Should bus drivers and other transit workers have special status when they are the victim of an assault? Ohio Senators Tom Patton, R-Strongsville, and Nina Turner, D-Cleveland, think so.
They’ve introduce S.B. 107, which, would make an assault on a bus driver or other transit employee more serious than an assault on an ‘ordinary’ citizen.Read More →
Suppose your employer announced a five percent reduction in income and, because of that, a five percent reduction in pay for all employees.
Would you expect him to demand that you return five percent of the pay you’ve already received?
But that’s the scenario facing the state of Ohio.Read More →
Today is a special day for Ohioans – it’s our Tax Freedom Day.
What’s that, you ask?
Well, until today you’ve been working for Uncle Sam. Not literally, of course, but it takes Ohioans until April 12 to earn enough money to pay all their taxes for next year.Read More →
Ohio has a good reputation when it comes to openness and transparency with a citizen-favored public records law that applies to all public agencies, including mandatory training on the law for all public officials and financial ramifications for non-compliance.
But there is still room for improvement when it comes to the requirements of the Open Meetings Act.
Sen. Shannon Jones, R-Springboro, has introduced S.B. 93 to mandate additional information in motions to hold executive sessions and to expand the fees and expenses that may be recovered for violations of the Open Meetings Act.Read More →
Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans are groaning this week as they write painfully large checks to the government.
The government, though, has been writing a lot of big checks of its own. The biggest checks come right at year’s end, when abstractions like unfunded liabilities turn into very real cash for thousands of state employees.Read More →