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Issue 2: Pay, Perks And Hypocrisy

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For Immediate Release: September 28, 2011
Contact: Dale Butland  614-783-5833
Issue 2:  Pay, Perks And Hypocrisy

Kasich, Legislators Don’t Practice What They Preach

Columbus – Innovation Ohio, a progressive think tank headquartered in Columbus, today charged Gov. John Kasich and legislators who voted for Senate Bill 5 (Issue 2 on the November ballot) with “gross hypocrisy.”  IO says that the Governor and his allies have not only exempted themselves from many of the sacrifices they are demanding of other public employees, but also enjoy salaries, perks and privileges that far exceed those available to regular working Ohioans.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2011 15:35 Read more...
 

IO Says Ohio Already Benefitting From ACA

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For Immediate Release: September 23, 2011
Contact: Dale Butland, 614-783-5833

IO SAYS OHIO ALREADY BENEFITTING FROM ACA
Think Tank Highlights Patient Bill of Rights Benefits Now In Effect;
Slams Lt. Governor for “Protecting Insurance Companies, Not Consumers”

Columbus—Innovation Ohio, a progressive think tank headquartered in Columbus, today heralded the one year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act’s “Patient’s Bill of Rights” and said Ohio Lt. Governor and state Insurance Commissioner Mary Taylor’s “over-the-top and wildly exaggerated criticisms of the ACA are politically motivated, and designed to protect insurance company profits at the expense of Ohio consumers.”

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2011 15:35 Read more...
 

IO, Case Law Professors Say Issue 3 is “Bad Medicine”

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For Immediate Release: September 1, 2011
Contact: Dale Butland, 614-783-5833

IO, Case Law Professors Say Issue 3 is “Bad Medicine”
Amendment Wording Threatens Numerous Ohio Laws, Rules and Regulations

Columbus: Innovation Ohio, a progressive think tank headquartered in Columbus, along with Professors Maxwell Mehlman and Jessie Hill of the Case Western University School of Law today charged that a proposed amendment to the Ohio constitution, the “Ohio Health Care Freedom Amendment” (Issue 3 on the November ballot), is “so sloppily and ambiguously worded that it would threaten a wide range of already-existing Ohio health programs, practices and policies enacted and supported by Republican and Democratic office-holders alike.”

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2011 15:40 Read more...
 

Referenda History Proves “No” Means “No”

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For Immediate Release: August 2, 2011

Contact: Dale Butland, 614-783-5833

Innovation Ohio:
Referenda History Proves “No” Means “No”

Columbus: Innovation Ohio, a progressive think tank headquartered in Columbus, said today that a review of ballot referenda history “clearly shows that S.B. 5 ballot language should be written to reflect that a ‘no’ vote means a vote to repeal the law, while a ‘yes’ vote means a vote to uphold the law.”

IO’s review comes in advance of tomorrow’s meeting of the state Ballot Board at which language for the November vote on SB 5 and other referenda reportedly will be hammered out. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted chairs the Board.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2011 18:27 Read more...
 



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