Republican Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor’s chief of staff and her administrative assistant resigned today after a record request from Plunderbund revealed that Laura Johnson and her assistant Heather Brandt had been billing the state for hours they were not working.
Ohio Has Second Highest Increase in Unemployment Claims
This week, multiple indicators have shown that Ohio’s economy is stalling. Ohio had the second largest increase in initial unemployment compensation claims last week. For the second month in a row, the state reported revenues coming in below estimates by the Kasich administration.
FitzGerald Campaign Communications Director Daniel McElhatton released the following statement on the tax provisions in the Mid-Biennium Report:
“Governor Kasich’s claims about lowering taxes for Ohio’s working families are blatantly false. Even with the recent acceleration of tax cuts, a report released yesterday by Innovation Ohio provides factual data on the reality that Ohio’s families have been living with for the last three years.
Husted dodges responsibility for his policies in campaign year
Yesterday, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted released a press release claiming that recent changes to Ohio voting laws makes Ohio “one of the easiest places to vote in the nation.” In reality, each of the bills cited by Husted actually make voting harder in Ohio. In response, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern issued the following statement: