Ohio Supreme Court Delivers a Blow to Liberty and a Win to King Kasich

imagesOhioans received a lump of coal this Christmas and its time we poured out the contents of our stockings and took a closer look.  In a 4-3 decision days before Christmas, the Ohio Supreme Court upheld Medicaid expansion in Ohio leaving constitutionalists scratching their heads wondering what they did to deserve such a wrong-headed ruling. The suit, brought by six Republican state legislators and two Ohio Right to Life groups, challenged the Ohio Controlling Board’s […]

Ohio Supreme Court Agrees to Request for Expedited Schedule for Medicaid Expansion Case

235px-Ohio_Supreme_CourtThe Columbus Dispatch reports the Ohio Supreme Court has sped-up the lawsuit challenging the Controlling Board’s expansion of Medicaid.  The ruling came after the suit’s plaintiff’s, Maurice Thompson of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, six Republican Ohio House Representatives*, and the Cleveland and Cincinnati chapters of Ohio Right to Life, requested an expedited briefing schedule given that the Obamacare-directed Medicaid expansion is set to go into effect January 1st. The Controlling Board acted at […]

WSJ’s “Obamacaid” Makes You Wonder: What is Kasich thinking???

imagesIf Governor Kasich should happen to read the WSJ’s latest piece on Medicaid expansion, “Obamacaid,” you’ve got to wonder if he might start feeling a little silly for his efforts to push this sham on Ohio. And for those OLC members who have fought Kasich on this issue, you will enjoy seeing the WSJ recap many of our arguments: The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion was unconstitutional. Even liberal justices Breyer […]

Kasich Strong-Arms on Medicaid Expansion, Even at Goodness Luncheon

kasichBigGovernmentGovernor Kasich headed to Cleveland last week to accept the Sam Miller Goodness Award at the Project Love Celebration of Goodness luncheon. He was likely honored with the award due to his push to expand Medicaid in Ohio. It’s a funny thing, but while Kasich was being honored for his goodness, he couldn’t help doing a little strong-arming. The Columbus Dispatch reports Kasich spoke with Rep. Marlene Anielski at the event and described the conversation as […]

Call Today to Defund Obamacare, US House Vote Imminent

UnknownThe latest brain-child to come out of Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor’s offices is what is commonly known in the NBA as a “pump fake” where a player fakes a shot then passes to an open man or drives to the basket. Breitbart.com has learned House leadership plans to introduce a Continuing Resolution this week which funds the government at sequester levels and includes an amendment that defunds Obamacare. The defunding amendment, however, can […]