Ted Strickland’s Education Funding Plan Is Not Working

Ted Strickland’s Education Funding Plan Is Not Working

Ted Strickland claims he has fixed Ohio’s funding problem regarding public education. Think again.

The BASA analysis of school issues scheduled for the November 2, 2010 General Election reveals a total of 214 issues before voters.  Districts are asking voters to support 122 new money issues, with 95 of those providing new operating money.

Does this sound like a system that is fixed? Ask any school board member of school superintendent in those 214 districts and they will tell you …

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Thousands of Ohio Workers, National Labor Leaders Participate in Ohio AFL-CIO Labor 2010 “Final Four” GOTV Efforts Over the Weekend

COLUMBUS, Ohio  only days left before voters go
to the polls across the state, thousands of union members began a final
push this weekend to get union voters out to cast their votes on
Election Day.  The massive volunteer effort is part of the Ohio AFL-CIO
Labor 2010 “Final Four” get-out-the-vote (GOTV) effort that will
mobilize working families for door-knocking, phone banking and worksite
leaflets in over twenty cities across the state through November 2.  

This weekend’s activities also included a
whirlwind of activity from national labor leaders, including AFL-CIO
President Richard …

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Thousands of Ohio Workers, National Labor Leaders Participate in Ohio AFL-CIO Labor 2010 "Final Four" GOTV Efforts Over the Weekend

COLUMBUS, Ohio  only days left before voters go
to the polls across the state, thousands of union members began a final
push this weekend to get union voters out to cast their votes on
Election Day.  The massive volunteer effort is part of the Ohio AFL-CIO
Labor 2010 “Final Four” get-out-the-vote (GOTV) effort that will
mobilize working families for door-knocking, phone banking and worksite
leaflets in over twenty cities across the state through November 2.  

This weekend’s activities also included a
whirlwind of activity from national labor leaders, including AFL-CIO
President Richard …

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Attorney General Cordray Responds To Wells Fargo Plan To Refile Affidavits In 55,000 Foreclosures.

Ohio’s attorney general threw a wrench into the banking industry’s
push to quickly restart foreclosures by fixing faulty paperwork, and
pressed them to modify mortgage loans.

In two letters released Friday, Attorney General Richard Cordray
criticized a number of banks and loan-servicing companies, including Wells Fargo & Co.; Ally Financial Inc.’s GMAC Mortgage; Bank of America Corp.; and J.P. Morgan Chase
& Co. Mr. Cordray said the banks are trying to paper over fraud
committed in foreclosures with temporary fixes that don’t address
underlying problems in the banks’ practices

“The big …

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President Obama Again Chooses Cleveland To Close Out Campaign

The rally at CSU’s Wolstein Center today marks the second time (2008 and 2010) that President Obama has chosen Cleveland to close out an election year campaign.

The President was “Fired Up and Ready to Go” as he told the crowd of 8,000, “In just two days, you’ve got the chance to once again say, ‘Yes
we can’. “If everybody who fought for change in 2008 shows up in 2010, we will win this election.”

As he did in three other states this weekend,
the president implored voters …

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Thank You Mr. President!

ProgressOhio was in Cleveland today to Thank President Obama
for his hard work on Health Care, Social Security and
Financial Reform.

Lots of cheers as all the folks walked by and into the rally at Cleveland State University.

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Video: Secretary Brunner On C-SPAN’s Newsmakers Today

With Election Day
two days away, states are finalizing their preparations to ensure that
the process runs smoothly for voters. Colorado Secretary of State Bernie
Buescher and Jennifer Brunner, Ohio Secretary of State, joined a live
edition of C‑SPAN’s Newsmakers to share their views on how states are
getting ready for November 2.

In the face of several close races, many
states have made plans to deal with possible vote recounts as well.

Watch It:

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Video: Secretary Brunner On C-SPAN's Newsmakers Today

With Election Day
two days away, states are finalizing their preparations to ensure that
the process runs smoothly for voters. Colorado Secretary of State Bernie
Buescher and Jennifer Brunner, Ohio Secretary of State, joined a live
edition of C‑SPAN’s Newsmakers to share their views on how states are
getting ready for November 2.

In the face of several close races, many
states have made plans to deal with possible vote recounts as well.

Watch It:

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Vote To Strengthen Social Security Not Cut It!

Believe it or not, there
are candidates that want to do the following to social security if elected
to office:

Privatize social security
- meaning that you would be trusting your retirement savings to Wall
Street
Raise the retirement age
to 70 – which means that you would have to work even longer to earn
your retirement, whether or not you’re physically able to do so
Cut benefits – even though
most elderly beneficiaries rely on Social Security for the majority
of their income and many would be poor without it

Will you be joining
this voter in …

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Rally To Restore Sanity And Or Fear Attracts Estimated 215,000; More Than Doubles Beck

An estimated 215,000 people attended a rally organized by Comedy
Central talk show hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Saturday in
Washington, according to a crowd estimate commissioned by CBS News.

The
company AirPhotosLive.com based the attendance at the “Rally to Restore
Sanity and/or Fear” on aerial pictures it took over the rally, which
took place on the Mall in Washington. It has a margin of error of plus
or minus 10 percent.

CBS News also commissioned AirPhotosLive.com to do a crowd estimate of Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally in August. That rally …

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