Representatives of a proposed deepwater container port in Nova Scotia are expected to sign a "strategic collaboration agreement" with Toledo port officials when they meet with local leaders and visit Toledo's port facilities today and tomorrow.
CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE LEAVITT INTRODUCES WORKER RETRAINING PROGRAM, CRITICIZES OPPONENT’S VOTES AGAINST WORKER RIGHTS AND CHALLENGES STATE TO PAY FOR COLLEGE
Bradley S. Leavitt, Congressional Candidate for Ohio’s Ninth District, will hold press conferences on Tuesday, August 19, 2008. These conferences will be scheduled as follows:
9:00 am The Employment netWork
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With the “dog days” of summer upon us, many Northern Ohio families will take vacations. Unfortunately, fuel costs are cramping travel plans.
From the "scratching your head" desk, in the Philadelphia Enquirer:
The global food system feeds gluttonous corporations first
Spending projects sponsored by Ohioans Sherrod Brown, George Voinovich, Marcy Kaptur, Dennis Kucinich and Ralph Regula made it into the latest incarnation of the Congressional Pig Book , the yearly compendium of pork projects released by Citizens Against Government Waste, a group that critiques government spending.
Robert Reich visited Oberlin College about a month too late. It would have nice if Bill Clinton's secretary of labor had been here before the Ohio primary, when his party's leading presidential candidates were busy bashing trade in general and the North American Free Trade Agreement in particular.
Many earmarks to Ohio colleges were sponsored by more than one lawmaker.
Of those that were directed to individual schools, Republican Sen. George V. Voinovich and Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur, of Toledo, tied for the most, with 16. Voinovich's name was on $13.3 million, and Kaptur's was on $12.5 million.
The Heritage Foundation says Marcy Kaptur's support of the budget could cost the 9th district 208 Million dollars and 2000 jobs.
District and Rep: OH 9 Marcy Kaptur (D)
Pop, 2006: 624,654
Non-Farm Emp, 2006: 292,873
Avg Tax Increase Per Taxpayer, 2012: $1,645
Loss in Jobs, 2012: 2,001
Loss to Local Economy (Millions), 2012 : $208 million
These comments were back in January, but still interesting. I especially like: "Giving a little bit out because it is an election year so everyone says oh you gave me a little bit. I don't think people are that naive."
Yes we are not naive.
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Kaptur and other delegates playing hardball even though state overwhelmingly supported Clinton-updated
Kaptur votes against Ethics Office, on antiNAFTA taskforce, against secret sessions, and worried left out of budget process
The House ended up voting 229-182 to create an Office of Congressional Ethics that could initiate its own probes of House of Representatives members. Republicans and Democrats would each appoint three people from outside of Congress to serve in the office.
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Bernake coverage on CNBC:
Myabe a good idea for Marcy to do a little homework before a hearing???
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur came to a House committee hearing on Thursday prepared to ask U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson tough questions about his involvement in the subprime mortgage crisis.
Unfortunately, she was questioning the chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Ohio Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur, a long-time free trade skeptic, warned on Wednesday that the United States may come to regret allowing major Wall Street banks to sell sizable ownership stakes to foreigners.
Need a favor in Washington? You could do worse than asking Marcy Kaptur for help.
The congresswoman, a Toledo Democrat, had 10 appropriations earmarks benefiting Erie and Ottawa counties in the omnibus budget bill that President George Bush signed into law. The total value of the earmarks is $19 million.