Tuesday, September 22, 2009

This is what you call a heavy news day.

Wow. The Dispatch Political reporters were busy today.

Let's sum up.

Strickland is in denial about his vicious defeat. And getting into a fight over raising taxes isn't helping. Slots are off the table, Ted. Either cut spending or raise taxes. Quit being a wuss.

Higher taxes?
The Dispatch sidesteps Strickland and gives some options for increasing taxes. The media discussing increasing taxes on Strickland's watch does nothing to help the Governor's messaging.

Brunner v. Husted.
Brunner defies the legal experts and sides against Husted. Clearly, politically this is a negative for Husted, even if the OH Supreme Court overturns it. But interestingly enough Brunner just can't help putting herself in the position to once again lose out to the Ohio Supremes. She's going to lose. The question is how embarrassing it will be.

Anti-Estate Tax activists.
Signatures are being gathered to push for the General Assembly, and maybe even the voters, to consider repealing the Estate Tax. As one of Kasich's priorities, it will be interesting to see what kind of traction this gets.

Senate hearings on illegals and driving privileges.

Husted delays hearings on request from the IG, thereby making the story last even longer and making Ohio Republicans happy.

House Republicans promote job creation.

As I said yesterday, the House GOP is stepping up. Dem Rep. Sandra Williams' quote had me laughing, "I would tell them to show up and bring some ideas to the table." Um. They did. You're the one asleep at the wheel.

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