Tag Archive: Ohio

Jul 14

MVCI Meeting This Monday, July 17: Call to Action to Vote YES on August 8 and Inspiring Documentary “We the People”


MONDAY, JULY 17, 2023
7:00 – 8:30 PM

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Feb 11

MVCI Meeting This Monday, February 13 with Chris Long of the Ohio Christian Alliance


7:00 TO 8:30 PM
Washington Heights Baptist Church
5650 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45429

MVCI is pleased to have as our first speaker of 2023 a good friend –

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May 01

Tight Ohio Republican Senate Race to be Decided in Tuesday’s Primary Election

A new poll by Emerson College shows a very tight race in the Republican Senate race, with the top two candidates being very nearly tied, having J.D. Vance at 24% and Josh Mandel at 22%. Behind those candidates is

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Jun 03

Free Ohio Now Rally to be Held this Saturday, June 6, at 1 PM at the Greene County Courthouse

Many conservatives are angry at the damage being done to the economy and everyday life by the COVID-19 restrictions put in place by Ohio Gov Mike DeWine. There is a reopen Ohio rally this Saturday at 1 PM in

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May 14

MVCI Invites Conservatives to a “Free Ohio Now” Sign Rally on Wilmington Pike this Saturday, May 16, 2020

1 PM – 2 PM

‘Rally Around Ohio’, on Saturday, May …

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May 07

MVCI Calls on Conservatives to Demand Action This Week in the Ohio Senate to Control COVID-19 Restrictions

The below is from our friends at Miami Valley Citizens Informed:

MAY 6, 2020
IMPORTANT Breaking News!
We are encouraging everyone to call, not only your own state

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Aug 21

GCTP Meeting Next Tuesday, August 27: Learn about the Ohio Constitution. Does the “Controlling Board” Override our Duly Elected Representatives?

The highly regarded Buckeye Institute’s Mr. Greg Lawson has expertise on Ohio’s budget, local government, state and local taxes, education and its funding, transportation funding, and occupational licensing. A frequent speaker across the state, his writings have also appeared

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Aug 09

GCTP Meeting Tuesday, August 27: Learn about the Ohio Constitution. Does the “Controlling Board” Override our Duly Elected Representatives?

The highly regarded Buckeye Institute’s Mr. Greg Lawson has expertise on Ohio’s budget, local government, state and local taxes, education and its funding, transportation funding, and occupational licensing. A frequent speaker across the state, his writings have also appeared

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Nov 01

Ohio’s Issue 1 Proposal, Promoted by Billionaire Liberals, Called ‘Drug Dealer Amnesty Act’

Ohio’s “Issue 1” ballot referendum has polarized Ohio’s political and law enforcement communities ahead of November’s midterm elections.

On the one side you have virtually every law enforcement group in the state, Republican candidates like Mike DeWine for governor

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Nov 01

Ohio Right to Life PAC Endorses Mike DeWine for Governor, Jim Renacci for U.S. Senate

Ohio Right to Life PAC strongly endorses both Mike DeWine for Ohio governor and Jim Renacci for U.S. Senate. Over 40 million unborn babies have been aborted since it was legalized in 1973, and many politicians want to just …

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Oct 31

Sherrod Brown Was Delinquent on His Taxes Five Times, Often Paying Them Years Late

Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has spent millions on attack ads that rebuke his opponent for being in the pockets of corporate interests and failing to pay his taxes. The target of those ads, Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH-16) has

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Oct 31

Ohio Tea Party Leader Tom Zawistowski Strongly Endorses Jim Renacci for U.S. Senate

Ohio Tea Party leader Tom Zawistowski gives his strong opinion about the need to work hard to elect Jim Renacci to the US Senate, and why we can’t trust the polls:

“I wrote to you the other day

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Sep 12

Sen. Sherrod Brown Raising Big Money from Lobbyists


U.S. Capitol Building, Washington D.C.

Sen. Brown has raised the most money from lobbyists — $430,226 – during the 2018 election cycle, according to new data from the Open Secrets database.

Republican National Committee (RNC) spokeswoman Mandi …

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Jul 31

Study says ‘Medicare For All’ Would Cost $32.6 Trillion Over Ten Years

The single-payer health care system advocated by Sen. Bernie Sanders (D., Vt.) and an increasing number of Democrats under the tagline “Medicare for all” would cost the federal government $32.6 trillion over the next decade, according to a …

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Jul 07

Democrat Richard Cordray, Candidate for Governor of Ohio, Seems to have a Nazi Problem

Richard Cordray, Democratic candidate for Governor of Ohio, seems to have an unfortunate habit of comparing Republicans to Nazis! Could this be an indication of just how far to the “left” he stands?

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Feb 17

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor Presents Strong Conservative Views at MVCI Meeting January 29, 2018

The upcoming May 8th Primary Election is of great importance because that is the BEST opportunity to support the candidates of your choice rather than waiting until the November general election when your choice is limited to a vote …

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Feb 06

Candidate Renacci to Speak at joint MVCI & Greene County Tea Party Event

7:00 to 8:30 PM
Washington Heights Baptist Church
For decades the motto of the Boy Scouts of America has been…”Be Prepared.”  It is good

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Feb 01

Warning! OH HB 160 Would Elevate Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Protected Class Status!

The Ohio House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee heard testimony on a bill, HB 160, on Wednesday, 31 January at 9:30 a.m. that would punish schools, ministries, businesses and families that don’t want to allow biological men in

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Nov 05

Ohio Issue 2 on Prescription Drug Pricing – Important Information for Election November 7, 2017

Many Conservatives have significant reservations about Ohio Issue 2, which deals with the pricing of prescription drugs, and it is important for all voters to be informed! The information below was compiled by Dennis Crouch, President of the Greene

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Sep 11

Haupt: The White House press secretary, reporter or employee?

 “The news media isn’t there to tell you what has really happened. It’s there to tell you what it wants you to hear. It’s there to make their editors and advertisers happy, not inform you.”

– Joan Wheston

Thomas Carlyle …

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Sep 06

Many agree: Time for Congress to act after DACA decision

Illinois’ two Democratic U.S. senators agree with President Donald Trump on one one aspect of DACA: Congress now needs to act.

After calling Trump cruel, Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Congress needs to step into the DACA fight.

“I …

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Sep 05

Foes of Ohio drug-pricing initiative see many side effects for state

An Ohio ballot initiative that aims to cut prescription drug costs for millions has drawn opposition from health officials, business groups and community organizations, all of whom find the measure’s promises hard to swallow.

The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act,

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Sep 04

Open the Books: Tracking military weaponry and war machines flowing to America’s local police departments

[Last] week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced President Donald Trump’s plan to distribute military gear to state and local law enforcement agencies. The rule change means weapons typically reserved for war-time use – tracked armored (tank-like) vehicles, weaponized aircraft and …

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Sep 04

Haupt: The forgotten faces of American labor

 “As we celebrate Labor Day, we honor the men and women who fought tirelessly for workers’ rights, which are so critical to our strong and successful labor force.”

– Elizabeth Esty

The dynamic contributions of our ladies of past generations …

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Aug 30

Haupt: Obamacare, corporate America’s stepchild

“Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the Socialized State.”

– Vladimir Lenin

The Social Transformation of American Medicine, by sociologist Paul Starr depicts the rise of our sovereign medical profession and how it became such a …

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Aug 27

Krug: Let’s get real about fake news

Fake news is so passé, but we can’t get past it.

Seriously, it’s been probably, what, at least 15 seconds since someone accused someone else of stretching a story to suit their needs, twisting a fact, a comment or an …

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Aug 25

Ohio legislature moves to crack down on local government credit, debit card abuse

Two Ohio representatives have submitted a bill that would curtail the kinds of  local government debit and credit card misuse that, in one recent instance, allowed the administrator of a small village to charge more than $700,000 in personal items

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Aug 23

Ohio, Pennsylvania among states with highest student loan debts

Ohio and Pennsylvania’s first- and third-place finishes on a recent national ranking of student indebtedness comes as no surprise to those familiar with the issue in the two states.

The personal-finance website WalletHub earlier this month released the study, which

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Aug 21

Haupt: Why traditional media segued to the left

“Edmund Burk designated the Fourth Estate as watchdogs of government; the press.”

– Albert Clogen

The media has long been regarded as the most important force in government. It is considered the heart and soul of democratic egalitarianism. Thomas Carlyle …

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Aug 15

Congressman: Repealing death tax would be ‘nirvana’

It was Founding Father Benjamin Franklin who said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” One Illinois congressman wants to disconnect the two by eliminating the so-called death tax.

Tax reform is one …

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Aug 14

Haupt: Abandoning the gold standard created legalized theft

“The gold standard kept us honest and forced us to control out of control spending.”

– Lane Brody 

Alan Greenspan told us, “Gold is a good place to put money, given its value as a currency outside of the policies …

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Aug 09

New health care plan would make smaller, bipartisan reforms

A number of Congressional members have begun working on a new alternative health-care plan after the last effort to replace Obamacare stalled. But a healthcare expert says it’s likely too late.

The Problem Solvers’ Caucus, consisting of a bipartisan group …

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Aug 07

Haupt: America and the Roman Empire’s political downfall

“At the height of its mastery, Rome was the pulsing heart of the earth. The day the empire fell the world learned even the most stalwart empires can fail if avarice replaces prudence.”

– Solon Greco

There is not a …

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Aug 04

Congressman pushes for federal tax reform to help offset state income tax hike

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., is embarking on a tour to talk federal tax reform, and he’s getting an earful from constituents.

One of the participants in the roundtable discussion in Springfield Aug. 1, Merrill Lynch financial adviser Gary Seitz, …

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Aug 03

Ohio policy group joins federal legal fight against forced union dues

Illinois workers whose fight against being forced to pay dues to a union they don’t want to join have an ally in an Ohio policy group.

The Buckeye Institute last month filed what’s called an amicus brief with the U.S. …

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Aug 02

Krug: President Trump disrupting news consumption, bringing in more women

This just in: President Donald Trump is polarizing.

Some love him. Some hate him. Hate is a strong word, but they hate him.

There are probably some who are too busy watching “The Price Is Right” or rainbow-vomiting cat videos …

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Aug 01

Haupt: No confidence in the political class

“There is no act of treachery, infidelity, or avarice of which a politician is not capable; for in politics it’s every man for himself to remain in the graces of the political party.”

– Marty Blunt

The Articles of Confederation …

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Jul 26

VP Pence breaks tie to open debate in Senate on Obamacare replacement

Both parties in Washington D.C. know Obamacare is flawed and getting worse, but no Democrats and two Republicans voted Tuesday against opening debate to change things.

That meant it took Vice President Mike Pence to break a 50-50 tie just …

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Jul 25

Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin score well in manufacturing report; Illinois not so much

The Midwest as a whole received relatively high grades in an annual rating of states’ manufacturing industries, but Illinois’ manufacturing sector is still struggling due to an unpredictable economic climate and unfunded public liabilities.

The 2017 Manufacturing & Logistics Report …

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Jul 24

Haupt: America needs group of Tom Paines to take government back from elites

“Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived.”

– Thomas Paine, Common Sense, January 10, 1776

The year was 1776 and the time had come …

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Jul 21

Ohio grants property tax relief to farmers, but some fear homeowners will pay a price

Ohio just modified how it calculates property taxes for agricultural lands in order to rescue farmers from soaring tax bills, but some fear the fix will eventually burden homeowners and provide less funding for some school districts.

The state’s operating …

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Jul 19

Proposed legislation would open up records on federal pension recipients

A Florida congressman and an open-government organization have launched a campaign to make key information on federal pension recipients subject to public disclosure.

The legislation, which is being sponsored by Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, would make information about pension recipients …

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Jul 18

Haupt: Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

– Francis Bellamy

Those that crossed the Mason-Dixon …

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Jul 17

Krug: Editors and publishers fail when transparency is absent in reader ‘comments’

Where the media falls down so badly so often is in its approach to stories.

Slanted and misleading headlines, hyperbolic and unsubstantiated reporting that’s short on facts and long on opinion, and manufactured outrage probably are the worst of what …

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Jul 17

GOP tax reforms stoke debate in states with large manufacturing, agriculture sectors

A congressional panel last week spotlighted how federal tax reform could help small businesses, but one possible component of the GOP reform plans would cost businesses an estimated $1.5 trillion over the next decade.

Though a hearing scheduled Thursday by …

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Jul 14

Ohio gets down to business of retooling its workforce

Ohio’s state government leaders are venturing beyond tax policies, fiscal issues and regulations and into the wonky realm of realigning its workforce and higher education system to better meet the needs of businesses.

Since taking office in 2011, Gov. John

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Jul 12

Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin score well in manufacturing report; Illinois not so much

The Midwest as a whole received relatively high grades in an annual rating of states’ manufacturing industries, but Illinois’ manufacturing sector is still struggling due to an unpredictable economic climate and unfunded public liabilities.

The 2017 Manufacturing & Logistics Report …

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Jul 06

Overtime rule changes great news for small businesses

Small businesses across the country are breathing a sigh of relief on news that the Trump administration is walking back former President Barack Obama’s proposed overtime expansion.

Small businesses were dreading the Obama-era order that would have doubled overtime eligibility …

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Jul 03

Haupt: Let freedom ring this Independence Day

“This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing, ‘My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing: Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every

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Jul 03

Krug: Trump hunt begs question: What is the media’s business?

Supporters said all along that President Donald Trump would be good for American business.

But many didn’t anticipate that the American media business stood to benefit from his presidency.

Currently the greatest love-hate relationship in U.S. politics, the mainstream and …

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Jun 30

Congressional bill would fix income tax confusion for businesses who send employees across state lines

A bill fresh out of the U.S. House of Representatives would fix a long-standing problem in states’ tax code that has likely resulted in businesses and employees overpaying the state for decades.

Companies that send a worker to another state …

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Jun 28

Congressional bill would allow private donations to fund abandoned mine redevelopment

A bill filed in the U.S. House would  allow private donations help revitalize the nation’s abandoned mines so they can be used for recreational areas.

U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Illinois, says there’s a hurdle keeping private foundations from renovating abandoned …

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Jun 26

Haupt: Only we can cure D.C.’s swine flu

 “It is interesting back in 2011, shortly after the swine-flu epidemic broke out; Congress enacted an earmark moratorium that would supposedly put an end to pork-barrel spending.”

– Jenny Reed

The phrase “pork-barrel spending” derives from the antebellum period. Plantation …

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Jun 21

Study: Heroin use costs U.S. more than $51 billion a year

Heroin use and addiction in the U.S. costs more than $51 billion every year, according to a new study released by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s school of Pharmacy.

Researchers came to the figure by tallying the costs of …

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Jun 20

Haupt: Fed up with elder abuse

“The Federal Reserve can continue to print more money, but cities and states can’t.”

– Rob Liner

The central bank has crushed the interest rates seniors have relied on for centuries to supplement their incomes and live lives that are …

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Jun 19

Supreme Court’s ruling on Wisconsin mapmaking case could impact gerrymandering across U.S.

There could be changes coming to how Illinois’ legislative maps are drawn every ten years with the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to take up a Wisconsin case on the very issue.

Longtime Democratic Party activist Bill Whitford brought the case …

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Jun 16

Group seeks transparency in high-stakes Puerto Rico bankruptcy case

A group of investigative journalists in Puerto Rico is suing the congressionally created board that acts as the island territory’s representative in bankruptcy proceedings, claiming they are failing to be transparent in their financial dealings.

The stakes are high for …

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Jun 13

Forbes: New York Shakespeare Festival received $30M from taxpayers

New York City’s Public Theater “Shakespeare in the Park” production of “Julius Caesar” sparked political drama for its on-stage assassination of a Trump-like Roman ruler. Before the performance Donald Trump Jr. asked via a tweet, “I wonder how much

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Jun 12

Haupt: Your governor, your guardian of the 10th Amendment

“The Tenth Amendment said the federal government is supposed to only have powers that were explicitly given in the Constitution but I think the federal government’s forgotten that.”

– David Mills

Our founders penned the Tenth Amendment out of necessity. …

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Jun 12

U.S. Supreme Court asked to take case challenging forced union dues

The nation’s high court is being asked to take up the issue of whether government employees should be forced to pay dues and fees to government unions.

The case Janus v. AFSCME originated in Illinois. Mark Janus and several other …

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Jun 05

Hauft: Buying loyalty to sell your agenda

“Liberalism is spread by those who feel the world owes them a living, not by those who work for it.

Those who work for every dollar they bank have nothing to gain from being a liberal.”

– Jay Kites

It …

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Jun 01

Fed report: Obamacare exchange insurance costs double in past four years

The latest look at Obamacare prices show insurance through the marketplace costs more than twice as much now as it did in 2013.

New numbers from the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show health insurance in Illinois …

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May 28

Ohio Senate picks up bill barring undocumented workers’ comp elligibility

Undocumented workers would be barred from receiving workers’ compensation benefits in budget legislation passed by the Ohio House of Representatives and now in the state Senate.

The bill includes an amendment that would require the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation …

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May 25

McCaleb: Public pensions in some ways mirror Madoff’s Ponzi scheme

“In a world full of lies, the most dangerous ones are those we tell ourselves.” 

― Diana B. Henriques

HBO debuted its original movie on Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff over the weekend. Based on Henriques’ book “The Wizard of Lies,” the …

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May 22

Haupt: Justice and the political machine

 “Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.”

– Kin Hubbard, political humorist

For those who are not familiar with Justitia, the symbol of law, she is the badge and emblem that mirrors the values and morals …

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May 18

Hearing aid legislation would raise cost of personal sound amplification products

With a committee vote pending on the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, critics of the legislation warn the bill would increase government regulations and raise the cost of personal sound amplification products (PSAPs).

A gun-owner group warned in …

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May 16

Haupt: Politics a grandiose sales pitch

“Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.”

– Oscar Ameringer

According to a recent Gallup report, Americans regard the clergy as the …

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May 15

Frontier League supports bill that would exempt certain players from state minimum wage

Independent minor league baseball could be threatened without help from lawmakers, the attorney for the Frontier League with teams in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and elsewhere said.

Tom Ysursa, general counsel for the Frontier League, said league officials support a …

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May 10

Overhaul of Dodd-Frank headed to U.S. House

A financial reform bill is heading for a vote in the U.S. House after clearing the Financial Services Committee.

The CHOICE Act is an overhaul of the Dodd-Frank legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010. Illinois Congressman …

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May 10

Haupt: Identity politics handcuffs democracy

“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

During the height of the Cold War, everyone was seeking refuge …

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May 06

Guest Voice: How the New York Times misrepresents the U.S. Supreme Court

A recent New York Times story, titled “A Polarized Supreme Court, Growing More So,” illustrates how left-of-center media distort perceptions of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The story’s problems begin with the lead paragraph’s assertion that Justice Neil Gorsuch’s appointment is …

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May 04

Study: Income tax rate has major impact on pro sports teams win-loss record

Upset that your favorite basketball or hockey team is watching the playoffs from their sofas? A UIC professor says a state’s tax burden shares some of the blame.

University of Illinois at Chicago professor Erik Hembre has released a working …

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May 03

Congressional plan for coal miner health care bailout begs question: Who’s next?

Republican members of Congress face a dilemma, particularly those from coal-mining states.

As Congress considers a $1.3 billion bailout of health benefits for retired union coal miners, they must weigh the arguments for and against such federal bailouts.


“My …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/293157/congressional-plan-coal-miner-health-care-bailout-begs-question-whos-next/

May 03

Haupt: How overtaxation can kill an economy

“I hate big government, but I really hate a government that doesn’t work. So when they say we either have to raise taxes or cut core services, it’s actually a false choice.”

– Scott Walker

During the late 1970s and …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/293117/haupt-overtaxation-can-kill-economy/

Apr 20

Obamacare repeal-and-replace efforts revived

Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare are gaining new momentum in Washington D.C. weeks after House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pulled a replacement bill from the floor after it failed to gain enough Republican support.

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/293009/obamacare-repeal-replace-efforts-revived/

Mar 27

Ohio county picks electronic polling vendor that had previous election snafu

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AT THE POLLS: Electronic poll books can make the polling process more efficient, but their implementation in one Ohio county in 2015 caused many headaches.


An elections vendor recently got a contract to operate electronic poll books in Ohio’s …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/291873/ohio-polling-vendor/

Mar 15

Ohio pauses ESSA implementation

Ohio education officials are delaying their ESSA implementation plan until fall, giving the state more time to gather feedback on issues such as statewide testing and teacher evaluations.

The move was popular with the Ohio teachers union and state legislators …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/290971/290971/

Mar 03

The case against Case: College ignored own policies in biased sexual assault investigation

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CASE LAW: A student alleges anti-male bias in sexual assault investigations at Case Western Reserve University.

In a scenario that has become common on college campuses, a school ignored its own policies when conducting a sexual assault investigation, according to …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/290125/lawsuit-college-ignored-policies-railroad-student-accused-sexual-assault/

Mar 03

GOP lawmaker confronts Kasich on Ohio’s green-energy mandates

In the final days of 2016, Republican Gov. John Kasich vetoed legislation that would have delayed the state’s renewable energy mandates from going into effect for two years.  Instead, they are set to resume this year.

Now state Rep. Bill …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/289415/cincinnati-republican-looks-to-rein-in-green-energy-mandates/

Feb 13

A quick guide to Ohio’s changing charter school landscape

A little more than a year out from an overhaul of the state’s charter school assessment system, Ohio’s charter sector is in a period of transition.

Crain’s Cleveland Business has a guide to the changes that have happened and those …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/288319/288319/

Jan 18

Ohio charter law shows early signs of success

Researchers who studied the first year of Ohio’s charter school reforms say the 2015 law is “bringing promising changes to the state’s charter school sector.”

A new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute cites tougher oversight of Ohio charter …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/286175/ohio-charter-law-shows-early-signs-success/

Jan 03

Accel may take over I Can schools in Ohio

Consolidation could be coming to Ohio’s charter school sector.

The I Can charter school network is considering turning its schools over to the Accel network, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Accel founder Ron Packard said the move “would be …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/285220/accel-may-take-can-schools-ohio/

Dec 23

College football meccas are no havens for homesharing

Alabama is the heavy favorite to win this year’s college football playoff, with Clemson, Ohio State and Washington looking to unseat the defending champion Crimson Tide. But fans of the challengers can take some solace in knowing the University …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/284080/college-football-meccas-no-havens-homesharing/

Dec 14

Five developments in Ohio education

As 2016 draws to a close, the Thomas Fordham Institute decided to share five interesting developments in Ohio education policy to wrap up the year. The piece, written by Ohio Research Director Aaron Churchill, includes ESSA accountability, more data accessibility, …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/284279/five-developments-ohio-education/

Dec 01

Judge: Accused students have right to cross-examination

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DUE PROCESS WIN: A judge ruled that accused students deserve to cross-examine their accusers

An Ohio judge has ruled that a student accused of campus sexual assault potentially had his …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/283187/judge-accused-students-right-cross-examination/

Dec 01

Ohio civil forfeiture reform bill set to pass next week

A bill designed to curb civil forfeiture practices in Ohio is set to pass next week despite opposition from the state’s law enforcement community.

The U.S. Justice Action Network, a coalition of conservative and progressive organizations, and fellow proponents of …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/283075/ohio-civil-forfeiture-reform-bill-set-pass-next-week/

Nov 28

Online school loses appeal on attendance

The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, Ohio’s largest online charter school, has lost an appeal against a ruling on how attendance is measured. The ruling allowed the state to use the amount of time a student is logged in to calculate …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/282738/online-school-loses-appeal-attendance/

Nov 28

Michigan lawmakers, regulators poised to choke out electricity choice

White Pigeon Paper Company, located in a tiny corner of Southwest Michigan, is the nation’s last family-owned mill in North America that produces clay-coated recycled paperboard.

“We are it,” White Pigeon Vice President and General Manager Dave DiBiaggio tells Watchdog.org. …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/282710/michigan-lawmakers-regulators-poised-choke-electricity-choice/

Nov 10

School board, teachers union outline ways to end Louisville teachers strike

The Louisville Education Association and Louisville Board of Education issued letters outlining what needs to happen for a teachers strike in the Ohio city to end.

The LEA asked for the district to bring in a mediator to help settle …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/281617/school-board-teachers-union-outline-ways-end-louisville-teachers-strike/

Nov 07

Ohio set to back away from new graduation rules before implementation

They haven’t been implemented yet, but it already seems that Ohio is planning to lower its new graduation requirements amid concern too many students won’t be able to meet them. “It’s important to get this right, and not graduating in …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/281225/ohio-set-back-away-new-graduation-rules-implementation/

Nov 03

In double standard, Dems sue GOP over poll monitoring

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HAULED INTO COURT: Democrats are accusing the Republican National Committee, chaired by Reince Priebus, of violating a 1982 court ban on poll monitoring by the RNC.


A court ruling that outlaws “ballot security” efforts by the Republican National Committee …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/280814/gop-poll-monitoring/

Nov 02

Ohio county with plenty of broadband looks to build its own network

An Ohio county is considering building a fiber-optic network even though several providers in the area already offer broadband-capable speeds.

The Stark County Area Broadband Task Team recently heard a presentation from Magellan Advisors in which the consulting firm advised …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/280717/ohio-county-broadband/

Oct 20

Agile Networks also got sweetheart tower management deal in Ohio

An Ohio-based company that recently received an exclusive contract to manage Indiana’s communication network also benefited from an “unusual deal” in its home state.

Ohio’s Department of Administrative Services paid Agile Networks about $2.2 million last year to maintain the …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/279434/agile-networks-also-got-sweetheart-tower-management-deal-ohio/

Oct 19

Ohio to spend $500,000 in online education battle

Ohio education officials have had a $500,000 expenditure approved for their legal fight against the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow. Ohio’s Department of Education claims ECOT has been inflating attendance numbers, while ECOT says the state is using requirements that are …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/279209/ohio-spend-500000-online-education-battle/

Aug 30

Donald Trump Event Coming to Wilmington this Thursday at Noon

Standing with TrumpMost TEA Party members and conservatives are supporting Donald J. Trump to be the next President of the United States. Therefore, we would like everyone to be aware of the campaign rally to be held this Thursday at noon …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.daytonohioteaparty.com/?p=2246674

Mar 13

CCV Action PAC Endorses Senator Ted Cruz for President

Senator Ted CruzCitizens for Community Values Action PAC (CCVA PAC) is endorsing Senator Ted Cruz for United States President in the 2016 Ohio Primary Election taking place this Tuesday, March 15.

CCVA PAC is a pro-family organization that supports candidates with …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.daytonohioteaparty.com/?p=2246193

Mar 11

Ted Cruz wins Ohio and Florida Conservatives United Preference Poll

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Six months of polling among Ohio and Florida Conservatives have produced the same winner in their Presidential Preference Polls.  Read here to see how this poll can affect the respective Primary Elections on March 15, 2016.


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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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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 …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.daytonohioteaparty.com/?p=2245418

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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