An internal tracking document– obtained from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) by the Center for Media and Democracy/the Progressive Inc. under Texas public records law — reveals the scope of ALEC’s anti-environmental efforts in 2014.
A federal lawmaker from Arizona wants the Interior Department to investigate an active conservative group for what he alleges is unregistered lobbying.
In a letter to Interior Inspector General Mary Kendall, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D) on Wednesday called for an investigation into the American Legislative Exchange Council’s “aggressive effort” to change state laws regarding public land use. The group’s work constitutes unregistered lobbying, he argues.
A renewed attempt to overturn Ohio’s gay marriage ban via a statewide vote is now officially launched after the state Ballot Board gave the go-ahead this morning for the signature-gathering process to begin. Go to Source
Gov. John Kasich is releasing his second campaign TV ad in as many weeks, another 60-second spot that also mirrors his first ad in that it is largely a biographical piece. If you’re counting at home — that’s two re-election ads for Kasich before then-Gov. Ted Strickland had aired any in his failed re-election bid four years ago. Also, Kasich’s likely Democratic opponent this time, Ed FitzGerald, has released only one radio ad. Go to Source
NEWARK, Ohio — Newark area drivers likely will pay one way or another for the tough, icy winter that just passed. Mother Nature took a toll on the city’s roads. Residents will pay with dented rims, or likely a new property or income tax. Last night, the city council gave its first reading to a resolution to direct Licking County Auditor Michael Smith to certify how much revenue would be raised by a 2-mill property tax increase. Go to Source
COLUMBUS, Ohio – On Tuesday, Tax Day – the deadline for filing income tax returns – a crowd led by Ohio state Rep. Nina Turner slammed GOP Gov. John Kasich’s latest tax cut proposal as “just another gift to who least need it, Ohio’s wealthiest top one percent.”
In Colerain Township, Sarah Singley has less than $60 to feed herself and her two children for the rest of the month.
In Newport, Amanda Collins’ electricity was turned back on last week – her monthly budget stretched too thin in recent months to cover costly winter heating bills and put enough food on the table for the family of six.
When kids are hungry, they struggle to learn; when kids don’t learn, they struggle in life
It happens every school morning: More than 300,000 Ohio children in more than 3,000 elementary, junior-high, and high schools sit down for a healthy, hot breakfast.
It helps them learn. It brings peace and quiet to the classroom. And in the long run, it helps our state’s economy prosper and America become more competitive in the global marketplace.
As Treasurer, Mandel Oversaw a Sizable Exodus of Female Employees, Created A Pay Gap Where One Didn’t Exist CINCINNATI – In response to yesterday’s Dayton Daily News investigative report detailing (1) the 35-person exodus of women at the Treasurer’s office during Josh Mandel’s tenure and (2) his creation of a pay gap that didn’t exist when he took office, State Representative Connie Pillich issued the following statement: