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 [...]
New Poll Indicates Budget Stalemate is Taking a Toll on Popularity of Governor and State Lawmakers
The Quinnipiac University poll released Friday shows voters support Governor Ted Strickland’s proposal to place slot machines at racetracks around the state.
But the poll finds an even larger majority believes voters should decide the issue in a referendum instead of leaving the decision to the state legislature. Strickland said again Thursday he believes the people elected him and state lawmakers to deal with the budget crisis, and the slot machine proposal is the best way to do that.
The budget stalemate is taking a toll on Strickland’s popularity and that of state lawmakers. The Quinnipiac poll says Strickland has his lowest approval rating since taking office. And 49% of voters disapprove of the job the state legislature is doing.