Feb 12

Kasich promotes Obamacare expansion in Florida, South Carolina

Part 14 of 14 in the series Kasich's Obamacare Roadshow
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PUSHING BACK: Ohio Gov. John Kasich responds to questions about Medicaid expansion by suggesting its critics don’t care about the poor

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday urged Florida and …

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Feb 11

Conservatives launch campaigns for Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee in all 66 seats

FB_OhioToledo, OH – Republican voter frustration is evident by the phenomenal rise of “outsider” and “non-establishment” Republican Presidential candidates. This frustration extends itself into the core of the party, all the way down to the foundation. In videos released in…

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Feb 10

A new take on cross-district choice

The school district for which a house is zoned can be a major selling point. One way in which school choice has historically been exercised is through a decision to move to another school district. More recently, some states have …

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Feb 08

Flashback: Gov. Kasich’s Medicaid expansion end-run

Part 22 of 22 in the series Ohio's Obamacare expansion
Photo credit: State of Ohio

SHOW OHIO CARES: Ohio Gov. John Kasich spent most of 2013 demanding legislators expand Medicaid. When they refused, he took another route.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich went around the state …

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Feb 06

Republican Debate #7: Winnowing

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Feb 06

Republican Debate #6 Recap: Narrowing

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Feb 04

Residency quotas on public works projects: “Rolling the dice with public health and safety.”

Don Mader, executive director of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio, retires in June after 34 years with his respected Ohio trade association. Before stepping down, Don gave an exceptionally eloquent explanation of the harm caused by local

Permanent link to this article: http://buckeyeinstitute.org/the-liberty-wall/2016/02/04/residency-quotas-on-public-works-projects-rolling-the-dice-with-public-health-and-safety/

Feb 04

White House chief economist supports reduced licensing

By Alan J. Beam

Jason Furman

The Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors testified February 2 on occupational licensing before a United States Senate Subcommittee.  The White House’s chief economist Jason Furman noted, “The share of the U.S. …

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Feb 03

Toledo works to reduce dropout rates

In the class of 2014 in Toledo, Ohio, only 63.9 percent of students gradated within four years. Toledo Public Schools is working on dropout prevention program to boost graduation rates, a program that the Toledo Blade called “exhaustive, time-consuming, and …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/255783/toledo-works-reduce-dropout-rates/

Feb 03

HUD backs millions in loans on projects worth a fraction of the debt

Photo of HUD records obtained under FOIA

UNDERWRITING WOES: HUD backed a $47 million loan for an upscale construction project in upstate New York that defaulted. The completed property is worth less than $15 million.

In July 2009, a developer secured a $46.5 million loan — with …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/254117/hud-backs-millions-loans-projects-worth-fraction-debt/

Jan 30

Meet the Candidates Nights: In Montgomery Co Monday February 1 & In Greene Co Thursday February 18

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MVCI will sponsor a Meet the Candidates Night on this Monday, February 1, for candidates running for election in Mongomery County in the March 15 Ohio primary election. The candidates forum will take place from 7 to 8:30

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Jan 28

A Two-Way Republican Race By the March 15 Ohio Primary?


Republicanlogo 553 wideThis article describes the “Proportional” and “Winner Take All” primary process of the Republican Party. Dick Morris also explains his rationale why the Republican list of candidates could be down to “two” by 15 March. Since the …

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Jan 27

Speech by Conservative Republican SCC candidate going viral

LindaObrien_YouTubeLinda O’Brien,  by her own definition,  is just an average Ohio Republican voter who just got fed up with the Ohio  Republican parties lying, cheating, corruption, bullying,  and no accountability for their actions. So, on December 15th,  Ms O’brien did…

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Jan 26

Appeals Judge Slaps Her Party with a Challenge



O’Toole runs against GOP-endorsed candidate for Ohio Supreme Court
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Jan 26

The Ohio Supreme Court case hears a case today that’s crucial for school choice in Ohio

Public schools are misusing public records law to prevent students from learning about K-12 scholarships that help kids leave failing schools

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in a case involving the Springfield City School District’s sordid …

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Jan 25

Ohio GOP fails to purge Conservative SCC members from March 15th ballot.

GOP_PURGEThe Ohio Republican party State Central Committee’s (SCC) attempt to purge Conservative Republicans ran afoul for the second time in as many weeks. Last night the Marion County Board of Elections announced that Lisa Cooper will remain on the ballot…

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Jan 25

Why a new cleveland.com property tax analysis is important for Ohio

Rich Exner, data expert at cleveland.com

Rich Exner, data analysis editor at cleveland.com, has an outstanding analysis today of how property tax rates differ around Ohio. His story has a searchable database for all municipalities and school districts in seven …

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Jan 25

Ohio GOP declares War on Ohio’s Conservative Republicans

OHGOP_DeclaresWarAs we welcome the new year, county Board of Elections (BOE) have released the candidate lists for who appears on the March 15 ballot. National attention is on the Presidential races where a phenomenon of dissatisfied Republicans has launched conservative…

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Jan 24

Butt Out: Rep. Vitale Moves to Nullify All Federal Gun Laws in Ohio

Vitale_ButOutCOLUMBUS—Jan 12, 2015 – This morning State Representative Nino Vitale (R-Urbana) called for a return to Constitutional government by introducing a bill to have all gun laws at the federal level nullified and have Ohio exercise it’s Constitutional right to…

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Jan 24

A solid year for jobs in Ohio in 2015, except for energy industry struggles

Rea Hederman

By Rea S. Hederman, Jr., and Joe Nichols

Ohio’s unemployment rate ticked up to 4.7% in December from 4.5% in November, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing because labor force participation rate also increased during the month.…

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Jan 23

Why Ohio and other states should win legal fight against Clean Power Plan, despite recent setback

By Joe Nichols

The fight against federal carbon dioxide regulations (the “Clean Power Plan”) was dealt a blow on Thursday (January 22) when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to halt implementation while the Court determines the legality of …

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Jan 22

Endorsements Continue to Roll In for Matt Lynch

MattLynch_1Chagrin Falls, OH – As the February 17th early voting period draws closer, Congressional Challenger Matt Lynch continues to add to his list of endorsements. This week Lynch received endorsements from Beverly Goldstein, fellow Congressional candidate in the Ohio 11th…

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Jan 21

State Central Committee made up of Kasich delegates

StackingtheDeckForKasich_SCCDoes the Ohio Republican State Central Committee (SCC) represent Republican Voters or Gov Kasich? Last week, the Ohio GOP SCC voted to endorse Gov Kasich, then they voted to lie to the public by telling them it was unanimous. It…

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Jan 20

2016 Presidential Delegate lists posted on Delegates-R-Us web site

OH_IOLast fall, word was out that the Ohio Republican Party and Gov Kasich would not take kindly to State or County Central Committee members providing any assistance to other Presidential Candidates, especially in regards to finding Delegates. (i.e. If you…

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Jan 17

CVA – Defend Freedom Tour making two stops in Ohio

dft_logo_2016The Concerned Veterans for America’s Defend Freedom Tour will be making two stops in Ohio next week. The nationwide tour brings together veterans, military family members, and patriotic Americans to make it loud and clear that our country is still…

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Jan 17

On the Meaning of “Natural Born Citizen”

Senator Ted CruzAn article published in the Harvard Law Review, March 2015, long before the current distraction regarding Ted Cruz’s citizenship clearly shows that he indeed is an American Citizen and therefore is eligible to run for President of the United …

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Jan 15

A not-so exclusive club: State employees earning $100,000+ a year

The number of state government employees earning $100,000 or more increased by 7.5% to 2,226 in 2014, according to an analysis of data on OhioCheckbook.com, the state treasurer’s web site. (Ohio State University does not yet supply salary data, …

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Jan 14

GOP Debate #5 Recap: The Top 9

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Jan 14

Ohio Republican Party SCC votes yes to intentionally lie and deceive Ohio voters.

OhioGOPAs the March primary election draws near,  many of these lying State Central Committee (SCC) Representatives will be on the ballot. (They endorsed themselves) Consider this, do you continue to elect someone with a track record of lying and deceiving…

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Jan 12

Come to the CVA Defend Freedom Tour at the Hope Hotel January 23, 2016!

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Concerned Veterans for America is excited to bring the 2016 Defend Freedom Tour to the Hope Hotel in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday evening, January 23, 2016. This event will bring together veterans, military family members, and patriotic Americans to …

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Jan 11

The Buckeye Institute’s president speaks at U.S. Supreme Court on Friedrichs case

Robert Alt, president of The Buckeye Institute, speaking about the Friedrichs case on the steps of U.S. Supreme Court.

Robert Alt, president and chief executive officer of The Buckeye, spoke on the U.S. Supreme Court steps today following oral arguments …

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Jan 09

Out of Touch State Central Committee wants you to support John Kasich for President

Ohio GOP State Central Committee

Ohio GOP State Central Central Committee Meeting.

The Ohio Republican Party wants you to support John Kasich as President of the United States. Friday, the Ohio Republican Party’s leadership, the State Central Committee endorsed John Kasich for President of the …

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Jan 07

The Buckeye Institute’s CEO Robert Alt: Worker freedom not death knell for public sector unions

Should government workers be forced to pay fees to a union they didn’t join to subsidize policies with which they disagree? On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a potentially landmark First Amendment case: Friedrichs v. …

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Dec 28

Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015: No. 22

Part 4 of 5 in the series Watchdog's Scariest People of 2015
Photo credit: State of Ohio

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign has gone nowhere even though top-tier candidates haven’t bothered to attack his support for Obamacare. When the …

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Dec 24

Ohio town adds purple parking for Purple Heart recipients

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PURPLE: Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart join in announcing special purple parking spaces for those who’ve been awarded a Purple Heart Medal.

Purple parking spaces are popping up all over public parking lots in Warren, Ohio, …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/251768/purple-parking-ohio/

Dec 22

Just in Time for Christmas Buckeye Gives President Obama a Lump of Coal

On Tuesday morning, The Buckeye Institute announced that it is suing the Obama Administration over the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which is an illegal rule to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.  As Ohio’s leading voice for free-market public …

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Dec 21

Tell us about good candidates in your area

Now that the filing deadline has passed for March 15, 2016, primary, we need to organize our collective efforts to help the candidates who share our values to win their primary races. To help the candidates YOU support, we need …

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Dec 19

Women in Combat: Venus Ascending into the House of Mars

On December 3, 2015, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that all combat jobs will be open to women with no exceptions. He was quick to add, “…as long as they qualify and meet the standards.”

His announcement received little attention.

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Dec 18

Ohio teachers union officials are paid twice as much as teachers

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HIGH LIFE: Ohio Education Association president Becky Higgins was paid more than $200,000 this year.

Ohio’s largest labor union is in the business of selling worker “solidarity,” and for union bosses, business is good.

Ohio Education Association president Becky Higgins

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/251955/ohio-teachers-union-vs-teachers/

Dec 17

Natural Areas Council shows why shrinking government is so hard

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

CONSOLIDATE: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources told the Sunset Review Committee it doesn’t need 14 separate 10-member councils to advise it on scenic rivers in the state.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources wants to get rid of the …

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Dec 17

Ohio law forces teachers to fund left-wing union politics

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MEMBER COMMUNICATIONS: The Ohio Education Association uses forced union fees to smother teachers in left-wing politics at every opportunity

For Jade Thompson and thousands of her fellow educators, working in a public school means funding Ohio’s biggest left-wing advocacy group.…

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Dec 16

Magnet school applications soar in Cincinnati

Applications to Cincinnati’s magnet schools have risen by 42 percent (500 applications) for the 2016-17 school year over this year. In previous years, some spots were saved for parents on a first-come first-served basis while the rest are distributed in …

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Dec 16

Internet access tax ban could save Ohioans $63 million annually

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Groups representing state governors and lawmakers are opposing a measure that could save Ohio taxpayers upwards of $63 million a year should Congress permanently ban taxes on Internet access.


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INTERNET TAX: A permanent ban on taxing

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Dec 16

Uber, Lyft facing new regulations in Ohio


NEW REGS: The Ohio legislature passed a bill to impose new state-wide regulations on Uber, Lyft and other transportation network companies

The Ohio House and Senate have agreed on new measures to regulate Uber, Lyft and other transportation network companies.…

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Dec 15

Recapping Republican Debate #4: “Elite Eight” and the Economy

The fourth Republican debate’s “main event” was held on November 10, 2015 at the Milwaukee Theater in Milwaukee, WI and was hosted by Fox Business and The Wall Street Journal. Moderators were Neil Cavuto, Maria Bartiromo, and Gerard Baker. The …

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Dec 15

Toledo’s money problems lead to proposed tax increase for road repairs

Photo by Maggie Thurber

BAD ROADS: Toledo’s residential roads are so bad it became an issue in November’s mayoral election

Roads in Toledo, Ohio, are awful. So bad, in fact, the City Council voted last week to propose a .25 percent income tax increase, …

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Dec 13

Hillary at the Bat: A Ballad for the Republican Party Sung in the Year 2016

When a weapon or a tactic provides an army an advantage, it is referred to as a “force multiplier.” One of clearest benefits of a force multiplier is it allows an army to have fewer troops or weapons than its

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Dec 10

Ted Cruz continues to Lead in Statewide Ohio Conservatives United Polling



For the eighth month in a row, Ted Cruz leads other Republican Presidential Candidates in the statewide monthly polls of local conservative groups.  Ben Carson holds on to his second place position in November for the second month …

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Dec 07

Why the Stakes in 2016 are so High.



The Presidential Election outcome in 2016 will have lasting profound effects on our Country.  Read this penetrating article by Fred Barnes written for the Wall Street Journal in March 2015 HERE.

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Dec 07

This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University !


See what one College President* had to say when a student complained that he felt “victimized” by a sermon delivered during chapel service. Click HERE to read the open letter what the College President said in response.

Dr. Everett …

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Dec 07

Meet the candidates to replace Speaker Boehner

Meet the CandidatesVoters in the 8th district of Ohio will decide on a replacement for Speaker Boehner in Congress in March.

To educate voters on the candidates, Ohio Rising interviewed a few of the leading candidates for the seat; Bill Beagle, JD …

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Dec 04

Ohio filing deadline is December 16th

OPP_LogoCentral Committee is the way we can change politics. The filing deadline to run is December 16th. Is your seat open?

  • Are you tired of politicians telling you one thing when running for office and then doing the opposite once

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Dec 04

Ohio city’s costly infrastructure bait-and-switch roils taxpayers

Image: City of Upper Arlington

A NEW NORTHAM PARK: City of Upper Arlington officials have big, expensive plans to renovate a popular park

Central Ohio voters who approved a recent tax hike for “vital repairs” to local infrastructure are furious with officials pushing an expensive …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/249270/ohio-city-infrastructure-bait-switch/

Nov 30

Great Pro-life, Pro-family Speaker Janet Folger Porter to Speak at MVCI Meeting Monday, December 7

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Come out to the Miami Valley Citizens Informed (MVCI) meeting next Monday, December 7, to hear Janet Folger Porter, founder and president of Faith2Action, and find out the latest pro-family, pro-life news and actions that we can

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Nov 27

Report questions success of water quality trading program

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INACCURATE: Richard Moore, an emeritus professor at Ohio State University, says a new report criticizing water quality trading credits omits critical facts.

Are water quality trading credits working to help keep waterways clean, or are they just moving pollutants from …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/248835/water-quality-trading-program/

Nov 26

Ohioans can be grateful for public records law

Center for Public Integrity

BAD GRADES: Ohio received a D+ from the Center for Public Integrity in their ranking of state transparency and accountability

Hey, Ohio: Your state government just got a D-plus for openness and transparency.

Too bad that grade doesn’t reflect just …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/249149/grateful-public-records/

Nov 23

Refugee Crisis: A Time for Choosing

America is faced with a controversial decision on whether or not to let Syrian refugees enter its borders. You will hear both sides of the argument claim that their position on the issue is axiomatic, but is it really so …

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Nov 22

Right to Work in Ohio – Action Needed Now

Cincinnati legislator Tom Brinkman introduced House Bill 377, Right to Work for the private sector in Ohio.  Right to Work gives workers the right to choose if they want to be a member of a union.  Everyone should be able …

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Nov 22

Trouble on the Right for Governor Kasich

Ohio will begin running deficits in 2016The following was recently obtained by Ohio Conservative Review and is published with the author’s permission as an open letter to Bret Baier of Fox News.

Mike Snead, President Dayton TEA Party

Special Report


Subject: Refuting Mr. Baier’s assertion

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Nov 19

Ohio General Assembly Score Card – Ohio Liberty Index

RLC OhioYou can’t evaluate what you don’t measure.  The Ohio Republican Liberty Caucus has produced a tool to let liberty minded Ohio’s see where their member of the Ohio House and Ohio Senate stand on bills that impact liberty.

Find your …

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Nov 19

Strengthen the Second Amendment in Ohio

Conceal CarryThis week State Rep. Ron Maag’s concealed carry expansion, Sub. House Bill 48, passed in the Ohio House by a vote of 68-29.  Sub. HB 48 will now go to the state Senate for consideration.

Sub. HB 48 would expand …

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Nov 19

Common Core has got to go!

Stop Common CoreThis week the Ohio House Education Committee took testimony on House Bill 212, the Local Control in Education Bill.  The House Education Committee is the first step toward the bill getting a vote on the floor.

House Bill 212 prohibits …

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Nov 17

Ohio judge: Blog post criticizing mayor not defamation

Maple Heights News photo

FREE SPEECH: An Ohio judge ruled that owners of MapleHeightsNews.org did not defame the mayor of Maple Heights when they compared his record to his prior campaign promises.

A Cuyahoga County has judge ruled that a blog post criticizing the …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/247579/ohio-blog-defamation/

Nov 12

Kasich’s debate disaster was a long time coming

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CRATERING: A Frank Lutz focus group gave Gov. John Kasich the worst rating Luntz has ever recorded.

If Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential hopes went up in smoke Tuesday, it’s because of a fuse he lit in 2013.

Ohioans recognize …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/246771/kasich-debate-disaster/

Nov 12

How is Ohio really doing? Not as well as Kasich is telling the country.

by Matt Mayer, Opportunity Ohio

John Kasich’s Washington Ways: each month on the 10th, Ohio Governor John Kasich’s Office of Budget & Management issues a report on the state of the budget (http://www.obm.ohio.gov/Budget/monthlyfinancial/). The October report came out …

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Nov 10

“Top Ten” Debate #3: Republicans vs. Each Other… and the Media

The third Republican debate was hosted by CNN and held at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado on October 28, 2015.  Moderators were John Harwood, Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla.  Jim Cramer, Rick Santelli and Sharon Epperson joined the

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Nov 06

GOP hopeful Kasich looking to make a dent in Mississippi


Photo by Steve Wilson

POLITICKING: Ohio Gov. and presidential candidate John Kasich talks to a group of Mississippi College students Wednesday.


Ohio Gov. and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich visited Mississippi College in Clinton on Wednesday, pitching his plan for a simpler

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/245821/kasich/

Nov 05

HBO’s John Oliver popularizes debunked Obamacare spin

Part 12 of 12 in the series Kasich's Obamacare Roadshow
Photo: HBO, via YouTube

TRUCKLOADS OF FREE MONEY: John Oliver used Ohio Gov. John Kasich to attack Obamacare critics Sunday night

HBO comic John Oliver attacked critics of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion Sunday night, with …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/245762/john-oliver-obamacare-spin/

Nov 03

Has Ohio Gov. Kasich really restrained Medicaid growth?

Part 21 of 21 in the series Ohio's Obamacare expansion
Photo: CNBC

SLOWER GROWTH? Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he has reduced Ohio’s Medicaid growth to 2.5 percent. Data from his own Medicaid department say otherwise.

Whiplash-inducing Ohio Medicaid costs and enrollment …

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Nov 03

Ohio court says city can’t use ‘quick-take’ to seize property

1851 Center for Constitutional Law

DENIED: An Ohio judge ruled the city of Perrysburg cannot use a “quick-take” eminent domain process to seize properties along Fort Meigs Road.

An Ohio court ruled Monday the city of Perrysburg cannot use the “quick-take” method of eminent domain …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/245414/ohio-court-quick-take/

Nov 02

Constitutional law center warns voters about Ohio Issue 2

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NOT SOLD: Maurice Thompson of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law is skeptical of “anti-monopoly” language in Ohio Issue 2

Ohio Issue 2 isn’t the simple “anti-monopoly” measure supporters make it out to be, the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/244976/law-center-ohio-issue2/

Nov 01

READ the Fine Print on Local Ballot Issues

Four years ago, I came across the first tax levy I had ever seen with no expiration date.  This seemed very audacious so I re-read it several times and finally realized it was a clever attempt to slip an endless …

Permanent link to this article: http://ohioconservativereview.com/2015/11/01/read-the-fine-print-on-local-ballot-issues/

Oct 31

MVCI Hosting a Constitution Boot Camp, Saturday, November 14, at 5650 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton Ohio


Constitution banner 540 wide

Liberty is lost when taken for granted!

What does taking your liberty for granted really mean?

1. Not being familiar with the U.S. Constitution creating ignorance of what rights you have according to our fundamental American law—the U.S. …

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Oct 31

Report Confirms Marijuana is Dangerous – Issue 3 Vote is Tuesday, November 3

cannabis-plant public domain 440 x 292If State Issue 3 is approved in the Ohio election this Tuesday, November 3, Ohio will become the first state east of the Mississippi River to legalize recreational (and medicinal) marijuana, and grant a monopoly for the …

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Oct 27

Nov 10th — GCTP Hosts “Losing Ground: Update on the War on Poverty”

img-charles-murray_160950248897“LOSING GROUND: UPDATE ON THE WAR ON POVERTY”

Dr. Charles Murray

10 November, 6:30pm

Xenia Community Center, 1219 West Second Street, Xenia, OH

losing ground

Dr. Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute was educated at Harvard and MIT.  He is

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Oct 27

Citizens for Community Values Urges NO Vote on Ohio Issues 1, 2, and 3


Voter IQ logo square 180Three issues on the ballot in Ohio next Tuesday, November 3, would result in significant changes to the Ohio Constitution. Issue 1 would rewrite legislative redistricting policy in Ohio and Issue 2 would make it more difficult …

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Oct 26

Ohio’s unemployment rate hits 14-year low despite more job losses

Data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

SUB-PAR: Ohio’s yearly average of the civilian labor force has yet to return to the 2000 level, much less the high in 2007.

Ohio’s unemployment rate hit a 14-year low in September, despite the loss of even more jobs during …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/244054/unemployment-ohio-september/

Oct 26

Ohio Obamacare expansion keeps getting bigger

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare expansion shattered enrollment projections in its first year, and reliance on the welfare program keeps growing.

There were 634,526 Ohioans enrolled in the Obamacare expansion in September — an increase of more than 140,000 since …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/243711/ohio-obamacare-getting-bigger/

Oct 22

Ohio Sunset Review Committee finally meets — eight months late

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SUNSET: Only one entity at the first Sunset Review Committee hearing said it would complete its work by its sunset date.

The Ohio Sunset Review Committee held its first meeting Tuesday — eight months later than the law requires.

The …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/243742/ohio-sunset-review-meets/

Oct 21

Ohio city uses eminent domain to seize land outside its borders

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LAND GRAB: Perrysburg City Councilman Todd Grayson says ‘it’s cheaper’ isn’t a good reason to seize private property.

Fort Meigs Road in Perrysburg, Ohio, is too narrow and needs widening, as almost all would agree.

But homeowners along the road …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/243566/ohio-eminent-domain-borders/

Oct 20

Ohio’s Obamacare expansion has cost taxpayers $5 billion

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SHOWING OHIO CARES: Gov. John Kasich has generously spent $5 billion in federal taxpayer money on his Obamacare expansion

September brought another milestone for Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare expansion, and a heavier millstone for taxpayers stuck bearing the costs.…

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/242843/ohio-obamacare-5billion/

Oct 19

Ohio Gov. Kasich’s big spending upends his presidential platform

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DEBT CLOCK: Ohio Gov. John Kasich rolled out his presidential platform in front of a debt counter that’s spinning faster because of his Obamacare expansion

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has spent the past four years growing government, is trying …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/242628/kasich-action-plan-ohio/

Oct 12

Lawsuit expected if voters approve marijuana, anti-monopoly issues


MONOPOLY: Issue 3 would create a monopoly in the Ohio Constitution for growing, cultivating and extracting marijuana.

In November, Ohio voters will get the chance to approve a constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes.

They’ll also vote …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/241902/lawsuit-marijuana-monopoly/

Oct 12

Is JobsOhio failing Ohio workers?

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SINKING FAST: JobsOhio was supposed to buoy Ohio’s economy, but the state’s job growth has plummeted this year.


Four years after the creation of publicly funded economic development agency JobsOhio, Ohio’s job growth has taken a nosedive.

As JobsOhio …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/241802/is-jobsohio-failing/

Oct 10

Gov. Kasich Tumbles to Third Place in Ohio Poll

John KasichOhio Gov. John Kasich has fallen to third in a recent poll of Ohio Republicans. At 13%, he is a distant third behind Donald Trump at 23% and Dr. Ben Carson at 18%. Gov. Kasich is only slightly …

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Oct 07

Ohio files suit against Toledo marijuana law

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POT LAWSUIT: Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Kevin Pituch, from the county prosecutor’s office, announce their lawsuit against Toledo’s new marijuana law.

Certain provisions in Toledo’s recently passed “Sensible Marijuana Ordinance” violate state law and the Ohio constitution, the …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/241318/suit-toledo-marijuana/

Oct 05

Ohio Gov. Kasich wants steeper ‘green energy’ mandates

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MANDATE MAN: Gov. John Kasich wants to ratchet up Ohio’s green energy mandates

Ohio lawmakers looking to extend a freeze on state “green energy” mandates will have to find a way past Gov. John Kasich.

Kasich immediately shot down as …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/240473/kasich-green-energy-mandates/

Sep 30

Taxpayers fleeing Ohio, IRS report shows

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EXODUS: Ohio had a net loss of over 33,000 federal taxpayers and their families as a result of migration between states in 2011 and 2012


During Gov. John Kasich’s first two years in office, state-to-state migration shrank Ohio’s economy …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/240193/irs-taxpayers-fleeing-ohio/

Sep 28

Tom Zawistowski, “We the People” at MVCI Meeting Monday October 5, 2015

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Dynamic Ohio TEA party leader Tom Zawistowski will speak on “We the People” at a Miami Valley Citizens Informed (MVCI) Meeting Monday October 5, 2015, from 7 to 8:30 PM at Washington Heights Baptist Church, 5650 Far Hills Avenue, …

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Sep 28

YMCA seeks exemption from Ohio sales tax

By Maggie Thurber | For Ohio Watchdog


EXEMPT: Two legislators want to exempt the YMCA and other non-profits from charging Ohio’s sales tax on gym memberships

Two Ohio lawmakers want to eliminate sales taxes from YMCA memberships.

Rep. Jim Buchy

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/239893/ymca-ohio-sales-tax/

Sep 28

Are Ohio’s food stamp work requirements racist?

Photo: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

SNAP: Some, but not all, Ohioans on food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are subject to work requirements


Welfare spending advocates are up in arms over Ohio’s use of food stamp work requirement waivers, calling the waivers …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/239908/ohio-food-stamps-racist/

Sep 23

Ohio unemployment rate doesn’t tell real story

Ohio Department of Job & Family Services

PARTIAL PICTURE: Ohio’s unemployment rate continues to decline, but only because so many people are no longer counted as part of the workforce.

In Ohio, the general tone of the headlines on stories about the August unemployment rate was positive, …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/239247/ohio-unemployment-real-story/

Sep 23

Ohio economy falling behind right-to-work neighbor Michigan

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FALLING BEHIND: Under Gov. John Kasich, Ohio’s job-creation rate has lagged behind its right-to-work neighbors.

For years, Ohio’s ability to outperform Michigan’s long-term job growth has been a silver lining around a cloudy Ohio economic recovery. No longer.

From Jan. …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/239205/ohio-economy-behind-michigan/

Sep 21

Ohio Medicaid spending is skyrocketing under Gov. Kasich

Part 18 of 18 in the series Ohio's Obamacare expansion
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UP, UP, UP: Gov. John Kasich has sharply increased Medicaid spending in Ohio.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential poll numbers may not be climbing much, but Ohio’s Medicaid costs certainly …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/237976/ohio-medicaid-skyrocketing-kasich/

Sep 19

YAF Midwest Freedom Conference October 2-3, Columbus, Ohio – Students Only $20!



Young America’s Foundation is presenting the Midwest Freedom Conference on October 2-3 in Columbus, Ohio. This is a GREAT opportunity to educate students about Conservative truths that are so critical to the survival of their freedoms. The cost …

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Sep 17

Ohio Supreme Court orders re-write of marijuana amendment

By Maggie Thurber | For Ohio Watchdog


WIN: The Ohio Supreme Court agreed with ResponsibleOhio, that State Issue 3 language legalizing marijuana was misleading and should be re-written.

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled language for a proposed constitutional …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/238600/supreme-court-marijuana/

Sep 16

Three-fourths of Ohio Obamacare enrollees are on Medicaid

Part 17 of 17 in the series Ohio's Obamacare expansion
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OBAMACARE IMPLEMENTER: Gov. John Kasich’s decision to opt in to Medicaid expansion is responsible for 76 percent of Ohio’s Obamacare enrollment

For every Ohioan who has paid an Obamacare exchange …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/237980/75percent-ohio-obamacare/

Sep 15

Ohio Conservative Review 2015-09-15 13:23:25

We Can Honor the Grassroots Money and the Constitution as We Reform Campaign Finance

Campaign finance reform. This phrase seems to have become synonymous with progressive policies like top-down government mandates and financial restrictions. It’s time to change that.


Permanent link to this article: http://ohioconservativereview.com/2015/09/15/2977/

Sep 14

Ohio earns praise for cleaning up voter rolls

By Maggie Thurber | For Ohio Watchdog

Ohio Secretary of State

SUCCESS: Ohio’s efforts to clean up voter registration rolls have earned praise from the group that sued the state in 2012 over the issue.

A group that once sued Ohio now lauds the …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/238029/ohio-voter-rolls/

Sep 09

Learn how Ohio’s Online Checkbook Can Provide Government Transparency – Meeting September 14

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MVCI, together with SMCLG, NMCLG, and GCTP, will be meeting together to learn about Ohio’s Online Checkbook.   Mr. Spencer Gross, a representative of Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s office, will teach us how to navigate and use the Online

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