"The Other Side of Lifeline" - Avoiding the Digital Divide
12.21.12 Ohio shale gas development supports 39,000 jobs says latest industry-sponsored study
The analysis concludes that in 2012, the industry directly or indirectly contributed about $4.1 billion into Ohio’s economy, or gross state product. It forecasts that by 2035, the total value added to the state’s economy will be more than $35 billion.
12.21.12 Right-to-work would face public fight in Ohio, unlike Michigan
. . . a push to make Ohio right to work would almost certainly lead to a union-backed recall effort. Republicans and their allies in the business world don’t want a replay of 2011′s Issue 2, a union-backed recall of a bill that blocked collective bargaining rights for state employees. The fight left Republican Gov. John Kasich bruised politically and soured many to the idea of going after Ohio’s unions again.
12.21.12 Gov. John Kasich adds autism treatment services to Ohio’s health insurance plans
Services including occupational therapy and psychiatric care will be available beginning in 2014 through state employee health insurance, health insurance plans sold on the private market and the forthcoming federally mandated health insurance exchange.