It’s a wrap: Mar. 4 “The Brenner Brief” radio show

Sara Marie Brenner

This week’s edition of The Brenner Brief Radio Show with Sara Marie Brenner covered all the latest including sequestration, the Medicaid expansion, gun control, and school choice. Last week was the one year anniversary of Andrew Breitbart’s passing. As with so many other conservatives, Andrew’s war cry was an inspiration to Sara Marie. To listen […]

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel says “no” to Kasich’s Medicaid expansion plan

On February 11, 2013, Ohio’s conservative Treasurer of State, Josh Mandel, sent this letter to the Republican Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives and the Republican President of the Ohio Senate. John Kasich has called for expanding Medicaid in Ohio, and many conservatives are against the plan. Mandel ran for U.S. Senate in 2012 […]

Ohio disabled woman’s power shut off for not accepting new meter, later restored

This story was updated at 7:30pm ET Feb 9. See the end of the story. Brenda Hawk is a 57-year-old woman who is on a breathing machine, has a pacemaker and resides in Allen County, Ohio, near Lima, with a dog and farm animals. No other people reside with her. She has an analog meter […]

Our 2012 Top Stories and Year In Review

This past year has been huge for The Brenner Brief. Let us take you through the progress made over the last few months. Through September, this was primarily Sara Marie Brenner‘s personal blog with 5-10 posts each month and just a few hundred monthly visitors. In October we only had 30 posts, but we hit […]

Ohio Is Doing It Right — Unemployment Falls to 6.8% In Nov.

From Columbus BusinessFirst: The state’s unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent in November from 6.9 percent a month earlier, according to data released by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. November’s household survey shows the number of employed Ohioans increased 7,000 to 5,384,000, while the labor force edged up only 1,000. Angela Terez, spokeswoman for the […]

Ohio Gov Kasich Refunding Businesses That Overpaid Their Taxes

From Columbus Business First: Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday that instead of covering up CAT overpayments, the state would refund the money to affected businesses. Halting years of what Gov. John Kasich called rip-offs of Ohio businesses, the state has started returning more than $13 million to companies that overpaid their commercial activity tax and […]

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Politely Tells The Feds …

In 2011, Ohioans passed the Healthcare Freedom Amendment by a nearly two to one margin. The amendment, in essence, states that Ohio does not want the healthcare mandate — the requirement to purchase insurance under ObamaCare. Today, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Center for Consumer […]