The Kasich administration, the Kasich campaign, and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor were all caught in 3 separate lies on Friday afternoon. In case you missed it, here are their attempts to mislead Ohioans on the economy, fracking, and healthcare.
A Times Reporter article covering Lt. Governor Mary Taylor’s business tour in Tuscarawas County on Thursday noted that the vice president of a local company told Taylor that “business is pretty flat. There is not a lot of growth opportunity.” However, when the Kasich-Taylor campaign posted the Times Reporter article on their website, the campaign cut out the vice president’s critical quote. A side by side comparison of the full Times Reporter article and the version uploaded to the Kasich-Taylor campaign website can be found HERE.
Dispatch: Plan to ‘sell’ fracking in state parks went on longer than reported: “The revelation in February that the department had prepared an aggressive plan to ‘sell’ fracking in state parks and forests – complete with a list of opponents that critics dubbed an “ enemies list” – caused a ruckus that resulted in calls for independent investigations…In February, a Natural Resources spokeswoman said, “No action or next steps came out of the meeting.” But that’s not what the newly release records show. While nothing was provided that shows what happened over the next several weeks, the effort obviously stayed active because in mid-November Butler asked to schedule a two-hour meeting after Thanksgiving with the Natural Resources team and top officials of the governor’s office to review the readiness of fracking on state parks, forests and wildlife areas, plus “details of under lake drilling.” It is not clear to what the latter is referring. The gathering was set for Nov. 27, 2012, but the state provided no information to indicate what happened during or after that meeting.”
Plain Dealer: Most Obamacare premiums for 2015 aren’t as high as claimed, review of Ohio filings shows: “While almost no one is pleased with a price hike, these would be relatively moderate when compared with prior years – and seem to run counter to an announcement Thursday by Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor that individual rates would go up by 13 percent on average and small-group business rates by 11 percent.”