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City Council wants YOUR ideas for saving money

Walker Evans Walker Evans

At a public hearing last night, City Council discussed several ideas for combating the city’s budget deficit this year. Most ideas revolved around budget cuts and the increase of fees and taxes. The idea of a .25% income tax increase was specifically mentioned several times. Council is still seeking public input and creative ways to […]

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Voinovich joins key spending committee

Josh Lapp Josh Lapp

Sen. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio, was named today to a seat on the Senate Appropriations Committee, a post which will allow him to steer federal dollars back to the state. Voinovich, who will retire at the end of 2010, gives up his seat on the foreign relations committee to join the appropriations committe, which must […]

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Live: Presidential Inauguration – Watch & Discuss

Walker Evans Walker Evans

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Metro Parks will be asking for levy on May 5 ballot

lazyfish lazyfish

From The Dispatch: Metro Parks board to push 0.75-mill levy By Mark Ferenchik People love their parks. But do they appreciate them enough to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for them, even if the annual cost adds up to just a few lunches? Metro Parks is asking voters to approve a 10-year, 0.75-mill […]

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Green Investments Key to Ohio’s Economy

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Press Release: America can reduce global warming pollution by nearly 10 percent annually, reduce oil consumption by more than 25 million barrels annually, and create or sustain more than 3 million jobs by making investment in clean energy and transportation a cornerstone of our economic recovery plan, according to a report by Environment Ohio.

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Latina named to Columbus school board

lazyfish lazyfish

From The Dispatch: Latina named to Columbus school board By Simone Sebastian The Columbus school board has tapped the president of the Hispanic Chamber of Columbus board to finish the final year of the term left vacant because of W. Carlton Weddington’s election to the Ohio House. Ramona Reyes, 39, is a human-resources specialist at […]

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Eileen Paley & Troy Miller Picked for City Council

Walker Evans Walker Evans

After a few delays and a bit of infighting, a verdict has been reached on the two new members who will be filling the seats vacated by Maryellen O’Shaughnessy and Kevin Boyce at Columbus City Council. And those two are Eileen Paley and Troy Miller. More updates will follow shortly.

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