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Latta named to House budget committee and Latta files discharge petition on HR 581

WASHINGTON- Earlier today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) was
appointed to the House Committee on the Budget.

"Now more than ever, Congress must get serious about the trillions of
dollars we spend each year in the budget. My constituents, as well as
millions of other taxpayers across the country have made it clear that
they are tired of out-of-control spending in Washington and I look
forward to conveying that message for them as a member of this important
committee," Latta said today after receiving his appointment.

PMA Scandal Update, March 23, 2009

FBI investigates lobbying firm that is generous donor to Dicks, Murray
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2008906547_pma23.html

The Report Card
http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200990319092

PMA’s End Is Near, But Firm Keeps Suing
http://www.rollcall.com/issues/54_106/news/33392-1.html

FBI examining ties between campaign donations, defense earmarks
http://www.smartbrief.com/news/aia/storyDetails.jsp?issueid=EBA4778F-80D...

A Toledo Tea Party

When are we going to have a Tea Party here, the kind the news media likes to pretend aren't happening all over the country? http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orl-locteaparty21032209mar22,0...

Sears Announces Passage of BWC and Industrial Commission Budgets

COLUMBUS – State Representative Barbara R. Sears (R- Sylvania) yesterday announced the passage of the Workers’ Compensation and the Industrial Commission budgets with full bi-partisan support from the House Finance and Appropriations Committee.

lucas county deputies charged with assault

"Video of the Lucas County Jail shows Mike Mingione being brought in in handcuffs..."

http://onntv.com/live/content/onnnews/stories/2009/03/19/Deputies_Charge...

History Documented

There was a great article in the Toledo Free Press about a new site called History Documented

http://www.historydocumented.com/

Toledo Free Press

Written by Julie Ryan | | news@toledofreepress.com

Toledo-area war veterans no longer need to let textbooks tell their stories. Instead, residents and students can hear and see their narratives and learn from their experiences.

Saving the Lucas County Republican Party

Joe Pellman provides his thoughts on how to save the Lucas County Republican Party.
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Nationally, we have seen the media frenzy surrounding a void in leadership of the Republican Party, most notably a clash between Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and radio show host Rush Limbaugh. While the national party fights to find its way, the same battle has been taking place in Lucas County for several years. The Lucas County Republican Party has lost its way, and the younger generation needs to step up and take the reins.

Have you gone to or used the 1 in 15 funeral homes in Toledo?

FTC finds that 1 in 15 funeral homes in Toledo have major violations of FTC rules for questionable practices.
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Auto suppliers get 5 billion in aid

The feds decide to continue with the handouts, and who really cares. It is only a 5 billion dollar bailout to auto suppliers.
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The Treasury Department will pump up to $5 billion in financing into troubled auto parts suppliers to prevent an auto industry collapse that could undermine the government's work to restructure General Motors and Chrysler.

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2009/03/19/ap6191150.html

Toledo Municipal Court Session at UT Enhances Classroom Experience

Area high school mock trial teams and University of Toledo paralegal students will get a first-hand look at the justice system when the Toledo Municipal Court holds a special session at The University of Toledo Thursday, March 26, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Judge Michael R. Goulding will commence court in UT’s Richard B. and Jane McQuade Mock Trial Courtroom, located in the Health and Human Services Building, Room 1419.

LATTA STATEMENT REGARDING AIG BONUSES

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement in light of the recent AIG bonus legislation.

“I have voted against giving big bonuses to employees of companies who received taxpayer money by opposing the Financial Market Rescue legislation and the “stimulus” bill twice. Now, Democrats in the House and Senate want to provide cover for themselves by passing flawed legislation.

Decision to tear down Libbey was made several years ago?

There will be a meeting March 19 at 6 PM at Jones Middle School (corner of Collingwood and Gunckel) on the status and apparent tearing down of Libbey High School.

I think it is news to anyone that the "decision was made several years ago" to tear it down according to what Chuck Cornwell, Chairman of the Libbey High School Hall of Fame Committee read.

Read more at:
http://www.toledofreepress.com/2009/03/19/meeting-set-to-discuss-demolit...

PMA Update March 18, 2009

Meyers is a pissant & S-Bubblers live in their mother's basement

I saw the Toledo City Paper today and read a broadside by Johnny Hidalgo lambasting Chris Meyers and the SwampBubble crew. It was quite a read. It's deadly. Find a copy and read it if you can. Johnny Hidalgo finds us all pretty offensive, singling out Chris especially. It seems that the online version leaves out some of the stuff found in the printed version. Read the hardcopy.
http://www.toledocitypaper.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article...

LATTA, OHIO DELEGATION CALLS ON EPA FOR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE VARIANCES FOR OHIO COMMUNITIES

WASHINGTON- In response to the ongoing water infrastructure upgrade requirements from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency being placed on rural communities throughout Ohio, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) along with seven members of the Ohio Congressional delegation today sent a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson asking her to direct the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to grant variances for communities so that needed improvements can be completed as the necessary funds become available.

LATTA TO HOST COURTHOUSE CONFERENCES Henry County

WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) will host two Courthouse Conferences on Friday, March 20th in Defiance and Henry Counties.

The Courthouse Conferences will provide constituents with an opportunity to sit down with Congressman Latta to discuss issues that are important to them, their families, and communities. Congressman Latta’s district staff will also be in attendance to assist with casework or issues regarding Federal government agencies.

Courthouse Conference information is as follows:

HENRY COUNTY

Friday, March 20th
1:15 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

the real Patrick of Ireland

It's that time of year again, where people look to tomorrow as a day for drinking, eating Jiggs dinners, wearing green, and St Patrick's day sales at local stores.

If they think about the man himself, they might tell you he's the guy who drove the snakes out of Ireland…

I just wanted to forward the real truth, because the story is worth telling about this great Christian man.

(PS, he never had anything to do with snakes, nor was he ever officially canonized by the catholic church, so his actual true title would be simply, 'Patrick of Ireland')

City Councilman Tom Waniewski's March 09 Newsletter

Serial Criminals Hurt West Toledo

After a three-month investigation of burglaries in my district, I've found a disturbing pattern; the crimes are being committed by people who should have stayed locked up a long time ago. Consider this:

- Mark Kosky, arrested for breaking and entering in the 43-hundred block of Sylvania Ave. has been hit with 35 criminal charges since 1978. He's on the street today.
- Gregory Paquin, arrested for a burglary in the 48-hundred block of Harvest, has 11 criminal arrests since 1987. He too is on the streets today.

DTV question: Can anyone receive the NBC 24 DTV signal?

For the last 3-4-5 days there has been no DTV signal from NBC 24 (well I have not received a signal). Anyone else out there able to confirm if this is the case or not? Maybe it is just bad reception, but I have not noticed it being out for so long. I don't get cable either.

Has the City of Toledo cleaned up the leaves on your street?

Yes
42% (33 votes)
No
58% (46 votes)
Total votes: 79
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