Upcoming Events

Please join us Feb 9th at the Concord Room, 845 W. Market Street, Troy.

6PM – Many of the candidates for local office, including the US Representative’s seat recently vacated by John Boehner, will be there for a meet and greet.

7PM – Program covering social issues and our government’s recent efforts to force Christians to violate their beliefs.

8PM – Comments from the candidates for office.

8:30PM – Opportunity to meet the candidates in person.

We currently have 15 candidates scheduled to attend and many more checking schedules!!!

SEE YOU THERE FOR AN INFORMATIVE AND INSPIRATIONAL EVENING.

Remaining 2016 dates:

April 12  Concord Room
June 14   Flag Day – Picnic in the Park (carry in)
Aug. 9  Concord Room
Oct. 11 Concord Room
Nov. 8  Election Night Party  Concord Room

Candidates Nights Planned

neon-light-with-vote-word-100100266From the Troy Daily News —

Meet the Candidates sponsored by The Leadership Troy Alumni will be held at the Troy Junior High School gymnasium st 556 N. Adams St., Troy. Both nights doors will open at 7pm, the program will begin at 7:30pm and last 90 minutes.

The first night is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24 with candidates for sheriff of Miami County, prosecuting attorney, and Miami County Commissioner, as well as the Troy Schools levy.

The second evening, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25, will feature 15 candidates with opposition for the 8th Congressional District Race.

“The important issue and races along with the number of candidates running in the Primary Election has necessitated the additional night,” says Steve Baker, chairman of the event. “Mark your calendars and be sure to join us to help you make an educated decision in the Primary Election on March 15, 2016.”

Leadership Troy Alumni have been hosting the Meet the Candidate forums since 1990. Leadership Troy includes residents of the Troy area who, since 1984, have successfully completed an extensive program designed to increase the quality and quantity of men and women capable of accepting leadership roles in community organizations.

Change to Immigration Law placed in the Omnibus

jim_jordanHouse conservatives are up in arms over a provision in the omnibus spending bill that could allow more than a quarter-million temporary guest workers into the U.S.  As a significant change to immigration law, the legislation stunned conservative lawmakers, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told The Daily Signal. “It came out of nowhere, completely out of nowhere,” Jordan, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said, “[and] everyone was shocked there was a change and no one had talked about it.” The provision is the most recent aspect of the $1.1-trillion package to rile conservatives. Congress hopes to pass the omnibus by Friday, before heading home for the holidays. See more of the article by Philip Wegmann of The Daily Signal here.

5 Ways Paul Ryan Wants Republicans to Do More Than Oppose Obama

Report by Philip Wegmann/The Daily Signal

paul ryanIn his first major speech since picking up the gavel as the House’s top Republican, Paul Ryan outlined the problems he sees facing the nation and unveiled his vision to fix them. Read about the five items  he believes Republicans can work on over the next year here.

Compare Governor Kasich’s Presidential Platform with His Ohio Record

searchThis article by Jason Hart/Watchdog.org contrasts some of John Kasich’s stances for his presidential bid with what he actually is doing during his Ohio governorship. Read about what he says about balancing the budget, job growth, tax policies, income tax reform, and education and what he has actually promoted in Ohio here.

Taxpayers fleeing Ohio, IRS report shows

economy-10020127State-to-state migration was a net drain of $1.2 billion on Ohio’s economy in 2011 and $1.1 billion in 2012. Almost 24,000 fewer IRS returns were filed in Ohio in 2013 than in 2011 as a result of Ohioans moving to other states.

Ohio’s net population and income losses resulting from state-to-state migration were both the nation’s seventh-worst in 2012. Read more on this subject from   /Watchdog.org

 

Ohio economy falling behind right-to-work neighbor Michigan

economy-10020127For years, Ohio’s ability to outperform Michigan’s long-term job growth has been a silver lining around a cloudy Ohio economic recovery. No longer. Since December, Ohio has gained only 9,500 private-sector jobs while Michigan has gained 66,900. Ohio’s private-sector job growth rate is 0.2 percent, Indiana’s is 1.5 percent, and Michigan’s is 1.8 percent. Michigan and Indiana are both on track to create more jobs than Ohio does this year, despite having far fewer residents. More from  Jason Hart  /  Watchdog.org

Ohio earns praise for cleaning up voter rolls, but it’s not in the clear

Ohio-sec-of-state-sealA group that once sued Ohio now lauds the state for cleaning up its voter rolls, though one county may still have issues.

True The Vote, a nonpartisan voters’ right and election integrity group, sued Ohio in 2012, saying people registered to vote in several counties exceeded the population. A settlement was reached in January 2014. Continue reading by Maggie Thurber | For Ohio Watchdog

Three-fourths of Ohio Obamacare enrollees are on Medicaid

medical-312324__180For every Ohioan who has paid an Obamacare exchange premium, three have been added to Medicaid under Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare expansion.

As of June 30, only 188,223 Ohioans had selected and paid for a health insurance plan through HealthCare.gov. Enrollment in Kasich’s Obamacare expansion was 609,373 in June. Continue story by   /Watchdog.org

Alliance Defending Freedom on Transgender Bathroom Use

School reading and studies

Letter explains that no law requires letting members of the opposite sex into public school restrooms
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Attorney sound bite:  Matt Sharp

HILLSBORO, Mo. – Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter to the Hillsboro R-3 School District Board of Education Monday that asks it to reverse a recent decision by district staff to allow students to use locker rooms and restrooms of the opposite sex. The letter provides a suggested policy that addresses the school district’s concerns about discrimination without allowing the sharing of restrooms.
The ADF letter explains that no law requires public schools to allow boys into girls’ restrooms or girls into boys’ restrooms. In fact, the district could be exposing itself to legal liability for violating students’ right to bodily privacy. Read more…

Planned Parenthood Videos – Lies or Truth?

searchProgress Ohio has accused Ohio’s leading Republicans and others of continuing their assault on Planned Parenthood with lies and widely discredited videos, selectively spliced to make it appear as if the health care provider illegally profits from the sale of fetal tissue. This post will try to supply unedited versions of the videos and let you decide for yourself. From 7/14 , 7/217/28 , and 8/6 .

After watching these disturbing videos we need to ask who is selling lies – Progress Ohio or Center for Medical Progress? Also, should Planned Parenthood, whose main mission seems to be to kill babies, be called a health care provider? Last question, with Obamacare requiring insurance to pay 100% of women’s health screenings (and everyone is required to have insurance), why is it necessary to fund this entity?