Kids, I’ll just give you the bare bones of the story, but then I’ll enthusiastically refer you to the guys over at Plunderbund, the Raisin’s new source of all Ohio info.
The story begins with State Senator Shannon Jones, the sole sponsor of the union-busting bill that would severely limit the ability of police officers, teachers, firefighters, and other state workers to collectively bargain on wages, as well as benefits and working conditions.
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Back in late 2009, Ohio GOP Chairman Kevin DeWine put together a 10 point plan that he hoped would help restore the “conservative credibility” of the Republican party in Ohio.
“The Republican Party has lost its credibility,” wrote DeWine. “We were the party of ethics and morality until our elected officials became symbolic of scandal and corruption,” he said. And “voters did not reject our conservative ideology… they rejected our hypocrisy.”
The final step of his plan was to “Enforce a zero-tolerance policy for misconduct” […]
Jump ahead to this Spring.
In April, Robert Mecklenborg was arrested while driving in Indiana with a stripper in his car. A few days later he lied on his Ohio driver license application – claiming he didn’t have any outstanding, out-of-state violations. Kevin DeWine and John Kasich refused to call for Mecklenborg’s resignation.
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