The following letter was sent to Deerfield Township Trustees on April 28, 2013.
Dear Township Trustees,
We are writing to express concerns about your decision to place a levy on the August ballot. North Coast agrees Public Safety is the top priority of Township Government but we have concerns with the path the Trustee’s are taking. Continue reading
In politics as in life, timing is everything. So is strategy and cost for a single issue special election for the Deerfield Township police levy in August.
Voters in one of Warren County’s largest townships will be asked to decide whether to raise property taxes and keep current levels of police staffing at 25 or cut the current number of deputies to 15. Continue reading
It was a bit of political theater with an unexpected twist and a huge dose of public policy for wonks – an example of local politics and the effectiveness of grassroots in action. Chris Littleton was guest speaker at a meeting in Rep. Peter Beck’s district to present “A Case against KasichCare”, a plan to block Governor Kasich’s proposal to voluntarily advance Obamacare in Ohio.
Stacks of precinct walk lists, maps, KasichCare flyers, sign-up sheets, phone lists, scripts, and postcards were prepared and organized - ready to paper Beck’s district. Continue reading
A huge turnout of eighty or so gathered at the 21st Century Theater in Oakley Square for a Medicaid Expansion Mobilization meeting – in State Representative Peter Stautberg’s own backyard.
Concerned citizens and opponents of Medicaid expansion from Stautberg’s district and surrounding counties came to learn strategies to defeat Republican Governor John Kasich’s budget plan in the state legislature and urge a “no” vote from Rep. Stautberg. Continue reading
Some Republican representatives on the House Finance Committee have gone squishy or may be confused, maintaining Kasich’s proposal for voluntary Medicaid expansion in Ohio, aka KasichCare, is a complex issue requiring further study. Continue reading
They were against it before they were for it?
Ohio Right to Life endorsed Ohio’s Healthcare Freedom Amendment in September 2011, making its recent position on Medicaid expansion even more baffling and contradictory. Especially in light of the group’s stated mission.
“God recalls more incumbent politicians than the voters do.”
Ted Stevenot, Ohio Liberty Coalition’s newly elected president, detailed steps to influence politics at the local level which led to “Mean Jean” Schmidt’s early retirement from the US House. He demonstrated the potential and power of the liberty movement at Libertas‘ February meeting in West Chester.
“Ted vs. the Man” Continue reading