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CEA President Speaks Out Against District Use of “Scabs” in Event of Strike

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega CEA President Speaks Out Against District Use of “Scabs” in Event of Strike

Negotiations are going well on the new contract between Columbus City Schools and the Columbus Education Association (CEA), says CEA president John Coneglio. Still, the Board of Education’s plan to use alternative staffing in the event of a strike has union members concerned.  CEA, the union which represents the more than 4,000 teachers who work […]

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Opinion: CoverMyMeds Abatement Not Worth the Cost

Hannah Halbert Hannah Halbert Opinion: CoverMyMeds Abatement Not Worth the Cost

In total, Columbus schools will lose an estimated $35.5 million over 15 years due to a generous tax abatement package the city is awarding to software company, CoverMyMeds, according to a new report by Policy Matters Ohio.  Tax abatements, a central part of state and local economic development strategy, eliminate all or part of an […]

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Opinion: CoverMyMeds Should Cover Their Taxes

Anne Evans Anne Evans Opinion: CoverMyMeds Should Cover Their Taxes

At the Columbus City Schools Board of Education meeting last night, board members were presented with yet another tax abatement request. This one involves a $100M corporate campus environment for one of Columbus’ top startup success stories, CoverMyMeds. Currently, CoverMyMeds resides in 132,000 square feet of the Miranova building in Downtown Columbus. The company was acquired […]

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New Affordable Homes Going up in Milo-Grogan, City-Owned Lots for Sale

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Affordable Homes Going up in  Milo-Grogan, City-Owned Lots for Sale

Affordable housing nonprofit Homeport has broken ground on the first of what will eventually be 33 new homes in Milo-Grogan. The single-family houses are being constructed on scattered lots east of I-71, on either side of East Fifth Avenue. Meanwhile, the City of Columbus has issued a Request for Proposals for 23 city-owned parcels located […]

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Changes Recommended for Tax Abatement Programs

Brent Warren Brent Warren Changes Recommended for Tax Abatement Programs

A new draft report takes a comprehensive look at how the City of Columbus incentivizes development and makes some recommendations on ways to change the system to benefit more neighborhoods. One of those recommendations calls for taking a portion of the benefit that developers currently get for building in the Short North and directing it […]

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Tax Abatements for Easton Expansion Paired With Investment for Linden

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tax Abatements for Easton Expansion Paired With Investment for Linden

On Thursday, officials with the City of Columbus unveiled a plan that would further provide investment dollars to the Linden neighborhood, an area specifically targeted for redevelopment by Mayor Andrew Ginther during his first year in office. The plan allows for a 10-year 100 percent tax abatement for the owners of Easton Town Center to […]

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