Springboro Board Approves New Unaffordable Teacher Contract

Dr. Kelly Kohls
Springboro OH
At a rescheduled meeting on June 4th, the Springboro OH School Board approved a new contract with the Springboro Education Association. The three-year contract provides for base increases of 2%, 2%, and 3% per year. When combined with the annual longevity increases Springboro teachers will receive average total salary increases of 6% to 7% for each of the next three years.

Springboro Schools Superintendent Todd Petrey maintains that increases of this […]

CCV Action Calls for Senator Portman to Step Down Now

Poll shows Strickland up 46% over Portman 40%
By Phil Burress
CCV Action has warned over and over again that a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate (or President) can not win Ohio if they support same-sex unions. Portman, because of pride and ego, is running the risk of the Republicans losing the U.S. Senate in 2017. If he wanted to flip flop his position because of his son that is fine, but he should have resigned […]

I will not accept 80% – I want 100%

I’m tired of the establishment Republicans telling me that if I like 80% of the candidate, then I should jump in and give 100% support – BULL CRAP.

I want 100%.  When I hire an employee,  we define the job,  I don’t want it 80% complete,  I want it 100% complete.

When I hire someone to fix my roof,  I want 100% fixed, not 80%

When I buy a new car,  I don’t want a car that […]

Ohio Conservatives United

Less than 6 weeks after its launch, the Ohio Conservatives United (OCU) program has become the talk of Conservative, Liberty, 912, and Tea Party groups and organizations across Ohio.  The “talk” isn’t about the OCU,  but what the OCU is doing. Its providing a platform for Ohio’s conservative voters to communicate with each other on three topics; 1) Potential Presidential candidates choices,  2) Uniting behind a candidate, and, 3) get out the vote efforts.

“… […]

Portman Co-Sponsors Bill to Prohibit Federal Education Mandates

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. The bill has been referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Sponsored by Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) and co-sponsored by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), James Inhofe (R-OK) and Ohio’s Rob Portman, S. 182 […]

Kasich Administration Reduces Medicaid Services for Developmentally Disabled

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 in late December which calls for a 50 percent reduction in beds for Intermediate Care Facility homes that provide skilled nursing and personal care as well as community access to school, day services, and recreation […]

Republican Lawmakers Appear Leery of Renewing Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

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 which Kasich forced through the Controlling Board against the wishes of the state legislature.

Kasich has been beating the drum for the renewal of expansion for some months talking again about his faith driving him to […]

Irony Alert: Kasich to Travel Country Promoting Balanced Budget Amendment

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 24 states which has called for a constitutional convention. Ten more states are needed to convene the convention and 38 states are needed to ratify an amendment.

The stops Kasich plans to make on his tour […]

Ohio High Court Rebukes School District Tax Increase

 

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 Supreme Court of Ohio. 
This decision rebuffs Ohio school districts’ efforts to take advantage of a legal loophole created in 1998, which appeared to allow such tax increases in limited circumstances, though not to collect tax […]

Obamacare Updates: Enrollment, Perverse Incentives, and Governor Kasich

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 be 13 million Obamacare customers in 2015, but that figure has now been lowered to between 9 and 9.9 million when taking into consideration returning customers and new enrollees.

Fox News indicates that the administration is […]

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