Gov. John Kasich – Ohio’s Own Obama?

Cross-posted from Townhall. Ohio taxpayers are being treated to an unwelcome taste of DC, as Governor John Kasich brings President Obama’s favorite policies and tactics to the Buckeye State. Narrowly elected as a small-government conservative in 2010, Kasich has veered sharply to the left despite Republican supermajorities in both houses of the Ohio General Assembly.… Continue reading Gov. John Kasich – Ohio’s Own Obama?

AFL-CIO Funding of “We Are Ohio” Tops Other Donors 896 Times Over

Cross-posted from the archived Media Trackers Ohio site. The DC headquarters of the AFL-CIO sent $49,297 to union campaign committee We Are Ohiobetween January 1 and June 30, 2013, more than 896 times the sum of $55 contributed by all other donors this year. Dating back to the union front group’s inception, 95.65 percent of all… Continue reading AFL-CIO Funding of “We Are Ohio” Tops Other Donors 896 Times Over

Gov. Kasich Helps Democrats Hound Obamacare Opponents

Cross-posted from the archived Media Trackers Ohio site. Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) touted Ohio Governor John Kasich’s assurance that expanding Medicaid under Obamacare will “save lives” in a July 29 release meant to pressure other governors into emulating Kasich. “Ohio Governor John Kasich stated: ‘It’s going to save lives.’ He added: ‘It’s going to help people, and you tell… Continue reading Gov. Kasich Helps Democrats Hound Obamacare Opponents

Supreme Court Leaves Millions Under Big Labor’s Thumb

Cross-posted from the archived Media Trackers Ohio site. Today’s U.S. Supreme Court Harris v. Quinn ruling leaves millions of teachers and other government workers forced to pay union “fair share” fees as a condition of employment. In Harris v. Quinn, eight home healthcare providers sued the governor of Illinois over an executive order allowing Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to skim mandatory fees from their Medicaid… Continue reading Supreme Court Leaves Millions Under Big Labor’s Thumb

The Teacher Tax: Union Takes $700/year from Ohio Educators

Cross-posted from the archived Media Trackers Ohio site. Teachers in school districts organized by the Ohio Education Association (OEA) are charged $703.33 per year for union membership, and can be forced to pay $688.67 in annual “fair share” fees if they decline to join the union. Barring a religious exemption, a full-time Ohio teacher with a salary… Continue reading The Teacher Tax: Union Takes $700/year from Ohio Educators

Gov. Kasich Lies About Obamacare, Common Core on WTAM 1100

Cross-posted from the archived Media Trackers Ohio site. Ohio Governor John Kasich wildly mischaracterized Common Core as “written by local school districts” and lied about how his Obamacare Medicaid expansion will be paid for during a May 5 appearance on The Mike Trivisonno Show on WTAM 1100 in Cleveland. Unsolicited, the Republican governor made his oft-repeated claim that he simply “brought back” state money by… Continue reading Gov. Kasich Lies About Obamacare, Common Core on WTAM 1100

Teachers Union Boss Randi Weingarten: My Salary’s Only $360K

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten, who was paid $543,150 last year, defended her compensation by claiming her pay is $360,000 and other reported expenses simply prove the union’s “transparency.” As part of a series of April 28 Twitter posts demanding Congress hike the federal minimum wage to $10.10, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) District 1199 quoted from a January… Continue reading Teachers Union Boss Randi Weingarten: My Salary’s Only $360K

Obamacare Advocates Invest in Ohio Republican Primaries

Cross-posted from the archived Media Trackers Ohio site. Some of the entitlement lobbying groups that fought for the Obamacare Medicaid expansion in Ohio are spending tens of thousands of dollars to defend Republican incumbents in the state’s May 6 primary. To keep new taxpayer money from Republican Governor John Kasich’s expansion of Medicaid flowing their direction, the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) and other healthcare industry groups… Continue reading Obamacare Advocates Invest in Ohio Republican Primaries

Pro-Obamacare Ohio GOP Campaigns On Standing Up to Obamacare

Cross-posted from the archived Media Trackers Ohio site. Party-endorsed Ohio Republican Party (ORP) State Central Committee candidates are being promoted with inadvertently hilarious ORP flyers asserting, “It Takes a STRONG Republican Party to Stand Up to Obamacare.” ORP supports the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, a major component of President Obama’s unpopular insurance law. Several of the Obamacare expansion’s most vocal… Continue reading Pro-Obamacare Ohio GOP Campaigns On Standing Up to Obamacare

Kasich’s Obamacare Expansion Adds to Pressure in Other States

Cross-posted from the archived Media Trackers Ohio site. Republican Governor John Kasich’s enactment of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion in Ohio has increased the pressure on lawmakers in other states to radically expand Medicaid in pursuit of new federal funding. Kasich’s Obamacare expansion carries extra weight because he insists the policy is fiscally conservative, and has promoted it as a matter… Continue reading Kasich’s Obamacare Expansion Adds to Pressure in Other States