Action Needed: Hamilton County Sales Tax Increase

The Hamilton County Commissioners are considering increasing a sales tax increase to pay for a $331 Million renovation to Music Hall and Union Terminal.  This sales tax increase is being proposed for the November ballot.  Hamilton County Commissioners have 30 … Continue reading

Common Core Summit “Curriculum Matters”

Red apple coreOn July 10th the Ohio School Boards Leadership Council (www.osblc.org) will present a summit on the diverse curriculum options available outside of Common Core. Most importantly the summit will address the question of “Do public schools really have a choice?” This free event features a lineup of top speakers on the subject of education, including Dr Peg Luksik. Dr. Luksik has 35 years of experience as an educator, and is former consultant for the US […] Continue reading

Two Amazing Common Core Events

Common Core Summit, Curriculum Matters When:  Thursday, July 10th 1pm to 7pm Where: The Riffe Center Capitol Theater (across from the State Capitol in Columbus) Cost: Free Register Online: http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139037818 Education with our without Common Core.  Do public schools really … Continue reading

Citizens taking back the Mississippi GOP

Mississippi GOPThis week I had a chance to speak with the most amazing person. Her name is Julie Patrick and she is Chairperson of the Marshall County, Mississippi Republican Party. Before all the election shenanigans surrounding Thad Cochran, her citizen-led local party censured him for not standing on principle as an elected Republican official. “Thad Cochran […] Continue reading

Tea Party’s Strength in Southwest Ohio Turning Heads

images-14Despite a couple of quotes likening the tea party to a sleeper cell and a bad cholesterol reading, the Cincinnati Enquirer writes a nice piece about the tea party’s strength in Southwest Ohio with some quotes from some familiar liberty group members. The Enquirer mentions two recent tea party wins – in Warren county where 12 of the 13 GOP leadership positions went to the tea party and in Clermont county where all six of […] Continue reading

Common Core Repeal Picking Up Steam Nationwide

Unknown-5Louisiana joins Indiana, South Carolina and Oklahoma as the fourth state to pull out of the Common Core Standards.  Governor Bobby Jindal notified the creators and copyright holders of the Standards, the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), of Louisiana’s withdrawal from Common Core, and he ordered the state’s Department of Education and the Board of Secondary and Elementary Education (BESE) to develop new standards for the state. […] Continue reading

Over 185 Voter Registration Challenges Upheld In Hamilton County

Ohio VIPJune 20, 2014 For Immediate Release On June 3, 2014, the Hamilton County Board of Elections (BOE) unanimously voted to approve the challenge of 50 voters who are registered at destroyed buildings.  These challenges are a part of a year long study by the Ohio Voter Integrity Project (Ohio VIP) to identify people registered at demolished properties based on lists provided by the City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Port Authority. To date, approximately 200 […] Continue reading

Medicaid Expansion Enrollment Figures On Track to Outpace Kasich’s Estimate

images-16A June 11th report from Gongwer News Service outlines the latest enrollment figures from the Department of Medicaid for Kasich’s implementation of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. 243,230 Ohioans enrolled in Medicaid as of the end of May, just five months from the start date of the program.  36,000 applications remain pending approval. During the Medicaid expansion debate, the Kasich administration told Ohioans that 366,000 people would enroll in Medicaid expansion by end of June 2015.  So […] Continue reading

Kasich Talks the Talk and Walks the Walk with the Taxpayer’s Dime

originalGovernor Kasich spoke about his economic vision for Ohio at a bill signing ceremony at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.  Kasich had just put his signature to the mid-term budget bill, the hallmark of which was a package of tax cuts – increasing the earned income tax credit for low-income Ohioans from 5 to 10 percent and accelerating by one year the state income tax cut from 9 to 10 percent. Media Trackers does an excellent […] Continue reading

Tea Party Elected to Lead Warren County GOP

Unknown-5The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the tea party has taken control of the Warren County Republican Party winning 12 leadership spots at the June 10th re-organizational meeting.  An “alliance” between conservatives and tea party members made way for the takeover. Five tea party candidates won leadership positions including the party’s new chairman, Ray Warrick.  Another seven tea party members were elected to the executive, central, and at-large committees. The Enquirer points out that Warren County […]