Cancer > Heroin
Ohio is "probably top five in the country, sadly, in terms of heroin overdoses. It’s now exceeded car accidents as the No. 1 cause of death in Ohio."
It's a trade-off
Trade deals are negotiated in "secret" and, unlike corporate interests, politicians never invite "the leaders of the AFL-CIO or steelworkers or the mine workers to come in and sit down in these meetings."
Get the lead out
Occupational Knowledge International
Says Sherwin-Williams is "making lead paint and poisoning people around the world."
That's one estimate -- a high one
"The Trans-Pacific trade deal could cost America 448,000 more jobs."
Not all closings closely tied to Kasich
"In Ohio, more than half the providers of safe and legal abortion have had to shut down" since Gov. John Kasich took office in 2011.
Report's findings prompt rating upgrade
Some "20,000 Delphi salaried retirees lost up to 70 percent of their pensions" as a result of "political favoritism and backroom deals."
Claim is missing some key qualifiers
"Ohioans can expect to pay up to 41 percent more for their insurance premiums when Obamacare takes effect next year."
Experts say it depends on the circumstances
Ohio Democratic Party
Says proposed anti-abortion legislation "would force women facing the most personal of health decisions to endure a transvaginal ultrasound."
Most, but not all
"Every major religion is opposed to same-sex marriage."
It’s a lot, but he overstated it
"About 95 percent of (Ohio’s) electricity comes from burning coal."
A Clevelander by any other name?
Ken Lanci is a lifelong Clevelander
Social security claims often on insecure ground
"The Social Security trust fund is sound. Without anything being done, it would function well into 2038; and even after that time with no changes, we could pay 80 percent of the benefits that people have earned."
No proof of cause and effect
"Six out of 10 of the highest unemployment rates are also in so-called right to work states."
One secretary not on board
Says that Secretary of State Jon Husted and former secretary Jennifer Brunner both have supported a provision in Senate Bill 47 that would limit the days organizers have to collect signatures for initiative and referendum petitions.
Government guarantee but no money changing hands now
Wall Street megabanks that received bailouts in 2009 now get taxpayer-funded advantages not available to community banks in Ohio.
A temporary spike, not a long-term phenomenon
"Raising taxes on investment income has actually lowered the revenue received from the tax, while cutting capital gains tax rates has increased revenue."
Some, but not all
Under Gov. John Kasich’s budget proposal, "the top one percent in Ohio will pay $10,000 less in income tax each year, but Ohio’s working and middle class families will pay more."
A little word that means a lot
"Ohio is doing better right now than the national average on all the (economic) numbers."
One small step for deficit reduction?
Says the New Year’s Day "fiscal cliff" deal "reduces the deficit."
Farm runoff, particularly at one Ohio river, poses greater trouble
Says "Detroit dumping a bunch of sewage" in Lake Erie "causes big problems" for Ohio.
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