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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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New Ohio Tax Cuts Go Mostly to Wealthiest

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Report also details tax breaks in the Mid-Biennium Review
Most of the more than $400 million in tax cuts this fiscal year in the budget bill recently approved by the Ohio General Assembly will go to affluent Ohioans, according to a report issued today by Policy Ma

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Cuts and Breaks

Most of the $400 million-plus in tax cuts for Fiscal Year 2015 will go the affluent. The Mid-Biennium Review also continues with an unfortunate Ohio tradition of permitting or enlarging tax benefits to special, narrow groups of taxpayers.

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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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Democrats seek to make it easier to challenge Ohio laws in court

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio House Democrats introduced legislation Monday that would allow citizens to challenge state laws they believe to be unconstitutional. The legislation, which isn’t likely to go far in the GOP-dominated General Assembly, comes three weeks after the Ohio Supreme Court blocked a lawsuit against JobsOhio, the state’s private, nonprofit economic development agency. […]

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June 2014 Ohio CASH E-news

Ohio CASH 2nd Quarter Meeting Follow-up

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Simply Phenomenal Resort Living

“7 Bathrooms…Resort Living… Outdoor Kitchen and Cabana House….Outdoor pool, new hot tub, and kids clubhouse.” After his law school friend Mike DeWine became Attorney General, crony-in-chief Michael Kiggin suddenly became a lobbyist. Business was very good. He signed a number of clients, all of whom were seeking contracts from Mike DeWine. Two years later, he […]
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Voter Bill of Rights Announcement

Ohio Voter Bill of Rights Grassroots Movement Pledges to Continue Fighting for Equal Access to Voting COLUMBUS - Today, the Ohio Voter Bill of Rights movement (OVBR) pledged to move forward with the effort to gather signatures and announced the “50th Anniversary Freedom Summer Initiative,” which will take place across the state over the upcoming months. The […]

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Think Globally, Innovate Locally

Director Amy Hanauer weighs in on the power of local communities to create positive change in a national climate that has often left families behind

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