(HAMILTON)- The Butler County Executive Committee will meet in Trenton on Thurs., June 21 to appoint over 40 new members to its Executive Committee as consider a resolution to endorse Rich Cordray for Governor and Vanessa Enoch for the 8th Congressional District. The party will also h
When the Lakota School District put a levy on the ballot in 2013, I was part of a great team that worked very hard to help it pass, which it did. It was crucial for the school district.
What I learned about school funding, both while working on the levy and since, is a big part of why I’m running for public office. Have you ever heard of ECOT?
It may be the biggest financial scandal in Ohio history.
ECOT — the “Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow” — closed earlier this year. It was a “virtual” school. Its 12,000 students were spread across Ohio, getting their education online.
ECOT was privately owned, and a for-profit school. Yet it was also considered, under state law, a public charter school. It received about $1 billion in taxpayer money since it opened in 2000.
State Auditor Dave Yost said that ECOT was inflating its attendance numbers. Yost said ECOT was counting a computer turned on at a student’s home as meaning the child was doing schoolwork. Really? As every parent with a school-age child and a computer knows, a computer turned on does not mean schoolwork is being done. The Ohio Department of Education said ECOT overcharged taxpayers by $80 million just in the last two years.
Yost is referring his audit to law enforcement authorities to see if criminal charges should be filed.
How did ECOT get away with this for so long? Well, ECOT’s founder, Bill Lager, and his associates donated millions to members of the Ohio Statehouse over many years. Is there a connection? You decide.
Our school funding system in Ohio is broken.
(HAMILTON)- The newly elected members of the Butler County Democratic Party’s County Central Committee will hold the party’s reorganization meeting to elect new officers for the party’s Central Committee and then constitute the party’s Executive Committee and elects
(HAMILTON-) The Butler County Democratic Party’s Executive Committee last Thursday unanimously endorsed all Democratic candidates running in uncontested primaries both at the State and local level. In a separate vote, the Butler County Democratic Party’s Executive Committee endorsed State Issue 1- a state constitutional amendment to discourage partisan drawing of Ohio’s congressional districts and require bipartisan support to enact such districts.
“Across the nation, voters are turning to the Democratic Party to bring change in areas the Republican Party has long taken for granted and we expect to see a similar turn here in Butler County after decades of the Republican Party’s broken promises and partisan rhetoric. In every corner of the county, our Democratic candidates are fighting for those who believe if you work hard, you deserve to get ahead,” said BCDP Communications Director Brian Hester. “We are the only party on record supporting reforms that make sure voters get to choose who represents them in Congress instead of letting well-funded politicians choose which voters they claim to represent instead.”
HAMILTON -- The Butler County Democratic Party is meeting on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at Hamilton Lane Public Library, 300 N. Third Street, Hamilton, Ohio.
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Wyenandt told the Journal-News she will formally announce on Sunday afternoon at Grainworks Brewing Company that she will run against Ohio Rep. George Lang, R-West Chester Twp., who was appointed this past spring to the 52nd Ohio House District after Margy Conditt resigned.
On Monday, we celebrate the life of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., his legacy, and the movement he helped lead. In just three months, on April 4th, will mark the 50th Anniversary of the tragedy of his assassination. As such, we are at a point now in our country's history where a growing majority of Americans simply were not alive during Dr. King's life and feel only a connection to him through black and white photos, history lessons, and grainy film footage of his "I Have a Dream" speech on the March on Washington in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
There is no doubt that Dr. King's voice thundered across this nation, and in moral indignation, torn apart the foundations of an amoral political system which systematically excuded and discriminated against African-Americans. He bent the arc of a moral universal closer to justice. But where does Dr. King, his philosophy, and his legacy connect to the issues of America today in the Age of Trump?
HAMILTON -- The Butler County Democratic Party is meeting on Thursday, December 21, 2017, in the auditorium at D. Russell Lee Campus of Butler Tech, 3603 Hamilton Middletown Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011.
Vaughn, a 67-year-old Democrat, will run against the three-term Republican in the November 2018 general election.
She said she’s running because “ethics” has been the “first and foremost” issue people want to see improved.
“Things I’ve seen happening worldwide have motivated me to want to do something, to bring us back to more values-based decision-making,” said Vaughn, Miami University’s director of the Office of Ethics and Student Conflict Resolution. “I think it impacts young people, and I think it has tremendous impact when we make decisions that are values-based.”
HAMILTON -- The Butler County Democratic Party is meeting on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 in the auditorium at D. Russell Lee Campus of Butler Tech, 3603 Hamilton Middletown Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011.
Among the items on the agenda, the party will have a discussion concerning:
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