Kasich’s Job Creation Record Seen in a Different Light

Jason Hart of Media Trackers shows us that a picture’s worth a thousand words in his recent tweet.  Hart provides a chart which juxtaposes Governor Kasich’s net job creation record with his Obamacare Medicaid expansion enrollment.

 

Numbers don’t lie.  It looks like the Governor has been more successful increasing government dependency than he has been at setting Ohioans on the course to financial independence.

Ohio Medicaid has released its June 2014 caseload report which informs us […]

Common Core Repeal Picking Up Steam Nationwide

Louisiana joins Indiana, South Carolina and Oklahoma as the fourth state to pull out of the Common Core Standards.  Governor Bobby Jindal notified the creators and copyright holders of the Standards, the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), of Louisiana’s withdrawal from Common Core, and he ordered the state’s Department of Education and the Board of Secondary and Elementary Education (BESE) to develop new standards for the […]

Medicaid Expansion Enrollment Figures On Track to Outpace Kasich’s Estimate

A June 11th report from Gongwer News Service outlines the latest enrollment figures from the Department of Medicaid for Kasich’s implementation of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.

243,230 Ohioans enrolled in Medicaid as of the end of May, just five months from the start date of the program.  36,000 applications remain pending approval.

During the Medicaid expansion debate, the Kasich administration told Ohioans that 366,000 people would enroll in Medicaid expansion by end of June 2015.  So just […]

IRS Claims of Lost Lois Lerner Emails Not Credible

For Immediate Release:  Friday June 13, 2014

Kent, OH – Tom Zawistowski, Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party and Past President of the Ohio Liberty Coalition, said tonight that he does not accept the administration’s claims that two years of emails by Lois Lerner are lost.  Zawistowski, who was one of the first to stand up to the IRS targeting in 2012 said, “I have been a CEO of a technology company for 26 […]

AFP Reports the Truth About Obamacare

Americans for Prosperity reports the truth about Obamacare in an email they sent this week to supporters.  Please see below for a copy of their email which includes footnotes for all statements made.

AFP asks supporters to take action by contacting their representatives in Washington.  Click on SEND A MESSAGE TO CONGRESS to be taken to the AFP website where you can email your representatives directly.

 

Boehner’s solution to shocking Cantor defeat? Elect another moderate.

This just came in to us a few minutes ago from Ralph Kraus in Erie county, Ohio:
Subject: The Reaction of House GOP Leadership to Cantor’s Shocking Defeat? Answer – Elect another Cantor to Majority Leader
From: “Ralph Kraus”
Date: June 13, 2014 at 12:58:56 PM EDT

I went to hear Congressman Jim Jordan this morning in Norwalk. If you believe the GOP got the message the GOP voters in Virginia sent to GOP leadership last Tues, you […]

Governor Kasich Take Heed: Study Shows Medicaid Expansion Leads to Increased ER Usage

The OLC has previously reported on the “Oregon Experiment,” which began in 2008 with a group of uninsured, low-income adults who were given the opportunity to participate in a lottery to apply for Medicaid benefits.  Researchers followed the group that won the lottery as well as the group who remained uninsured to determine what benefits, if any, were had by placing more individuals on Medicaid.

In May 2013, a study on the Oregon Experiment was published in […]

Ohio House Poised to Save Jobs & Energy Costs if SB 310 Passes In Tact

In the wee hours of the morning on May 8th, the Ohio Senate debated and passed SB 310, 21-11, which would freeze Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards for 2015 and 2016 at their 2014 benchmarks.

SB 310 would also repeal a rule that requires half of a utility’s renewable energy to come from in-state sources and it allows lower cost hydro-electric power to count towards the renewable standards.

Current law requires public utilities to supply […]

Ohio House Passes Tax Increase, But Not Large Enough for Governor Kasich

With a 55-35 vote, the Ohio House passed HB 375 last week,  a bill which raises taxes on shale drillers.  Only six Republican lawmakers voted against it:

John Adams

John Becker

Jim Butler

Ron Hood

Matt Lynch

Andy Thompson

Democrats and Governor Kasich were critical of the measure, both sides believing the bill does not increase taxes enough.  Democrats are concerned with covering environmental and infrastructure costs while Governor Kasich is looking for extra revenue to cover and take credit for […]

Rand Paul to Address Hamilton County Republicans

Hamilton County Republicans will hear from two potential presidential contenders at the Lincoln-Reagan Day dinner on Friday May 16th.  Senators Rand Paul and Rob Portman will address the attendees in Cincinnati at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

 

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