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Strickland won’t support sick days mandate

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The Dispatch wrote Strickland won’t support sick days mandate Posted by Jim Siegel August 21, 2008 Gov. Ted Strickland and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher said they will not back the sick days mandate that has been pushed to the November ballot by one of their major union supporters, the SEIU. �We cannot support the paid […]

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Strickland approvals at 60%, new poll says

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politickeroh.com wrote Strickland approvals at 60%, new poll says By Editor Gov. Ted Strickland has a 60%-25% approval rating among Ohio voters, up from 55%-23% on June 4, according to a new poll released today by Quinnipiac University. Republicans give the Democratic Governor a 47%-35% job approval, while he’s at 57%-27% among independents. “With a […]

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Strickland to hire GOP incumbents

 

The Columbus Dispatch wrote Gov. Ted Strickland might have found a new formula for helping his fellow Democrats capture control of the Ohio House this year: If you can’t beat ’em, hire ’em. Strickland already has been plenty helpful to House Democrats, particularly in their fundraising efforts. Now, in a move that has angered Republicans, […]

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Strickland’s public-school plan gets high marks

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The Dispatch wrote Strickland’s vision for public-school reform getting high marks Tuesday, July 22, 2008 BY CATHY CANDISKY Gov. Ted Strickland’s vision of an education system tailored to meet individual student needs with greater opportunity for innovation was well-received by the educators, parents and others who gathered in Columbus today for the governor’s first forum […]

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Bars ready to roll out Keno in Columbus

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The Dispatch wrote Bars ready to roll out Keno in Columbus and across Ohio Monday, July 14, 2008 BY JAMES NASH Before the sun rises three weeks from today, a new day in Ohio gambling history will dawn. Nearly 1,000 bars, bowling alleys, social clubs and other locations will begin selling tickets for Keno, a […]

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Casino As Possible Solution For Ohio’s Economy?

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nbc4i.com wrote Casino As Possible Solution For Ohio’s Economy? Monday, Jun 09, 2008 – 05:18 PM By Denise Yost As the Ohio economy struggles, will more Ohio voters be willing to place their bets on an Ohio casino? The proposed casino would cost $600 million and would bring 5,000 new jobs to Central Ohio. Those […]

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Strickland signs payday-lending bill in Ohio law

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The Dispatch wrote Strickland signs payday-lending bill Tuesday, June 3, 2008 By Jim Siegel Gov. Ted Strickland yesterday signed tough new restrictions on short-term lending in Ohio that supporters say will put an end to a payday loan industry that does far more harm than good for Ohioans in financial trouble. When the law takes […]

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