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Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2011’

S.B. 5 Controlling Collective Bargining Is Not Good for Ohio

Just hours from now, Gov. Kasich will sign Senate Bill 5 and proclaim that it is good for Ohio.  While some of the ideas supporting the legislation make sense, the end product is not justified nor good for Ohio. I have written before that I support the idea of state workers, teachers, law enforcement and the like contributing to the …

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Consumer Alert: Study shows truck underride guards fail too often causing unnecessary injuries and deaths to occupants of passenger vehicles

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety study concludes underride failure on tractor trailers is prevalent even at low speeds. The results have caused them to petition government for stricter standards. In a new study of underride guards performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway safety concluded that the guards fail too often and cause unnecessary injury and death to occupants …

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Ohio Senate to Protect Doctors with Ohioans Money I

Ohio has some of the best medical care in the country. Senate Bill 129 will undermine that accomplishment by giving immunity to all physicians who provide emergency medical services. This proposed Bill will require higher taxes, reduce the quality of medical care in Ohio, and will let bad doctors know Ohio is the place to set up their practices. Under …

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Balancing a Budget has Nothing to do with Collective Bargaining

Many of us have watched the drama unfolding in Wisconsin involving the Governor’s battle with the public employees.  A similar battle is brewing in Ohio though the efforts of the Ohio legislature and Governor Kasich are not as drastic. As I understand the battle in Wisconsin,  the governor wanted state employees to pay more for their retirement, pay more towards …

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Donald Charles

In September of 2008 I was in a motorcycle accident.  A car pulled out in front of me and I laid my bike down to avoid hitting the car. I was taken by ambulance to the hospital and they took x-rays and sent me home. I called the other guys insurance company and they told me they were not responsible …

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Supreme Court Seatbelt Ruling Good for Consumers

The United States Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that will make it possible for consumers to sue the auto industry for seat belt design flaws.   In a case against Mazda Motor Corp., the Court ruled that automakers do not have immunity based on a federal regulation which permitted lap only belts in the rear seats prior to 2007.  The …

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