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DeWine again caught in middle of tug-of-war over COVID-19 response

BY: and - November 16, 2020

Ohio has reached another crossroads in the battle against COVID-19.  Gov. Mike DeWine is once again caught in the middle as the state repeatedly sets new records for virus cases and hospitalizations. After months of a decentralized approach and emphasis on personal responsibility, DeWine now says Ohio faces “a monumental crisis.” As much as the […]

Week 1 of Economy Recovery Task Force: a parade of white, male, GOP donors

BY: - April 20, 2020

Jason Duff is a small business developer in Bellefontaine. David Waikem works for a family-owned car dealership in Massillon. Bob Hager is the president of a workers uniform supplier in Wapakoneta. These Ohioans have several things in common: all three have donated to Ohio Republican candidates, and all three were recently invited to speak directly […]

After 700,000 Ohioans file for unemployment, GOP lawmakers fear whether they’ll get off it

BY: - April 16, 2020

A group of Ohio lawmakers heard one breathtaking statistic after another: of restaurants closing for good, of hotels having record low occupancy, of a logjam of Ohioans being forced to seek out unemployment benefits after having lost their jobs.  Hearing all that, several Republican members of the Ohio House Economic Recovery Task Force focused their […]