Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday October 26, 2013. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis discuss the seizure of legislative authority by Governor Kasich by a slick maneuver in which he abused his line item veto power to negate a section of the budget law passed by the Ohio legislature which outlawed Medicaid expansion in Ohio. The Governor then stacked the deck on the Ohio Controlling Board with the help of House Speaker Bill Batchelder to thwart the will of the Ohio legislature and expand Medicaid anyway. Barry and Chuck explain why it’s a tyranny for the executive branch to usurp legislative authority and what it may cost the governor.
Barry and Chuck also discuss testimony given by Senate President Keith Faber in which he completely misses the mark on the powers of a convention and exactly how and why a convention works.