Here is the 2010 Buckeye Institute State of the State. I will write some more about it in just a bit, but here it is now for your perusal.
Veterans, Business Owners, Doctors among Qualified Field of Candidates
COLUMBUS –The Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee (OHROC) today announced that House Republicans are well positioned to help put Ohio back on the right track. A strong slate of candidates are set to run this November to help Republicans regain the majority in the Ohio House.
COLUMBUS—State Representative Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) today introduced House Bill 440, legislation that requires the director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) to seek federal approval to establish an alcohol and controlled substance testing and treatment component within the Medicaid program.
Just ran across this news story,,, http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/03/ohio-high-school-accused-prom... ...those of you that will, go ahead and complain...education SHOULD BE UNBIASED...g'nite.
Over the past two months I have received many calls from constituents objecting to the new $20 late vehicle registration fee that was implemented by House Bill 2, the biennial transportation budget. When this fee was first brought to my attention during the debate on HB 2, I had to admit that I was perplexed. I already thought it was illegal in the state of Ohio to operate a motor vehicle with expired tags.
Offers testimony on cost-containment legislation to improve Medicaid system
Columbus—State Representative Barbara Sears (R-Sylvania) today offered sponsor testimony on House Bill 240, legislation that would fix inefficiencies in Ohio’s Medicaid system.
COLUMBUS – The following statement can be attributed in whole, or in part, to Ohio State Senator Jon Husted (R- Kettering) in response to the introduction of the House Democrats’ redistricting proposal.
“The fact that the Democrats are now engaged in the debate on redistricting reform is welcome news. I look forward to working with them.
“I am disappointed that the House has chosen not to pass redistricting reform before the February 3rd deadline so the voters could decide the issue in May. Missing this deadline is a blow to reform efforts.
Support Continues to Increase For House Republicans Across Ohio Reporting Period Repeats Excess of $1 million for Republican Caucus
COLUMBUS - The Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee (OHROC)
raised more than $1 million in the second half of 2009, repeating
their record-breaking performance from the semiannual report in July.
OHROC raised more than $2 million in 2009.
"We're honored and extremely humbled to have so many new faces and
staunch supporters expressing interest in helping our caucus regain
the majority in the Ohio House of Representatives," said OHROC
Chairman Rep. Matt Huffman (R-Lima).
House Republican Leader William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) and Chairman
Woo Woo Woo. I can't wait to pay more taxes to support a service that will not directly support Toledo. Looks like a future drain of our money...but hey we call can spread our wealth around right?
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is getting about $400 million in federal stimulus money to restore passenger train service among its major cities.
Gov. Ted Strickland said Wednesday that U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called him about the grant. Ohio is planning a 79-mph, startup train service connecting Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.
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.
Governor gives lip service to job creation but has no plan to reform Ohio’s Government or support job creation.
Columbus – Following Governor Strickland’s State of the State address, Representative Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) delivered the following remarks:
House Republicans fill in the blanks of the governor’s State of the State address
Columbus—Following Gov. Strickland’s State of the State address, Rep. Barbara Sears (R-Sylvania) delivered the following remarks:
Increased unemployment and business exodus plagues state
Columbus—With Ohio’s unemployment at 10.9 percent, Governor Strickland and House Democrats have had more than a year to demonstrate how little their majority has accomplished. Since Governor Strickland took office in 2007, more than 330,000 jobs were lost and 25 major employers abandoned Ohio for better business environments. Among these businesses are DHL of Wilmington, which took 8,000 jobs out of state, and NCR of Dayton, which accounted for 1,200 job losses.
In May 2009, Forbes ranked Toledo as the worst job market among mid-sized cities, citing massive industry decline in the past decade. However, the plight of our community is not isolated; Cleveland, Dayton and Youngstown make the list for worst job markets in the nation, and businesses continue to hemorrhage from our borders. National Cash Register abandoned Dayton over the summer, and this month American Greetings announced plans to possibly relocate from its Brooklyn headquarters.
Multi-billion dollar debt looms without plan to repay
COLUMBUS—State Representative Barbara Sears (R - Sylvania) today opposed legislation to place the renewal of the Third Frontier initiative on the May ballot, citing that increasing spending during the recession will put Ohio farther into debt.
This week Jack Smith will be on Wednesday to discuss his run for the House seat currently held by Marcy Kaptur, Friday Rich Iott will be in to do the same. Should be fun.
Teens Face Felony Charges While Bill Sits Idle in Committee
COLUMBUS—State Representative Ron Maag (R–Lebanon) today decried the inaction of Chairman Tyrone Yates and Democrats in the House Criminal Justice Committee on House Bill 132, legislation carefully crafted to address sexting(1) between minors in the state of Ohio.
People are telling me that JR Block threatened Democrat Party Chairman Redfern. Redfern was told that if Konop has an opponent in the primary everyone will suffer the consequences. Can anyone confirm this? What have you heard? JR wouldn't have done this without Konop's approval. It's despicable but I won't be surprised to learn that Konop is rigging his reelection through intimidation. And with Stainbrook's long-standing relationship with JR that our "leadership" is part of this.