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Grassroots: Columbus Could Soon Reclaim Jurisdiction Over Local Oil & Gas Activities

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: Columbus Could Soon Reclaim Jurisdiction Over Local Oil & Gas Activities

A local grassroots campaign to give Columbusites the “legal teeth” to fight air, water and soil pollution has garnered enough support to get on the November ballot. Dubbed the Community Bill of Rights, the ordinance would establish local governance over oil and gas activities taking place within the City of Columbus. It’d also enable residents […]

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COTA Placing Levy Renewal on November Ballot

Walker Evans Walker Evans COTA Placing Levy Renewal on November Ballot

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced yesterday that it will be placing a levy renewal on the November 8th general ballot this fall. The levy asks voters to renew COTA’s quarter-percent sales and use tax, which is otherwise set to expire on March 31st in 2017. “In order for COTA to maintain the level […]


Half-Percent Income Tax Increase on August Ballot

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Press Release: City Officials Ask Voters To Support Revenue Plan Imploring voters to maintain core city services, Columbus city officials announced they will ask Columbus voters to support a 0.5 percent tax increase on the August ballot. Mayor Michael B. Coleman, all seven members of Columbus City Council, Chief of Police Walter Distelzweig, Chief of […]


Issue 6 : Casino Proposal – News & Updates

Walker Evans Walker Evans

  NBC4i.com wrote Think Tank: Issue 6 A $1B Giveaway To Wealthy  Tuesday, Oct 14, 2008 By Donna Willis The right to open a casino in Southwest Ohio would be worth $1 billion if this right were offered at a public, competitive open auction. Those were the findings of a report issued Tuesday by the […]


Sick-days supporters scrap ballot proposal

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  The Dispatch wrote Sick-days supporters scrap ballot proposal  Friday, September 5, 2008 By Alan Johnson Two months before what appeared to be a likely victory in the Nov. 4 election, the union-led coalition backing Ohio’s mandatory sick-days proposal abruptly decided to drop the issue yesterday. Becky Williams, president of District 1199 of the Service […]


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