Plain Dealer Statehouse Staff Resign in Face of Mass Layoffs

The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s entire capital bureau has resigned, according to a Newspaper Guild campaign protesting Plain Dealer newsroom cuts. Save The Plain Dealer spokesman and local Guild president Harlan Spector told The Poynter Institute in December 2012 that impending changes planned by owner Advance Publications will reduce the paper’s Guild staff from 168 to 110. “This week, Book Editor […]


Supreme Court Candidate O’Neill Failed To Pay Taxes, Advocated for More Government Spending

Ohio Supreme Court candidate Bill O’Neill, a former judge and perennial candidate for higher office in Northeastern Ohio, is known for his advocacy of progressive policies. Records obtained by Media Trackers Ohio suggest that perhaps O’Neill should have better managed his own finances before advocating for increased government spending. During his failed Congressional run in […]

We Are Ohio Organizations

Out-of-State Unions Fueled We Are Ohio’s Repeal Push in 2011

Out-of-state labor unions poured more than $20 million last year into “We Are Ohio,” a Super PAC that worked to repeal state legislation limiting collective bargaining and striking privileges for government employees.  Nearly half of the organization’s funding — over 47 percent — came from unions in Washington, D.C. and other states. Although We Are […]