PD Endorses Kelli Perk in Dem Primary for OH House 17 (Mandel’s seat)

Yesterday’s Plain Dealer published this endorsement of Democrat Kelli Perk for the May 4 primary she’s in against Tim White to be the party’s nominee for the Ohio House seat being vacated by Josh Mandel.  The GOP candidate will be Walton Hills Mayor Marlene Anielski. My biggest complaint has always been that my district gets…

Breaking: Joshua Schaffer announces for Ohio House 17th

I received the following communication today from Joshua Schaffer and publish with permission: I am writing to inform you that I plan to run for Josh Mandel’s seat in November 2010. In a follow-up communication, Schaffer acknowledged that “nothing is 100%,” and then wrote, “I certainly intend to run.” Walton Hills Mayor, Marlene Anielski (R),…

Mary Jane Skala (Sun News): “The Failure of State Government”

Mary Jane Skala, an editor at Sun News, is not happy.  And she’s written a very clear and well-stated editorial to explain why: the glut of situations that our elected officials say they will fix and then…don’t. Reading between the lines, it seems to boil down to the impact of the erosion of home rule,…

Filet minon with a side of guns: OH HB 203

I read this morning that State Reps. Danny Bubps (R-88, West Union), and Jarrod Martin (R-70, Beavercreek)  have introduced HB 203: …to allow a concealed carry licensee who is not consuming liquor and is not under the influence to carry a concealed handgun in a retail food establishment or food service operation with any class…

From They Must Be On Drugs Dept: Grendell intros resolution in opposition to non-existent federal legislation

Seriously. How many times must they be told? Not only doesn’t the Freedom of Choice Act exist as a piece of legislation in the 111th Congress of the U.S. of A., it has repeatedly been stated that it will not be a piece of legislation during the current session of Congress. But that doesn’t stop…

Mandel’s committee assignments for 128th General Assembly

You can review the announcement document here. Assuming that document is accurate (could be a big assumption but I don’t think BSB would post it otherwise), my state rep, Josh Mandel (R-Lyndhurst, 17th district) has been assigned to the following: Financial Institutions, Real Estate and Securities – Ranking Minority Member Alternative Energy – Member Public…