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ProgressOhio, Brought to You by Big Labor

ProgressOhio is a union-funded leftist organization created in 2006 to promote higher taxes and bigger government in Ohio. Often cited by Ohio media as a credible left-leaning research group, ProgressOhio describes itself as “dedicated to issue advocacy,” rarely admits any bias besides “progressive,” and pushes the Big Labor position on nearly every issue. ProgressOhio was […]

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We Are Ohio Fights to Recall Wisconsin Governor

Yesterday union front We Are Ohio sent its mailing list a plea to volunteer for We Are Wisconsin in the latter group’s attempt to recall Governor Scott Walker (R) for reforming Wisconsin’s public union laws. This is consistent with what Media Trackers has previously reported: We Are Ohio is a union-funded, union-led group working for […]

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Mount Vernon Prayer Dispute Ends With Compromise

An Ohio city council that recently eliminated the group’s pre-meeting invocation has reinstated the prayer after weeks of debate over the role that religious invocations can have in city government proceedings.  The Mount Vernon city council accepted a compromise by councilman Sam Barone that will allow spiritual leaders of different faiths to open the meeting […]

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Public Documents Show City Council Split Over Prayer Ban

Previously, Media Trackers Ohio reported that Mount Vernon City Council President Bruce Hawkins unilaterally removed the long-standing traditional legislative invocation from the City Council agenda, due to a complaint from local progressive community activist Ryan Kitko. Kitko, who is in a romantic relationship with the president of the Knox County Democratic Party, Adam Gilson, sent […]

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Ohio Voice Under the Magnifying Glass

In the course of investigating the groups behind current ballot initiatives Fair Elections Ohio and Voters First Ohio, the innocuous name “Ohio Voice” appears frequently. Unlike the many known left-leaning groups partnered with the Fair Elections Ohio and Voters First campaigns, Ohio Voice is difficult to classify at a glance. Ohio Voice is an affiliate […]

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Another Solyndra? Ohio Finally Plans to Investigate Deadbeat Taxpayer-Funded “Green Jobs” Company

The Ohio Department of Development recently announced plans to audit Perrysburg solar-panel manufacturer Willard & Kelsey Solar Group LLC — also known as WK Solar — after the company failed to make regular debt payments on money it borrowed from taxpayers.  The company borrowed $5 million in taxpayer funds from Ohio’s Air Quality Development Authority […]

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Red Flags From an Occupy Columbus Leader

Occupy Columbus is a small group that has often failed to keep even one protester at its “occupation” site in front of the Ohio Statehouse. Although Occupy Columbus likely has a brief shelf-life following ProgressOhio’s recent disavowal, unhinged members could lead the group to violence rather than a peaceful dissolution. On May 9, 2012 — […]

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Occupy Columbus: Angry, And Now Marginalized

Occupy Columbus may have soon run its course, after struggling for months to “occupy” the tent in front of the Ohio Statehouse despite a mild winter. However, Occupy Columbus is also a radical group marginalized by the alleged Occupy Cleveland bomb plot and powerful leftist group ProgressOhio’s disavowal of the Occupy movement. Whether Occupy Columbus will end peacefully is yet […]

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