Friday, July 08, 2005
Schmidt, others played with Boomer's balls?
The sun came up so it must be another "pay-to-play" day in Ohio. Jim Siegel at the Dispatch has the reports which also documents the involvement of Jean Schmidt, the Republican candidate for the special congressional election in the Ohio-2nd district.
With a global biotech company picking up the tab, five state lawmakers and their guests dined at an Italian restaurant and got luxury box seats to the Cincinnati Bengals’ first Monday night football game in 15 years.This is how the GOP legislative system works. Everyday.
The tickets to the Oct. 25 game cost $300 apiece, and the total tab for the evening topped $5,000.
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Before dinner and the game, lawmakers met at the Cincinnatian Hotel with Colby, Esiason, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital representatives, and families of those with cystic fibrosis.
The group stressed the importance of the state Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps and the need to pass Senate Bill 250, which created a state cystic fibrosis task force.
The legislature passed the bill in December. The legislature also eliminated Gov. Bob Taft’s $6 million proposed cut to the bureau, which helps 22,000 children with severe health problems afford prescriptions and treatment.