ICYMI: Ohioans Travel to Wheeling to Call Out Trump’s Broken Promises

In case you missed it… Ahead of President Donald Trump’s big-dollar fundraiser yesterday in Wheeling, W.Va. — less than 100 miles from Lordstown, Ohio — Ohioans impacted by the closure of General Motors’ Lordstown plant called out Trump’s broken promises. Wheeling Intelligencer: Displaced Lordstown GM Employees Disappointed With Trump “In Wheeling, we’re standing in front

SHOT/CHASER: Ohio Budget Makes It Harder To Close Failing Charter Schools … After Charter Supporters Pony Up $20K For Mike DeWine’s Inauguration

SHOT: CHASER: Campaign finance records for the Mike DeWine and Jon Husted Transition Fund (2018) show $20,000 in donations from charter school interests, including $10,000 from Pansophic Learning LLC, which operates Accel Schools.  DIGESTIF: READ MORE: Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio halts school ‘takeovers,’ adds wraparound services and new graduation requirements Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio charter

State Budget Hung Up On Deal For Pharmacies?

One of the Senate GOP’s Budget Negotiators Is Dave Burke — Who Owns a Pharmacy COLUMBUS — Twelve days past the constitutional deadline, there’s still no state budget, and the Columbus Dispatch editorial board is wondering why a deal to fix Ohio’s pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) scandal is “even part of the state budget bill.”

Self-Dealing At The Statehouse?

State Rep. Candice Keller Sponsors Bill That Would Benefit Her Personal Charity COLUMBUS — There’s no state budget yet — but Ohio House Republicans are busy pushing legislation to subsidize fake health centers that routinely lie to women. And in one member’s case, the legislation also lines her own pocket. “As Republican lawmakers bicker about

Ohio GOP Kicks The State Budget Can Down The Road

COLUMBUS — As the Republican-led Ohio House voted tonight in a rare Sunday night session on temporary stopgap legislation just hours before the constitutionally required deadline to pass a state budget, Ohio Democrats called out the dysfunction and misplaced priorities of GOP leaders in Columbus. “Ohio Republicans wasted months of time on one extremist bill