Monthly Archives: September 2013

Opportunity Ohio Releases 2012-2013 Teacher Salaries

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dodlOpportunity Ohio released new K-12 teacher salary data this morning.  Check out their website to search the database.  This information is especially important as many school districts are asking taxpayers for additional money in November.  Generally speaking, employee compensation accounts for about 80 percent of any district’s expenditures.  Also, keep in mind that most school employees only work about 180 days per year, whereas the normal work year consists of 260 days. PRESS RELEASE September […]

The next Obamacare fight in the Senate

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Capitol Hill Building ,Washington DC.After Senator Cruz ended his speech on Wednesday, the Senate had a vote on the question whether to “take up” the House bill presented to them that fully funds the government but defunds Obamacare. UPDATE TO THIS POST – Lee: GOP has the votes to stop funding Obamacare All 100 Senators voted in favor of taking up the question of the House bill, including Ted Cruz. Now that the bill has been agreed to be […]

Fixing “pre-existing conditions” without Obamacare

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keyboard with  stethoscopeI have heard legislators and others become stumped again and again when confronted with the objection that by opposing Obamacare, they are heartlessly leaving individuals with pre-existing health problems out in the cold. Another sticky issue with regard to the topic is the “burning house scenario” which relates to individuals who may wait until they get sick before buying insurance. Here is a way to solve the puzzle of pre-existing conditions in respect to access […]

Ohio State University Now Has an Armored Fighting Vehicle

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Ohio-State-military-vehicle-Reddit-imgurThe war against being tardy to class has a new weapon. The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety has added an Armored Fighting Vehicle to its arsenal. Why would a college Public Safety department need an Armored Fighting Vehicle? Apparently they don’t, but since it was free from the Federal Government they took it. Sadly the vehicle was not free to American Taxpayers. The Director of Media Relations at OSU, Gary Lewis, claims that […]

Three ways to honor Ted Cruz’s efforts and make a real difference

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Ted_CruzIf you are stirred by the speech in the U.S. Senate today by Senator Ted Cruz, honor his fight for liberty by pledging to take effective action and make a real difference. Here are three ways: (1) Run in the primary to be your neighborhood “precinct committeeman.” You may never have heard of this position, but these people have a HUGE say in determining which candidates ultimately appear on the ballot. If you are sick […]

Common Core Public Meeting: Parkway School District, Mercer County

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images-1Parkway Local Schools in Rockford, Ohio, Mercer County, will host an informational meeting on the Common Core standards Monday September 23rd. Heidi Huber of Ohioans Against Common Core will provide background information on the development of the standards, what they mean to the quality of student education and the cost involved both financially and in terms of the loss of local control of schools. All members of the public are encouraged to attend. Common Core […]

Common Core Public Meeting: Parkway School District, Mercer County

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images-1Parkway Local Schools in Rockford, Ohio, Mercer County, will host an informational meeting on the Common Core standards Monday September 23rd. Heidi Huber of Ohioans Against Common Core will provide background information on the development of the standards, what they mean to the quality of student education and the cost involved both financially and in terms of the loss of local control of schools. All members of the public are encouraged to attend. Common Core […]

1851 Center Moves to Protect Ohioans’ Initiative and Referendum Rights

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1851 Center for Constitutional LawFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT Maurice A . Thompson Legal Center Moves to Protect Ohioans’ Initiative and Referendum Rights from Legislative Suppression Key features of Senate Bill 47 “reform” violate Ohio Constitution and First Amendment speech and associational rights, restrict free trade Columbus, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today moved in federal court to immediately enjoin the state from enforcing Senate Bill 47′s new limits on Ohioans’ initiative and referendum […]

ACLJ’s Jordan Sekulow to Keynote at We the People Convention

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Jordan SekulowWe the People Convention 4682 State Route 43 • Kent, Ohio • 44240 866-427-9257 • 800-846-4632 (Fax) • www.WethePeopleConvention.org PRESS RELEASE Thursday, September 19, 2013 Contact: Tom Zawistowski Media Note: Sekulow Photo Attached   ACLJ’s Jordan Sekulow Announced as Keynote Speaker at 2013 WTPC KENT, OH – Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention, announced today that Jordan Sekulow, Executive Director for the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), will be the Keynote Speaker at […]

Graves Bill Passes House with Support from All Ohio Republican Reps

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images-1House Republicans were unified today in their support of the Graves which passed  230 -189, one Republican voting against, Rep. Scott Rigell (Va), and two Democrats voting for the bill, Reps. Jim Matheson (Utah) and Mike McIntyre (NC).                          The bill defunds and delays Obamacare and fully funds the federal government at sequestration levels for one fiscal year. After the vote, the Republican caucus […]