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News you may have missed | October 17, 2014

Kicked out by Kasich over Common Core – From Ann Becker. Monday Governor Kasich’s team denied access to a rally in West Chester, Ohio because he didn’t want to be asked questions over Common Core.

Local control of schools not possible without independent-minded School Board Members – From Ohio Liberty Coalition.“The education establishment is battening up the hatches to quell Common Core repeal. The Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA), the Ohio Association of School Board Officials (OASBO), and the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) sent a notice to members informing them of the October 14th hearing on the Common Core repeal bill HB 597.”

Our Heroes Define Us – By Gregg Schuler. Read this personal and compelling expose on how it matters for both the health of our society and the future of our liberty who we call our heroes.  In the end, the heroes we elevate, like the gods we worship, end up defining us.

Libertarian best choice for 19th District” – From Columbus Dispatch.  We are watching this race very closely.  “In Ohio’s 19th District, which for the most part encompasses Gahanna, Westerville and New Albany, the race for state representative has been displaying some harsh truths about the nature of our two-party-dominated political system. The incumbent, Republican Anne Gonzales, is regarded as the favorite in what is a gerrymandered Republican district. However, she is far from the best option the citizens of the 19th District will have come Nov. 4.  Chad Monnin is on the ballot as the Libertarian candidate and is running as an alternative to the corruption of partisan politics and career politicians. Gonzales refused to debate Monnin in a public forum; she even failed to show up or send someone to man her reserved table at an important community event where she was a major sponsor — last month’s Taste of New Albany.”

Nearly 100,000 Republican primary voters snub Gov. Kasich – From Jason Hart at Ohio Watchdog.  “Gov. John Kasich is being talked up as a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, but 15 percent of Republican voters in Ohio’s 2014 primary declined to vote for him. Kasich, Attorney General Mike DeWine and Treasurer Josh Mandel were the only Republicans on the statewide ticket running unopposed in both the 2010 and 2014 primaries. Of the three candidates, only the governor received a lower percentage of Republican primary votes as an incumbent.”

Hamilton County Needs Poll Workers – From Ohio Rising.  Finding qualified poll workers is a problem in every county.  It is an easy way to make a difference.  Learn more about how to become a poll worker in this article.

The labor market decline over the past 15 years in Ohio – From Opportunity Ohio – Th­e labor participation rate—the share of the population in the labor force—has dropped significantly across the U.S. since the recession. Ohio, which finished 2013 ranked No. 31, has faced a similar decline in its labor force participation rate.

Will Ohioans be taken in by Obamacare Medicaid spin? – By Jason Hart with Ohio Watchdog.  Governor Kasich Medicaid (Obamacare) expansion was something we fought hard against in 2013.  The battle will come up again in 2015.  “Ohio Gov. John Kasich hopes to keep Obamacare Medicaid funds flowing when the fiscal year ends next June, and he seems intent on selling the policy with the same rhetoric legislators rejected in 2013.  Kasich, a Republican, has made a new appropriation for the Obamacare Medicaid expansion a priority for his second term . Kasich is heavily favored in the Nov. 4 election against Democrat Ed FitzGerald, who also supports the expansion.  After campaigning against Obamacare in the 2010 race for governor — he said the law’s Medicaid expansion would “ stick states with large and unsustainable costs ” — Kasich embraced expansion, despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing states to opt out without losing existing Medicaid funding.”

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