Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
House Ok’s Veteran Bonuses
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The Ohio House has voted to award bonuses to veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars using $200 million from the state’s rainy day fund.
The Republican-controlled House voted 53-41 on Tuesday to dole out bonuses of up to $1,000 each from the emergency fund. Gov. Ted Strickland has said he will veto the bill because he opposes using state emergency funds when Ohio faces a projected $7 billion deficit over the next two years.
The Senate would have to pass the House bill before it could be sent to Strickland.
The governor has said he supports a proposal passed by the Senate that would pay the bonuses using bonds – the same way it’s been done in the past.
Veterans who served in the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War are also eligible for the bonuses.