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June 2 – June 8, 2018
The same state representative who wants high school kids to carry guns to school wrote a sham letter to payday lenders “demanding” they respond to certain allegations — and he let the lobbyists edit the letter before clicking send.
It took the GOP seven weeks and 11 votes, but Ohio finally has a speaker. It’s clear the representatives want to go home too — with over 160 pieces of legislation stalled, they flew through 28 bills just yesterday. Who wants to bet how many of our esteemed legislators bothered reading those bills?
No thanks to Rep. Antani, payday lending reform finally passed the Ohio House. Now it’s off to the Senate, where lobbyists are sure to try again to put their grubby hands on the bill – and no disgraced speaker to tie their hands.
Before the historical debacle that was the 11 rounds of voting for the House speaker, Speaker Pro Tempore Kirk Schuring held what he called a “secret ballot.” ProgressOhio is demanding records of that correspondence, so that Ohioans know how their elected officials are working for them.
One day before Super Bowl champions (we at ProgressOhio strongly oppose the phrase “world champions”), the Philadelphia Eagles, were scheduled to meet with President Trump, they were ungenerously disinvited by the “leader” of the free world. The move shows just how idiotic the NFL’s new anthem policy – designed to appease Trump and get the league out of the political spotlight – is, since Trump has found attacking the mostly-black NFL players a convenient way to rile up his base.
Reminder: NFL players are protesting racial injustice, not the flag, and the NFL violates the flag code almost every game.
Senator Brown slammed Trump’s two Ohio nominees for federal courts, saying “I cannot support nominees who have actively worked to strip Ohioans of their rights.”
We all know that Attorney General Mike DeWine has used his office more as a political tool than a public service to Ohioans, but it’s still shocking that he’s been so negligent as to allow the bulletproof vests of more than 50 agents to expire. Guess he’s been so busy going after a woman’s right to choose that he neglected to take care of our law enforcement officers.
In preparation for the Supreme Court’s Janus decision, unions are preparing to organize and fight back like never before.
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Despite school shootings regularly making headlines and middle school students receiving bulletproof backpack inserts as graduation gifts, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos doesn’t believe discussions about guns should be involved in a panel on school safety.
Spoiler alert: a lot.
Want to learn more about the ECOT scam? There’s an ECOT info session this Sunday in Columbus.
While ECOT has been siphoning money from local schools, some are finding new ways to lobby for money.
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