonds

Started by Nancy. Last reply by Nancy Mar 13, 2014. 2 Replies

This is an Ohio Constitutional Amendment. Here is the info from the SoS's website: What is a Constitutional Amendment Initiated by the General Assembly? …Continue

Tags: ohio, of, may, one, primary

Common Core in OH schools

Started by Nancy. Last reply by Nancy Mar 5, 2014. 2 Replies

There are many discussions on this site about Common Core and it's effects on the education system here in the US. …Continue

Tags: education, schools, core, common, Ohio

Ohio's Governor's Race 2014

Started by Nancy. Last reply by Nancy Feb 17, 2014. 15 Replies

Thought we should have a central location for quick and easy reference source with regards to information about any/all candidates for Ohio Governor in 2014.As always, appreciate everyone's insight…Continue

Tags: candidates, information, 2014, race, gubernatorial

John Boehner being "primaried" in 2014

Started by Nancy. Last reply by Paul Z. Feb 6, 2014. 10 Replies

It appears that John Boehner, Rep from OH District 8 has 3 primary challengers.  Posting their info for everyone's consideration.   PLEASE NOTE:  THE FOLLOWING INFO IS NOT MEANT TO SUPPORT OR SHOW…Continue

Tags: Gurr, Carter, Winteregg, challengers, 2014

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Comment by Nancy on March 18, 2015 at 7:12am

HERE ARE THE SENATE REPUBLICANS WHO VOTE MOST OFTEN FOR OBAMA NOMINEES

4. 74% Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/03/16/here-are-the-sen...

Comment by Nancy on March 9, 2015 at 3:45pm

Please OH, we must remove this man from office next time around: 

Sen. Brown: Why Not ‘Medicare for the Whole Country?’ It ‘Would Be Terrific’

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/craig-millward/sen-brown-why-not-me...

Comment by Nancy on March 9, 2015 at 3:33pm

Coming to a district near you: 

Republican Leadership Wants Barack Obama to Run Congress

http://www.redstate.com/2015/03/09/republican-leadership-wants-bara...

An outside spending group aligned with the House Republican leadership will run $200,000 in ads defending lawmakers who voted for the long-term Department of Homeland Security funding bill.

The Main Street Advocacy ads, which begin airing Monday night in the Ohio districts represented by Republican Reps. Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH and Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH), will air on radio stations in six districts. . .

. . .The spot harshly criticizes “bullies” who linked the vote to fund DHS with attempts to block President Barack Obama’s executive actions on illegal immigrants. Republican supporters of the long-term funding bill argued that, after a federal judge in Texas stopped Obama’s executive action to shield 5 million immigrants from deportation, the DHS funding vote was not a wider referendum on immigration. . .

http://www.redstate.com/2015/03/09/republican-leadership-wants-bara...

As the secondary title of this article states:

"Steve LaTourette can go flip himself"

Comment by Nancy on January 30, 2015 at 10:56am

Is this what you voted for your Governor to do? (underlining is mine to highlight points):

 John Kasich's new coordinated welfare approach to start with teens, young adults

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2015/01/john_kasichs_new_co...

Gov. John Kasich will propose new approaches for Ohio's welfare programs in the budget he unveils Monday, targeting teens and young adults as part of an effort to intervene at an early age to stop poverty.

The changes would require individual counties, which administer the assistance programs across the state, to designate a lead entity that will be responsible for coordinating help -- assistance programs and job training efforts -- and matching them to clients.

Individual clients would be able to one-stop shop with a caseworker who could connect them with assistance programs and job training needed to get them work.

The initial efforts would target people aged 16 to 24 with the idea of intervening before they get stuck in a cycle of poverty.Those clients would also have to take some personal responsibility,  participating in job training and be willing to help themselves.

The goal is to expand the approach to all Ohioans on public assistance by July 1, 2016. . .

. . .While he discussed the new approach as one that will benefit individuals with the goal of lifting them out of poverty, he also issued a warning for the counties that administer the programs: Get on board or get left behind.

"We get this through, and I think we will, we're going to tell the commissioners (in Ohio's counties) that you will designate a lead agency and someone will be in charge of coordinating everything that involves the person in need," Kasich said. "If counties do not do this, and they do not meet the metrics ... we are going to take every dime of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) money out of that county and give it to a county that wants to do it, or we will privatize it or we will take it at the state level.". .

NOTE: be sure to read the comments after the article to get a perspective on how some of our fellow OH's feel about this. 

Thoughts???

Comment by Nancy on January 29, 2015 at 12:30pm

Thanks Gov Kasich. . .

Ohio’s Obamacare expansion has already cost over $2 billion

http://watchdog.org/196206/ohio-obamacare-2billion/

. . .If recent enrollment and cost trends persist, Kasich’s Obamacare expansion will be more than $1 billion over budget by the time Ohio’s 2015 fiscal year ends on June 30. . .

Looks like it might be time for calls/emails/action:

. . .The governor is expected to include a continuation of his Obamacare expansion in the proposed 2016-2017 budget his office will release Monday. A two-year appropriation for the expansion would likely cost federal taxpayers more than $6 billion.

Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, a Clarksville Republican, has signaled surrender to Kasich on the Obamacare expansion.

Comment by Nancy on January 22, 2015 at 2:33pm

Ohio governor slams Obamacare opponents in Montana

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday accused Montana lawmakers of letting poor Montanans die by rejecting Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.

Kasich’s meeting with state legislators in Helena marked the second Balanced Budget Forever event in as many days where the Republican governor promoted Medicaid expansion and bashed its critics. . .

. . .Although Kasich asserts his Obamacare expansion is funded entirely with Ohio money, the expansion is projected to cost federal taxpayers more than $50 billion in its.... . .

. . .Kasich became visibly annoyed when his Obamacare expansion position was challenged again at a pre....

“John Roberts gave me an opportunity in the Supreme Court for the state to make a decision as to whether they want to reclaim this money or not,” Kasich told state legislators, repeating a line he used in Pierre, S.D., the day before. “There’s no money in Washington, it’s my money, okay? And so, I brought my money back to Ohio.”

As noted above, Kasich’s Obamacare expansion is expected to cost federal taxpayers over $50 billion in new spending through 2022. The only involvement Chief Justice John Roberts and the Supreme Court had in Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion was in empowering states to opt out. . .

http://watchdog.org/194593/kasich-obamacare-montana/

Comment by Nancy on January 20, 2015 at 12:09pm
Comment by Nancy on January 18, 2015 at 1:18pm

Seven union front groups fighting labor reform this year

Watch for union bosses to fight state labor reforms using pseudo-grassroots front groups this year, though the tactic has seen mixed results.

Right-to-work, loathed by labor bosses because it enables workers to choose whether to pay a union, is seen as a possibility in Wisconsin, Ohio, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Missouri and West Virginia in 2015. Several states are considering paycheck protection, which prevents using taxpayer resources to collect union dues.

In 2011, government unions created We Are Wisconsin and We Are Ohio to spin government union reforms as attacks on workers. Unions failed to block Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 but successfully overturned Ohio Senate Bill 5in a referendum against the law limiting public union power. . .

. . .We Are Ohio, calling itself a “citizen-driven, community-based bipartisan coalition,” has received 96 percent of more than $40 million in total funding from unions. Roughly half of We Are Ohio’s funding has come from union bosses in Washington, D.C.

Ohio legislators hoping to advance right-to-work for both the public and private sectors are up against fellow Republicans —including Gov. John Kasich — who are frightened of or friendly with union bosses. Many Ohio Republicans get campaign contributions from unions.

Kasich was endorsed for re-election last fall by several private-sector unions, including International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18. IUOE Local 18 runs Keep Ohio’s Heritage, a propaganda shop funded with $1 million from IUOE headquarters in D.C. . .

http://watchdog.org/188299/union-fronts-2015/

Comment by Nancy on January 16, 2015 at 9:49am

Ohio employers paying higher taxes thanks to state’s unemployment debt

Ohio employers are paying higher taxes for unemployment compensation in 2015, a direct result of the state’s failure to repay billions borrowed to cover unemployment benefits during the recession. . . 

http://watchdog.org/192743/ohio-employers-taxes/

Comment by Nancy on January 14, 2015 at 6:57pm

Good to know--we need "all hands on deck" so to speak--Happy New Year! 

 

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 Judge Orders Mueller To Prove  Russia Meddled In Election 

Judge Dabney L. Friedrich

A Washington federal judge on Thursday ordered special counsel Robert Mueller’s team to clarify election meddling claims lodged against a Russian company operated by Yevgeny Prigozhin, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Bloomberg.

Concord Management and Consulting, LLC. – one of three businesses indicted by Mueller in February along with 13 individuals for election meddling, surprised the special counsel in April when they actually showed up in court to fight the charges. Mueller’s team tried to delay Concord from entering the case, arguing that thee Russian company not been properly served, however Judge Dabney Friedrich denied the request – effectively telling prosecutors ‘well, they’re here.’

Concord was accused in the indictment of supporting the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian ‘troll farm’ accused of trying to influence the 2016 US election.

On Thursday, Judge Freidrich asked Mueller’s prosecutors if she should assume they aren’t accusing Concord of violating US laws applicable to election expenditures and failure to register as a foreign agent.

Concord has asked Dabney to throw out the charges – claiming that Mueller’s office fabricated a crime, and that there is no law against interfering in elections.

According to the judge’s request for clarification, the Justice Department has argued that it doesn’t have to show that Concord had a legal duty to report its expenditures to the Federal Election Commission. Rather, the allegation is that the company knowingly engaged in deceptive acts that precluded the FEC, or the Justice Department, from ascertaining whether they had broken the law. -Bloomberg

On Monday, Friedrich raised questions over whether the special counsel’s office could prove a key element of their case – saying that it was “hard to see” how allegations of Russian influence were intended to interfere with US government operations vs. simply “confusing voters,” reports law.com.

During a 90-minute hearing, Friedrich questioned prosecutor Jonathan Kravis about how the government would be able to show the Russian defendants were aware of the Justice Department and FEC’s functions and then deliberately sought to skirt them.

“You still have to show knowledge of the agencies and what they do. How do you do that?” Friedrich asked.

Kravis, a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, argued that the government needed only to show that Concord Management and the other defendants were generally aware that the U.S. government “regulates and monitors” foreign participation in American politics. That awareness, Kravis said, could be inferred from the Russians’ alleged creation of fake social media accounts that appeared to be run by U.S. citizens and “computer infrastructure” intended to mask the Russian origin of the influence operation.

“That is deception that is directed at a higher level,” Kravis said. Kravis appeared in court with Michael Dreeben, a top Justice Department appellate lawyer on detail to the special counsel’s office. -law.com

Concord pleaded not guilty in May. Their attorney, Eric Dubelier – a partner at Reed Smith, has described the election meddling charges as “make believe,” arguing on Monday that Mueller’s indictment against Concord “doesn’t charge a crime.”

“There is no statute of interfering with an election. There just isn’t,” said Dubelier, who added that Mueller’s office alleged a “made-up crime to fit the facts they have.”

Dubelier added that the case against Concord Management is the first in US history “where anyone has ever been charged with defrauding the Justice Department” through their failure to register under FARA.

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