A few high profile Republican U.S. Senators introduced S. 182, Learning Opportunities Created at the Local (LOCAL) Level Act, on January 16th, which would amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (EASA) to prohibit federal education mandates. […]
While Governor Kasich talks of renewing Medicaid expansion for abled bodied adults, his Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) is quietly reducing Medicaid services for Ohio’s developmentally disabled population.
The DODD released its Final Report of the Strategic Planning Leadership Group […]
The time is fast approaching when Governor Kasich will release his proposed budget for the 2016-2017 biennium. When he does, he is expected to include a two year renewal of Obamacare Medicaid expansion – the expansion you will remember […]
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Governor Kasich plans to travel the country in 2016, not to get a jump on a presidential campaign, but to push for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Ohio is one of […]
John Allison, President and CEO of the CATO Institute, spoke at the Federalist Society’s 14th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture.
Mr. Allison discussed CATO’s mission, the fundamental role of government, and what he sees as the philosophical fight for […]
Taxpayers cheated by Indian Hill School District’s “Inside Millage Move” by raising taxes without public vote
Cincinnati – Indian Hill School District’s property tax increase without voter permission violated state law, according to unanimous ruling late yesterday from the […]
Obamacare’s second annual open enrollment period has been underway for approximately two weeks, but even before it began, the Obama administration downplayed expectations by lowering its projected 2015 enrollment figure by 30%.
The Congressional Budget Office orginally predicted there would […]
How much more obfuscation and misinformation about Obamacare will Americans be subjected to?
Bloomberg reports that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee discovered that the Obama administration has been misreporting the number of people enrolled in Obamacare by approximately […]
From the start, the Common Core repeal bill HB 597 was put behind the eight ball. Shortly after it passed out of committee, Rep. Matt Huffman, speaker pro tempore and one of the bill’s sponsors, told the Cincinnati Enquirer,
Heidi Huber of Ohioans Against Common Core has worked tirelessly fighting for Common Core repeal in Ohio. She was on Columbus radio, 610 WTVN, giving an update on the status of the repeal bill, HB 597.
Listen to the podcast […]
My previous post on the House bill which curbs standardized testing incorrectly stated that the bill would limit testing on state achievement and graduation tests to four hours per student per year.
The bill actually limits standardized testing to four […]
See updated post. Proposed testing limit in House Bill is actually four hours per assessment.
Finally there is an aspect of Common Core that we can all agree on – there is far too much standardized testing.
In response to the […]
Jonathan Gruber, the now notorious Obamacare architect, may just well be the most toxic man in America. He has managed to offend literally all of the American public by referring to the “stupidity of the American voter,” calling his […]
Republicans in the General Assembly inserted in the mid biennium review bill, HB 487, a program which sounds like it could be connected to Common Core. The program, College Credit Plus (CCP), provides free full and part time college […]
Municipal income tax reform is on the agenda in the lame-duck session of the Ohio General Assembly.
The Buckeye Institute has published a report which highlights the most aggregious aspects of Ohio’s municipal income tax system and identifies needed reforms.
Rep. Andrew Brenner has introduced a bill to limit the time allotted for standardized testing in Ohio schools. The bill has been amended to Substitute House Bill 228 to expedite the legislation for the lame duck session.
Since Race to the […]
There’s hopeful news this week on the Obamacare front. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the tax subsidies that keep Obamacare afloat. The Court will review a ruling by a three judge panel of a […]
Tell your State Rep to vote to REPEAL Common Core in Ohio. Find their phone number HERE.
Gongwer News Service reports the Common Core repeal bill HB 597 was voted out of committee yesteriday on a 7-2 vote with no […]
The story goes when John Kasich served as U.S. House Budget Chairman back in the late 1990’s he kept the CATO Institute’s Handbook for Congress at his desk. Perhaps his thinking has changed since serving in Washington or perhaps […]
THE PATRIOTS ARE COMING!
You are cordially invited
to the Ohio Liberty Coalition’s
Date: Saturday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Place: The Hope Center of Marysville, 212 Chestnut St, Marysville, OH 43040
Are The Patriots Coming? You betcha! Mark your […]
Gongwer News Service reports that the House Rules and Reference Committee will vote on Wednesday November 5th at 1:30 PM on whether to move the Common Core repeal bill HB 597 out of committee.
Your support is needed today to […]
Brenda Lee Mack
1957 – 2014
Canfield – Brenda Lee Mack, 57, passed away peacefully, Saturday morning, November 1, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Health Center after a short illness.
Brenda was born July 17, 1957 in Salem, a daughter of Richard and […]
November 3, 2014
Here are a few last minute suggestions for Election Day workers:
1. Dress is business casual – shirt and/or sweater and slacks that are comfortable. Remember to wear comfortable shoes!
2. Small cooler with drinks, snacks, lunch, etc. – […]
The Daily Caller reports that the EV-D68 enterovirus epidemic that has affected a significant number of American children may be tied to President Obama’s policy of allowing tens of thousands of Central American children to enter the U.S. this […]
Jason Hart of Watchdog.org keeps up his important coverage of Obamacare Medicaid expansion. He reports Ohio Medicaid’s September case load report shows that expansion enrollment has reached 401,307 – far outpacing the Kasich administration’s low-ball projections of 366,000 by […]
Governor Kasich got himself into a little hot water over comments he made about Obamacare and Medicaid expansion to the AP.
Kasich told the AP that he did not think repeal was going to happen because “political or ideological” opposition […]
The numbers aren’t looking good for Obamacare. The Daily Signal reviewed the enrollment figures for the first half of 2014 and found that while 8,538,237 more people have health insurance since Obamacare went live, 71% of that growth in […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2014
COLUMBUS, OH – Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) has announced a new membership program to help grow resources and further its mission to advocate for Second Amendment rights.
Just days old, this program has already attracted well […]
Justice French ruled for Constitutionally Limited Government in Zero of Eight Critical Cases, Justice Kennedy in Five of Eight
Columbus, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today shared research previously prepared for various citizen groups demonstrating that (1) […]
The American Principles Project (APP) tells us about the latest federal education grant, the Preschool Development Grant, which may do for preschool what Race to the Top (RTT) did for primary and secondary education — Common Core-ize it. Like RTT, […]