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Additional $17.5M Committed to Rainy Day Fund

Walker Evans Walker Evans Additional $17.5M Committed to Rainy Day Fund

Following the depletion of the City’s Rainy Day Fund in 2009 and the income tax increase passed in August of that year, Mayor Coleman is sticking with the promise to voters that the fund will be replenished. An additional $7.5 million will be added this year and another $10 million in 2011, bringing the Rainy […]


GCAC Presents: Take a Tour of the Ohio Statehouse

Gregg Dodd Gregg Dodd GCAC Presents: Take a Tour of the Ohio Statehouse

With Independence Day around the corner, there is no better time for central Ohioans to visit to the “People’s House” and be reminded about our great democracy. Restored to its 1861 appearance, the Ohio Statehouse has functioned as the center of state government in Ohio for 150 years. Downtown Columbus is dominated by Ohio’s Capitol, […]


PSA: Fill Out & Mail In Your Census Form

Walker Evans Walker Evans

April 1st is known officially as “Census Day” but you still have 8 more days to send in your form and avoid the door-to-door visits that start on May 1st. The 2010 census is important for Central Ohio because it can help property designate federal funding to our citizens. If we’re under-counted, we end up […]


Franklin County’s Stimulus Requests to Ohio

Anne Evans Anne Evans

The state of Ohio was given 8.2 Billion in Federal Stimulus money and has launched a website to take requests. There have been thousands of submissions so far. Of course, many of the requests are for roads and bridges – construction and repairs. Some of the other requests included Broadband Internet services, counties requesting equipment like computers and copiers and […]


Voters Likely To Decide Payday Lending Repeal

Walker Evans Walker Evans

NBC4i.com wrote Voters Likely To Decide Payday Lending Repeal Monday, Sep 15, 2008 By Denise Yost It appears that voters will get a chance to decide on a repeal of laws governing payday lenders in Ohio. Rallys to support payday lenders came hard and fast as caps on interest of payday lenders was placed at […]


Ohio must rethink growth, study says

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Ohio must rethink growth, study says Wednesday, September 10, 2008 BY JOE HALLETT Ohio has too many governmental entities that compete with each other and for too long has fostered state policies that wastefully favor the growth of new communities rather than the redevelopment of older ones, according to a report released […]


Strickland to hire GOP incumbents


The Columbus Dispatch wrote Gov. Ted Strickland might have found a new formula for helping his fellow Democrats capture control of the Ohio House this year: If you can’t beat ’em, hire ’em. Strickland already has been plenty helpful to House Democrats, particularly in their fundraising efforts. Now, in a move that has angered Republicans, […]


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