Dems Named In Drilling Memo Call It “Insulting”

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Dem. Representative Bob Hagan says he's never seen such a "campaign", while Antonio calls the memo "insulting."
8:51AM
February 19, 2014

The two Democratic state lawmakers listed as adversaries to a state agency’s plan to promote drilling in state parks are speaking out.

Document Shows ODNR Marketing Industry It Regulates

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources crafted a communications plan to educate Ohioans about horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, in state parks. That plan categorized groups in the state as allies and adversaries; and warned that the department’s efforts would be met with “zealous resistance by environmental activists.”
9:53AM
February
18, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources crafted a communications plan to educate Ohioans about horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, in state parks, that warned the department’s efforts would be met with “zealous resistance by environmental activists.”

Kasich Talks Tax Cuts, Criticizes Materialism

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Gov. John Kasich is stressing the need to cut Ohioans' taxes while maintaining that money does not buy happiness.
3:44PM
February
6, 2014

Gov. John Kasich is stressing the need to cut Ohioans’ taxes while maintaining that money does not buy happiness.

DeWine Denies Awarding Donors With State Contracts

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DeWine (left) denies accusations that his office tied state contracts to campaign donations, and he says Democratic challenger David Pepper is unqualified to be the state's top attorney.
7:51AM
February 4, 2014

Mike DeWine is defending himself against news reports and comments from his Democratic challenger that he’s running a “pay to play” system in awarding state contracts.

Tea Party Leader: Kasich’s “Cronies” Involved In Blog Report

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Tom Zawistowski says "“The people who run (Third Base Politics) are paid by the Republican Party and Kasich Administration or one of their crony capitalist flunkies to work full-time to destroy anyone that says anything about the governor.
8:31AM
January
14, 2014

A top Tea Party leader has some harsh words for a conservative blog after it reported about a possible challenge to Gov. John Kasich in the Republican primary.

State Increases Fight Against Human Trafficking

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8:01AM
January 10, 2014

Ohio will partner with libraries, highway rest areas, and other facilities overseen by the state to build awareness about human trafficking.

Judge Blocks Minor Party Rules From Affecting 2014 Ballot

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8:53AM
January 8, 2014

A federal judge has blocked enforcement of a law that made it harder for minor party candidates to get on the ballot.

Ohio Minimum Wage Going Up In 2014

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7:56AM
December
31, 2013

Ohio is one of a dozen states that ties increases in its minimum wages to increases in the costs of living.

The Ohio Statehouse’s Year In Music

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Zach Paxson (left), The Mccoys (bottom), and Rascall Flatts (top) were all subjects of music-related bills in the Ohio Statehouse in 2013.
7:57AM
December 17, 2013

While lawmakers in the Ohio Statehouse certainly tackled their share of important issues this year, they also took time to focus on one of the state’s many treasures: its musicians.