Politics is big in these parts, and we’ve got it covered. John Arthur Hutchison and other staff writers will offer their inside information on the events, big news and little moments of the local political scene in Lake, Geauga and eastern Cuyahoga counties.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Joyce votes for Keystone XL Pipeline
U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce voted in favor of H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, which would allow for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a $7 billion private sector energy infrastructure project.
“Building the Keystone XL pipeline means 20,000 new American jobs, cheaper energy prices for Ohio families, and safer energy practices for our environment,” Joyce said in a statement. “It’s a common-sense jobs project and it’s time for big government to step aside and let the American people build this pipeline.”
H.R. 3, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday, would remove the need for a presidential permit, Joyce said. The legislation also includes several provisions to prevent additional regulatory hurdles and legal challenges.
Opponents of the proposal have cited environmental concerns as part of the reason not to support the project.
The congressman also said H.R. 3 would limit the judicial review process, satisfy all National Environmental Policy Act requirements, and streamline the permitting and approval process for all other necessary federal permits.
John Arthur Hutchison
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
State Rep. Connie Pillach announces run for Ohio Treasurer
State Rep. Connie Pillich, D-Montgomery, has announced she will run for Ohio Treasurer in 2014.
“I’m running for Treasurer because working families, small business owners, and seniors need someone who will fight for them,” said Pillach in a news release. “Ohioans deserve a Treasurer who will do the job she was elected to do and will make sure our tax dollars are protected and used wisely.”
Republican Josh Mandel of Beachwood is serving his first term as state Treasurer.
Pillach is serving her third term in the Ohio House of Representatives. Her district is located in southwestern Ohio.
“Whether as a captain in the Air Force, a lawyer and owner of a small business, or a representative in the legislature, I've dedicated my career to listening to concerns, creating a plan of action, and working hard to deliver real results,” she said.
John Arthur Hutchison
Saturday, May 18, 2013
For now, Right to Work issue in Ohio appears dead
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Lake County's voter turnout is disappointing
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Who's running for Congress?
Labels: 2014 election, Daniel P. Troy, Dave Joyce, Jim O'Leary, John Kasich, John O'Donnell, Lake County Probate Court, Lora Lynne Krider, Mark Bartolotta, Michael Wager, Ohio 14th Congressional District