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.
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“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 →
The controversy about “smart meters” continues to percolate in Ohio – with Governor Kasich’s office intervening Saturday to defend private property rights after an Ohio woman’s smart meter story went national. A rightful conclusion for resolute Ohio resident, Brenda Hawk. Continue reading →
Was it pancakes, party politics, or Paul that drew the standing room only crowd at Northeast Hamilton County Republican Club’s pancake breakfast January 26?
It had the look and feel of a pep rally. Hamilton County Republicans were elated by huge attendance at last Saturday’s NEHCRC pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Sharonville Convention Center. Continue reading →
“Expecting Washington, DC to change itself is a little bit like expecting your child to change its own diaper.” Michael Maharrey imparted this amusing analogy he credited to his wife.
The Cincinnati 912 Project hosted the Tenth Amendment Center’s Michael Maharrey at the Sharonville Public Library Monday evening. Maharrey, a former journalist, serves as national communications director for The Tenth Amendment Center, a constitutionally based think tank. He traveled from Lexington, Kentucky to speak to a group of over sixty citizens interested in learning about the The Tenth Amendment, states’ rights, and nullification. Continue reading →
The newly released movie, Parker, depicts an interesting dichotomy – an ideological and moral “disconnect” in American culture which fuels the ongoing dissension surrounding the national debate about gun control. The film’s mixed messages generate disturbing questions about a society riddled with moral relativism and what role Hollywood and the media may have in the increasing rate of gun violence, violent crime, and decay of cultural values in America. Continue reading →