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Sue Pohler-Crony of the Week

The deck is full of revolving door conflicts.  This card is unique in that she was the head of the department that doles out the contracts before she started her firm.  Sue Pohler has been a Republican standard bearer since her days in the Young Republicans and continues to this day as a Franklin County […]

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Legal Assistance for Citizens Dealing with Oil & Gas in Ohio

Press Release from People’s Oil & Gas Collaborative- Ohio (POGCO) Akron, OH.  As the oil and gas boom grows in Ohio, first after HB 278 (2004) opened up community neighborhoods for exploration and later as industrial scale horizontal operations commenced in Northeast Ohio, a team of volunteers has worked together to quietly assist those in need. […]

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ODP Chairman Statement on RNC Selection of Cleveland for the 2016 RNC National Convention

COLUMBUS – This afternoon, the Republican National Committee announced that it had selected Cleveland to be the host city for the 2016 RNC National Convention.  In response to today’s RNC Announcement, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern released the following statement: “It is great that Republicans across the country will spend seven days in Cuyahoga County seeing […]

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Cuts and Breaks, but Few New Jobs

Post from: http://www.policymattersohio.org/ Big tax breaks to the wealthy in MBR, with little job growth; unemployment rate falls as workers leave the labor force; the Supreme Court gives predatory payday lenders a pass on triple digit interest rates; but severance taxes to cover public costs of fracking are “puny;” and Director Amy Hanauer to rally the City Club of Cleveland […]

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Problems continue to mount for charter schools in Ohio

The headline in Sunday’s Akron Beacon Journal, “Ohio taxpayers provide jobs to Turkish immigrants through charter schools,” undoubtedly triggered a we-told-you-so reaction from Ohioans who have long complained about the lack of accountability, the absence of stringent regulations and unimpressive academic results of this singular Republican initiative. After two decades, during which hundreds of millions […]

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Equity & Adequacy Of School Funding

News Release from The Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy Of School Funding News release— contact William L. Phillis, 614-228-6540 Columbus, OH…The revelation that some of the board members of Horizon Science Academy and Noble Academy charter schools are not U.S. citizens is shocking to the members of the Steering Committee of the Ohio Coalition for Equity […]

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Progress Ohio on WOUC (PBS) – Zanesville, OH

Progress Ohio on WOUC (PBS) – Zanesville, OH 07/06/2014 16:42:38 The State of Ohio (News) … issue of standing — ruling against thompson, who argued for the liberal group progress ohio in the jobsohio case. the court decided that progress ohio and two democratic lawmakers did not have standing …

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Ohio taxpayers provide jobs to Turkish immigrants through charter schools

A chain of 19 publicly funded Ohio charter schools, founded by Turkish immigrants, is taking the position that the United States lacks a qualified pool of math and science teachers and is importing perhaps hundreds of Turks to fill the void. The schools are run almost exclusively by persons of Turkish heritage, some of whom […]

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BJ Schuerger

In lieu of the holiday, we thought we announce our Crony of the Week a bit early. Nothing more patriotic than money in government. This week’s crony would be considered a wild card.  He appears to be the only Democrat in this deck.  Where all the business has gone to Republicans, this Democrat has survived. […]

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Lets Celebrate the Civil Rights Act’s 50th Birthday

To celebrate this historic legislation, we invite you to a lunch time Twitter chat at 12:30 PM today.Please join us to discuss current efforts to ensure that civil rights are not further eroded. Today is the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a landmark piece of legislation that outlawed racial discrimination […]

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