Students Speak Out Again at Senate Meeting

By: ANNA RUMER  /   Category: Campus / Recent News   /   No Comments
06
Oct
2011

For the second week in a row, Ohio University students gathered en masse at the weekly Student Senate Speak Out to voice their various opinions on Issue 2 and a possible Student Senate resolution. Over 30 students representing We Are Ohio, College Republicans and themselves gathered in Walter 235 this Wednesday night not only to voice.

Read more

Big Labor’s Future in Ohio Uncertain

By: BRIAN PETERS  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   1 Comment
05
Oct
2011

With Senate Bill 5 (SB5) on the ballot in November, and big labor wanting more power in politics, the state is now more of a free for all and uncertainty about the future of union power in Ohio is clear. The relationship between unions and the Democratic Party has been, historically, very prosperous for Democratic candidates.

Read more

Students Speak Out on SB5

By: ANNA RUMER  /   Category: Campus / Recent News   /   8 Comments
29
Sep
2011

While Student Senate’s weekly Student Speak Out is generally a sparsely attended event, over 50 students addressing their opinions about Senate Bill 5 (SB5) attended this Wednesday’s Speak Out. Most of the students in attendance were there to protest Senate Executives’ decision to not vote on a bill that would formally state an opinion on SB5..

Read more

Kasich’s Budget to be Revised

By: ANDREW DAVIS  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   No Comments
27
Sep
2011

With Senate Bill 5 up for referendum this November, and an unexpected tax revenue surplus, the budget passed by Governor John Kasich last March is expected to be revised. On Sept. 13, Governor John Kasich stated that he would be open to revisiting the budget that was passed last March. The budget included major spending cuts.

Read more
22
Sep
2011

To The New Political: I’ve been reading a lot of the letters highlighting the needs of student employees.  I have a newfound respect for students on the Athens campus of Ohio University—especially the ones who have been speaking their minds in favor of employee rights and representation at such a young age.  I’m old enough to.

Read more

Athens State Senator ‘Not a Politician’

By: BRIAN PETERS  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   No Comments
02
Sep
2011

The new state senator from the 20th senate district of Ohio wants to make something very clear to his constituency. “I am not a politician.” Troy Balderson (R) was sworn in on July 13 after previously representing Ohio’s 94th house district, a district made up of mostly.

Read more

Column: The Organized Attack on Organized Labor

By: ISAAC ABRAM  /   Category: Opinion / Recent News   /   No Comments
02
Jun
2011

Liberals rejoiced last week when a Wisconsin judge voided the Republican-led law that criminalized collective bargaining. Evidently, when Republicans passed the law, they violated official legal procedures. Now they’re being forced to cede their unlawful gains. Liberals can decide for themselves whether crumpling this bill because of a technicality is actually a victory for labor. Either.

Read more

Athens’ State Sen. Jimmy Stewart to Resign Seat

By: BRIAN PETERS  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   No Comments
25
May
2011

Republican State Sen. Jimmy Stewart announced Tuesday that he will be resigning from his seat, effective this July. He has represented the 20th senate district, which includes nine counties in Southeast Ohio including Athens, since 2008. Stewart released a brief statement Tuesday announcing the decision., but has yet to state any further details. “At this time,.

Read more