Thursday morning both Bob Latta and Lee Fisher will be guests on my show. Congressman Latta at 7:30, Mr. Fisher at 8:30. Should be fun.
This is John Kasich's response to Governor Strickland's State of the State Address:
This is a good video on what Ted Strickland has failed to accomplish in Ohio:
Kasich went to the Trapshooter's event.
Great Video by Kasich Campaign w/ a little Beautiful Day thrown in.
John Kasich is going to have a big announcement on June 1.
Okay, so the Strickland administration decided Ohio needed a new look for our license plates. A basic design was created, Mrs. Taxin' Ted made some changes, and the design was finalized. Apparently the Ohio BMV created over 1 MILLION sets of plates, because we were going to go through a mandatory "replate". Personally I think this was a good idea, because many older plates are no longer reflective, rusty, and illegible. Most states do have some kind of mandatory replating after 5 to 10 years.
COLUMBUS-Representative Barbara Sears (R-Sylvania) yesterday voiced
opposition during a session of the Ohio House of Representatives
regarding an unfunded education program. The bill passed yesterday from
the Ohio House.
House Bill 68 would create the Healthy Farms and Healthy Schools Grant
Program, intended to provide grants to schools to establish nutritional
and agricultural education programs for kindergarteners.
"With agriculture as Ohio's staple industry, I agree that this program
does seem to provide a great learning opportunity for our young
State Auditor Mary Taylor visits Tuesday at 7:30 to talk about the State of Ohio budget which is now in the Senate.
Taylor also will talk about a recent audit of the Medicaid program in the state and her report which shows how we could save $122.2 million. The state reps refused to include the savings in the budget passed on to the senate.
Taylor also has some strong thoughts on the huge deficit we will be facing in three years because of Strikland's spending this year.
Rabbit57 wants to know:
I'm curious to know what happened to the meeting of Governor Strickland with Carty and other mayors of Ohio' cities affected by the downturn of the automotive industry. This was reported on local television and in The Blade. The meeting was to take place in Cleveland in April. Has anyone heard anything more about the meeting and it's outcome?
Here is a video of John Kasich speaking in Columbus this week...
The Washington-based Citizens Against Government Waste and Ohio-based Buckeye Institute put together the 2009 Piglet book on wasteful government spending which is now available on the Buckeye Institute Web site.
Two examples of local questions:
Kroger received almost 400k to open a store in Lucas County.
Someone in Lima got 500k to open a Chuck E. Cheese. Now anyone who knows about Chuck E. Cheese knows the government had to approve this, especially given the recent comparisons of the chain to Hell's Angels Biker clubs.
Of course this is only for saftey.
The program allows the state to lower the speed limit in "construction zones" on freeways so long as there is one designated worker present. A private, for-profit company will station speed camera vehicles in these zones to photograph motorists and generate a $250 ticket -- plus an unspecified fee -- mailed up to ninety days after the alleged offense took place.
Jon Stainbrook is not the local leader. One wonders if his calling people and threatening the Blade or other things on them has given him a radioactive reputation around the State. For someone who said he was the top call center in the area, one wonders why he was snubbed.
Political action committee Recharge Ohio aims to get Ohio's economy back on
COLUMBUS, OHIO - Former Ohio Congressman and Recharge Ohio Honorary Chairman
John R. Kasich today announced the statewide leadership team of Recharge
Ohio, a grassroots statewide political action committee. Recharge Ohio was
In looking at Strickland's schedule you would think things are fine and dandy in Ohio. Not only that but some high ranking members of his staff also took significant time off:
Chunk of Strickland's year spent on election
Gov. Ted Strickland spent all or part of 44 days since June 1 campaigning for presidential candidate Barack Obama and other Democrats, according to a schedule provided by his office yesterday.
"SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Chrysler LLC, now studying a sale of its Viper sports-car business, is following General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in looking to shed specialty vehicles and focus on main brands.
The Wall Street Journal has taken notice of what a trainwreck this state has become, especially in the past two years:
Do you feel it's OK for turnpike revenue to be diverted to help pay off $200 million in borrowing plus interest through 2030?
This in from Real Clear Politics.com:
A footnote: Support is growing in Democratic ranks for Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland as vice president. He would bring to the ticket maturity (66 years old), experience (six terms in Congress) and moderation (rated "A" by the National Rifle Association). He is very popular in Ohio, a state Republicans must carry to elect a president.
COLUMBUS - The state agency that oversees food stamps and health insurance for the poor is eliminating about 554 jobs to comply with Gov. Ted Strickland's order that the agency reduce spending by $67.5 million.
The cuts at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services aren't expected to hurt services or programs, said Michael Colbert, the agency's chief financial officer.