Union-funded ProgressOhio took a comical swing at The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions this week with a report decrying the free market think tank’s donors and affiliations. The report was co-authored by the Soros-funded Center for Media and Democracy.
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Ohio Representative Rex Damschroder (R-Fremont) described House Bill 207 (HB 207) as an attempt to “get out in front” of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) use by law enforcement in testimony before the House Transportation, Public Safety, and Homeland Security Committee this week.
Additional indictments against canvassers for the 2012 “Voters First Ohio” campaign were announced in Cuyahoga County last week, with files charged against 3 individuals employed by DC-based leftist consulting firm FieldWorks.
Only 1,150 Ohioans selected plans through the Obamacare “Health Insurance Marketplace” in the first month following its launch, according to a November 13 release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Ohio’s 100 highest-paid union officers and employees received a sum of more than $16.6 million last year. Excluding national unions headquartered in the state, 393 Ohioans were paid at least $100,000 using dues taken from workers.
Hosts and contributors at MSNBC, leading Democratic Party officials, and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman have celebrated Governor John Kasich’s implementation of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion and the rhetoric he has used to justify circumventing Ohio’s legislature.
Central Ohio web hosting company Jumpline recently took down a jihadist propaganda website it was unwittingly hosting until Media Trackers inquired about the site.
Labor unions and the Ohio Hospital Association are continuing their campaign to ensure Ohio is permanently locked into the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, which was unilaterally enacted by Governor John Kasich’s administration last month.
Municipal income tax reform legislation House Bill 5 (HB 5) was recently reintroduced in the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee, and the revised version has met sharp criticism from several large taxpayer advocacy groups.
Obamacare will dramatically increase health insurance premiums throughout Ohio for young and middle-aged men and women alike, based on the most accurate policy data available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.