Northeastern Ohio leftists Rep. Mike Foley (D-Cleveland) and Rep. Bob Hagan (D-Youngstown) have introduced legislation to increase the state minimum wage to $10.10, which they say will help poor Ohioans and punish unfair employers.
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A recent Ohio Republican Party hit piece framing Republican legislative candidate Tom Brinkman as someone who “voted with Democrats” is emblematic of the Party’s attempts to crush conservative opposition.
An Ohio Republican Party (ORP) mailer received today credited incumbent legislator Stephanie Kunze with “fighting for local control of our schools,” but avoided the issue of Common Core.
Today I discussed the Ohio General Assembly’s refusal to stop Common Core or enact workplace freedom, as well as its support for increased public works debt, with Brian Thomas on the 55KRC morning show.
U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black ruled earlier this week that Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, asserting there is “no rational basis” for defining marriage as between one man and one woman.
New Philadelphia City School District in Tuscarawas County is hoping the voters who overwhelmingly rejected a massive levy proposal last year will change their minds and approve a nearly 31 percent tax hike in the May 6 primary.
Ohio House 24th District incumbent Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard), elected in 2012 after receiving over $650,000 of support from the Ohio Republican Party (ORP), has been promoted in three Party mailers in the past week.
Franklin County voters will decide in the May 6 primary whether the amount of property taxes they pay for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, which is located in Delaware County, should be doubled.
Fairless Local School District in Stark County is looking to taxpayers for approval of a major tax hike on the primary ballot to stave off a looming million-dollar budget deficit.
Labor unions, Chamber of Commerce affiliates, and both major political parties support Strong Ohio Communities, a campaign to issue $1.875 billion in new state bonds for local public works projects.