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  • #413306

    berdawn
    Member

    so we’re cutting the arts and increasing sports licensing, increasing elections board, embalmers and cosmetology boards. Large increase to the Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration Board? nice increase for the senate. new organization to promote service and volunteerism (and administer federal Americorps dollars…wonder who got fucked in that deal)

    #413307

    berdawn
    Member

    Cookie wrote >>

    lifeontwowheels wrote >>
    How many people are losing work with the 4 prisons being sold off?

    On the other hand, the prisoners are about to get a shit ton of jobs.

    that’s a possibility, but would require some new legislation. right now, anything produced in prison can only be purchased by the state or used in the DRC system.

    #413308

    MikeReed
    Participant

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    #413309
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    The Hot Issue: Do you think Ohio should sell more prisons to private operators?

    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/03/15/hotissue_15.html?sid=101

    5 prisons to be put on block by state
    TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011 02:53 AM
    BY ALAN JOHNSON
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    While Gov. John Kasich’s plan to sell four prisons promises to raise much-needed cash for the state, the news isn’t so good for affected employees who could see their pay cut by one-third and lose paid health-care benefits.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/03/15/copy/5-prisons-to-be-put-on-block-by-state.html?adsec=politics&sid=101

    #413310
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Kasich has been working years on this
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    BY JOE VARDON
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    Three years ago, John Kasich and his team of advisers began planning to rid Ohio of its income tax. The plan was to be a part of Kasich’s first biennial state budget, assuming that he unseated Democrat Ted Strickland as governor last fall.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/03/15/kasich-has-been-working-years-on-this.html?sid=101
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    Kasich agrees to open budget briefing to press
    TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
    BY JIM SIEGEL
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    Facing protests from the Statehouse press corps, the ACLU of Ohio and the state Democratic Party, Gov. John Kasich’s administration reversed course yesterday afternoon and agreed to allow reporters to record his budget briefing this afternoon.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatchpolitics.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/03/15/copy/kasich-press-restrictions-budget-announcement.html?adsec=politics&sid=101

    #413311

    berdawn wrote >>
    new organization to promote service and volunteerism (and administer federal Americorps dollars…wonder who got fucked in that deal)

    why would there be a new organization when the ohio community service council (a state commission) has existed since the early 90’s (i worked there from 98-2002) and already administers americorps/service learning/senior corps/promotes service/volunteerisms/etc…

    #413312
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Ohio’s Gov. Kasich Unveils Budget Proposal
    By Associated Press
    Published: March 15, 2011

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich released a state budget proposal Tuesday that seeks to close an $8 billion budget gap through a combination of program restructuring, budget cuts and privatization of public assets.

    READ MORE: http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2011/mar/15/3/ohios-gov-kasich-unveils-budget-proposal-ar-424134/

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    Kasich Unveils Plans To Plug $8 Billion Budget Gap
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    WBNS-10TV

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich released a state budget proposal on Tuesday that closes an $8 billion budget gap through a combination of program restructuring, budget cuts and privatization.

    The plan seeks to retain the $800 million, two-year income tax cut that went into effect in January and add an additional $34 million in tax incentives designed to create jobs.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/live/content/local/stories/2011/03/15/story-columbus-kasich-unveils-budget.html?sid=102

    #413313

    howatzer
    Participant

    berdawn wrote >>
    nice increase for the senate

    Where are you seeing that? The budget summary Table 2 and 3 have 0% change for the Reps and the Senate for FY11 and 12.

    #413314

    berdawn
    Member

    howatzer wrote >>

    berdawn wrote >>
    nice increase for the senate

    Where are you seeing that? The budget summary Table 2 and 3 have 0% change for the Reps and the Senate for FY11 and 12.

    page 686. it’s only 6%, but in a time of cuts, I guess wheels need to be greased.

    #413315

    Bear
    Participant

    Walker wrote >>
    Kasich Unveils Plans To Plug $8 Billion Budget Gap
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    WBNS-10TV
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich released a state budget proposal on Tuesday that closes an $8 billion budget gap through a combination of program restructuring, budget cuts and privatization.
    The plan seeks to retain the $800 million, two-year income tax cut that went into effect in January and add an additional $34 million in tax incentives designed to create jobs.
    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/live/content/local/stories/2011/03/15/story-columbus-kasich-unveils-budget.html?sid=102

    Reporters objected to rules limiting them to notepads, pens, and tape recorders, which were to be used only to check accuracy. Video and photos also were to be prohibited.

    Seriously, what is it with this guy?

    #413316
    Chris Sunami
    Chris Sunami
    Participant

    Privatizing prisons is a situation ripe for the worst kinds of abuses –such as that recent situation in Pennsylvania where a crooked judge was taking bribes to send kids to a for-profit prison.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/mark-ciavarella-pa-juvenile-court-judge-convicted-alleged/story?id=12965182

    #413317

    jackoh
    Participant

    Could someone explain to me how a privately owned and operated prison makes money that is not extracted from the taxpayers. Do they bill the inmates for their lockup time?

    #413318

    Antonio
    Member

    jackoh wrote >>
    Could someone explain to me how a privately owned and operated prison makes money that is not extracted from the taxpayers. Do they bill the inmates for their lockup time?

    It eliminates the upkeep, utilitities, payroll expeneses and pension benefits.

    #413319

    futureman
    Participant

    Antonio wrote >>

    jackoh wrote >>
    Could someone explain to me how a privately owned and operated prison makes money that is not extracted from the taxpayers. Do they bill the inmates for their lockup time?

    It eliminates the upkeep, utilitities, payroll expeneses and pension benefits.

    But is it cheaper per inmate? I just know you have a link for me.

    #413320

    howatzer
    Participant

    Since we’ve been hearing a lot about how public employees don’t actually make more than private sector counterparts lately, I was confused about this as well.. until I read this article:

    “Ohio Civil Service Employees Association officials said yesterday that pay at two private prisons averages about one-third less than comparable jobs at state prisons. Salary schedules aren’t available from the private company, but the union obtained some details from public-records requests. For example, a state corrections captain earns about $30 an hour compared with $20 at private prisons.

    In addition, the state pays 85 percent of employees’ health-care costs. MTC offers health-care coverage but does not pick up the cost.”

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