The presumptive GOP presidential candidate officially announced Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential pick Saturday.
Among those cheering is Tom Zawistowksi, president of the Ohio Liberty Coalition. He says he and his fellow Tea Partiers were surprised at the boldness of the pick, but are pleased because Ryan has aggressively promoted fiscal responsibility and limiting the growth of government. Zawistoski says with Ryan on the ticket those issues are now front and center….even if the plan still needs work.
A coalition of progressive groups and a pair of Democratic state representatives are going back to the Ohio Supreme Court over the state’s job creation agency JobsOhio. But as Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, this time they have some unlikely help.
For PoliticsOhio this week, Emily McCord speaks to Ellen Belcher, the former editor of the Dayton Daily News editorial page. The nation’s eyes have been on Ohio as voters overwhelmingly overturned Issue 2, the referendum on the law that limits collective bargaining rights. Belcher discusses the possible impact this will have on next year’s election. She also reports on the latest move by Tea Party groups who are proposing a constitutional amendment to prevent worker from being required to join unions, and says this may prove a problem for Ohio Republicans.
The co-founder of a tea party coalition in Ohio says it will push for a state constitutional amendment to prevent workers covered by union contracts from being required to join unions or pay dues.
The move by Chris Littleton and other members of the Ohio Liberty Council comes just days after voters handily defeated a state law curbing collective bargaining rights for public workers. Labor groups and opponents of that law poured more than $24 million into the campaign to reject the union restrictions.
WASHINGTON, DC - Tea partiers rallying in Washington say House Speaker John Boehner should stay in his job - for now. Gathered across the street from the Capitol on Wednesday, members of the populist movement said they want the Ohio Rep. to rebuff any deals that don't include steep spending cuts, even if the August 2nd deadline passes and the U.S. begins a first-ever default.