Monday, January 26, 2009


*** All eyes will be on Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland when he gives his yearly address on the state. The Toledo Blade:
...The Democratic governor is expected to use his third state-of-the-state address to propose what he characterizes as “transformational’’ reforms to Ohio’s education system, again seeking to inspire Ohioans to think ahead despite the state’s worsening economic woes....
The governor has said he would not consider his administration to be a success if it did not deal with a school funding system that the Ohio Supreme Court repeatedly ruled is overly dependent on local property taxes, unconstitutionally placing students in poorer districts at a competitive disadvantage....

Whatever Strickland proposes should be studied because it is time for change in Ohio, especially in the area of funding education. We can no longer allow the right wingers to stop progress in our schools.

* Many Ohioans are hoping that our elected officials in Washington, DC will help get our county back to work. Democrats have signed on to support President Obama's stimulus package. Unfortunately, not all of Ohio's members of Congress have decided to support President Obama. One of the biggest obstacles is right winger, Rep. John Boehner. Boehner continues to thwart any progress that President Obama makes.

Ohioans need to let Boehner know that his lack of support is being noticed by the people. According to a website called, Boehner has F's for his voting record. How can we make any progress if Boehner and his ilk in Congress continue to stop progress?

Let Boehner know you want his support for Obama's legislation:
Ohio 8th District--- Call Toll Free - 1-800-582-1001
. . Butler Co. Ohio . (513) 779-5400 . . . (513) 779-5315 fax
. . Miami Co. Ohio .
(937) 339-1524 . . . (937) 339-1878 fax
. . Washington, DC .
(202) 225-6205 . . . (202) 225-0704 fax
. . House Republican Leadership Office .
(202) 225-4000 . . . (202) 225-5117 fax
House Republican Leader e-mail -

Speak up for progress.