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  • On taxes, Kasich has tried to turn Ohio into Kansas' failed policies

    Sunday, June 11, 2017

    When it comes to taxes, Governor Kasich isn't much different than Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's failed experiment on marching to eliminate progressive income taxes.  As the Ohio faces it's own self-induced budget mess, maybe it should eliminate the same business owner tax cut that failed in Kansas as well.

  • Source: GREG LYNCH / Hamilton Journal-News

    Butler County Democrats call Republicans to task on messy bookkeeping

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 | Hamilton Journal-News

    Despite assurances by the Butler County Republican Party that financial reports “will be made complete,” county Democrats say they can’t see how the GOP can verify a dozen anonymous donations, such as a $200 anonymous donation in an envelope left on a desk.

    There were also 80 people’s donations not identified with the donor’s full name, and a $14 cash donation from someone identified as “Donald Trumpster,” according to an audit recently completed by the Butler County Board of Elections.

    The Journal-News reported earlier this week that tens of thousands of dollars invested by the Butler County Republican Party into helping Donald Trump win Butler County and Ohio in the presidential election were not properly reported to the Federal Elections Commission, according to the audit.

    “Campaign finance laws exist for voters to know who is influencing our elections,” said Butler County Democratic Party spokeswoman Jennifer Rieger. “The GOP fundamentally violated multiple federal and state laws. This hasn’t been ‘fixed.’ They can’t ‘fix’ this.”

    The Butler County Democratic Party took the GOP to task on Twitter this week for its messy bookkeeping, and called the party out for similar messy finance reporting for the 2016 primary.

  • Rep. Davidson’s votes detrimental to area employees

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Troy Daily News

    Warren Davidson sure looked like the right candidate on paper. Served his country, became an elite Army Ranger, garnered an appointment to West Point, earned an MBA from Notre Dame, and joined the family business. So when he asked voters of Ohio’s 8th District to send him to Washington in 2016 claiming “I WILL fight for you,” it was easy to believe he would do just that.

    But Congressman Davidson hasn’t fulfilled that promise. In fact, the only people Davidson seems to be fighting for are a small percentage of his constituents; people who — like Davidson himself — stand to benefit from legislation will hurt the majority of Ohioans.

    Take the President’s American Health Care Plan. By supporting this bill, Davidson essentially voted for a significant tax break for households like his making more than $200,000 a year. According to the 2015 US Census that’s about 9,300 households in District 8 – barely above 3 percent.

    Meanwhile, roughly 61,000 individuals in the district stand to lose their health insurance because of this bill. This could be due to being charged significantly more for having a pre-existing condition, being charged more simply because you’re older, or because you’re poor.

  • Butler County GOP records flawed, audit shows

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | Hamilton Journal-News

    Tens of thousands of dollars invested by the Butler County Republican Party into helping Donald Trump win Butler County and Ohio in the presidential election were not properly reported to the Federal Elections Commission, according to a recent audit.

    Audits recently completed by the Butler County Board of Elections turned up missing pages of campaign finance reports, laxed record-keeping, and more than $43,000 in discrepancies related to the 2016 general election.

  • Butler County Democratic Party Endorses Candidates, Ballot Issue

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    HAMILTON – After its last meeting in which the Butler County Democratic Party appointed over twenty new members to its Executive and Central Committees, the BCDP Executive Committee had another historic meeting that intends to have a lasting impact in the 2017 general election and beyond.

    Endorsements

    The Butler Democratic Party issued its first of what is anticipated to be several rounds of endorsements for the 2017 general election and endorsed the following candidates:

    • Beth Yauch for Middletown Municipal Court Judge
    • Edna Southard (incumbent) for Oxford City Council
    • Jacob Bruggeman for Oxford City Council
    • Pastor ShaQuila Mathews for Hamilton City Council

    The Executive Committee also uanimously endorsed the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act initiative that will be on the Nov. 7, 2017 general election ballot and authorized the purchase of its current headquarters before its current lease expires. 

  • Butler County Democrats Applaud Passage of Middletown Senior Levy

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    HAMILTON – In response to passage of Issue 1, the renewal of the Middletown senior citizens services levy, Butler County Democratic Party Executive Chair Jocelyn Bucaro issued the

  • Fairfield Family Example of Broken Immigration System, Misplaced Priorities

    Monday, April 10, 2017

    (HAMILTON)- The Butler County Democratic Party joins community faith leaders in calling for the federal government to change course and release Maribel Trujillo of Fairfield so she

  • Bipartisanship is Trump’s Only Path Forward on Health Care

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Today, Paul Ryan (R-WI) canceled the planned vote in the U.S.

  • BCDP Response to State Representative Wes Rethford's Arrest

    Sunday, March 12, 2017

    Butler County Democratic Executive Committee Chair Jocelyn Bucaro issued the following statement:

    “Alcohol and guns are a reckless mix, and we’re glad nobody was physically hurt as a result of Rep. Retherford’s actions.  For too long, Retherford has betrayed his constituents' trust.  Instead of fighting to bring jobs to his district, invest in better public schools, or combat the opioid epidemic in our community, he has built a reputation as the laziest and one of the most disengaged members of the state legislature.  We are extremely disappointed in Rep. Retherford’s actions and pray he takes this opportunity to get the help he so obviously needs.”

  • Butler County Democratic Party Meeting March 16

    Sunday, February 26, 2017

    ​Join fellow Democrats and Progressives in learning more about how you can get involved in your local Democratic Party!  All party meetings are open to the public.