Tag Archives: John Kasich

Jindal Sues Feds Over Education Grants, State Sovereignty, and Common Core

thFox News reports that Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana has sued the federal government over  federal intrusion into state education policy.  His suit cites the concerns of many Common Core opponents that the federal grant program tied to Common Core “effectively forces states down a path toward a national curriculum.”  Fox News describes the nature of the lawsuit as follows:   “In the suit, Jindal argues that the Education Department’s $4.3 billion grant program ‘effectively […]

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Common Core Fixes in Education MBR Not As Advertised

15497735-mmmainIf the Common Core Repeal Bill (HB 597) makes its way out of the House Rules and Reference Committee, look for the Kasich administration to point to reforms included in the Education Mid-Biennium Review Bill (HB 487) as the answer to the public’s Common Core concerns.  In fact, the spin has already started.  A July 31st Cincinnati Enquirer article, “Common Core concerns Gov. Kasich too,” quotes Governor Kasich at an event at which he received […]

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Medicaid Expansion Enrollment Figures On Track to Outpace Kasich’s Estimate

images-16A June 11th report from Gongwer News Service outlines the latest enrollment figures from the Department of Medicaid for Kasich’s implementation of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. 243,230 Ohioans enrolled in Medicaid as of the end of May, just five months from the start date of the program.  36,000 applications remain pending approval. During the Medicaid expansion debate, the Kasich administration told Ohioans that 366,000 people would enroll in Medicaid expansion by end of June 2015.  So […]

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Kasich Talks the Talk and Walks the Walk with the Taxpayer’s Dime

originalGovernor Kasich spoke about his economic vision for Ohio at a bill signing ceremony at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.  Kasich had just put his signature to the mid-term budget bill, the hallmark of which was a package of tax cuts – increasing the earned income tax credit for low-income Ohioans from 5 to 10 percent and accelerating by one year the state income tax cut from 9 to 10 percent. Media Trackers does an excellent […]

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ORP Retaliates Against State Reps Who Stand Up for Limited Government

images-1OLC members spent a significant amount of time in 2013 meeting with their Republican state reps and state senators about Medicaid expansion – discussing the many pitfalls in the policy and urging their representatives to oppose it.  Most OLC members came away from these meetings frustrated with their representatives’ unwillingness to take a public position on the issue.  We heard a lot of evasive responses – talk of a hybrid public/private plan, talk of Medicaid reform, […]

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