Democratic gubernatorial nominee and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald released the following statement on Governor Kasich’s decision to sign SB 310, the bill which freezes Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency standards.
Editorial By: Brent Larkin was The Plain Dealer’s editorial director from 1991 until his retirement in 2009. Photo at left: Akron businessman David Brennan, founder of White Hat Management, with his trademark white hat – The Plain Dealer File Photo.
Given a choice between siding with what’s best for taxpayers or contributors, Ohio’s Republican-run House will almost always choose the latter.
When it comes to consistently selling out their constituents, House Speaker Bill Batchelder and his crew have no peers. Rare is the occasion when good government bests a good-sized check.
Today the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled in favor of the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party’s motion for summary judgment to permanently maintain the final three days of early voting leading up to Election Day. In response, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern released the following statement:
It’s been six days since the sudden resignation of two top members of Lt. Governor Mary Taylor’s staff, and the Governor has refused to say anything about it. But those aren’t the only reasonable questions the Governor is dodging. The Governor owes Ohioans some answers, and he can start by addressing these questions at his press conference in Cincinnati today:
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD (New York Times) – 6.09.14
Someday, after they figure out how to appeal to a broader swath of the electorate, Republicans will probably be embarrassed by how much time they have spent making it harder for Americans to vote. For now, though, the beat just goes on. In a misguided effort to hold on to power despite an ever-shrinking base of older white voters, Republican lawmakers around the country continue to impose all sorts of barriers to the ballot box.