WOSU News Archives For: August 4, 2009

South-Western City Schools Levy Fails Again

12:00AM
August
4, 2009

Voters in the South-Western City Schools district turned down an operating levy. This was the second time the proposal was on the ballot.

Southwestern City Schools Levy Fails Again

12:00AM
August
4, 2009

Once again voters in the Southwestern City Schools District have said no to paying higher property taxes for the system.

Columbus Tax Increase Prevails

12:00AM
August
4, 2009

Overcoming a sour economy and accusations of fiscal mismanagement, Columbus City officials and supporters are celebrating passage of the city’s first income tax increase in 27 years.

Income Tax Hike Leads, Southwestern Schools Levy Trails

12:00AM
August
4, 2009

With 91% of the Franklin County precincts reporting, The Columbus income tax issue maintained a healthy lead. Voters in the Southwestern City School District appear on the verge of rejecting another levy request.

Half Vote Counted, Tax Increase Maintains Lead

12:00AM
August
4, 2009

With about half of the precincts reporting, the yes votes for the Columbus income tax maintained a lead over the no votes.

Absentee Ballots Give Early Edge to Income Tax Hike

12:00AM
August
4, 2009

The results of early absentee ballots counted in Columbus give the edge to supporters of an increase in the city income tax. The Franklin County Board of Elections reports 7,048 (59%) absentee voters voted for the income tax increase while 4,869 (41%) people voted against it.

Columbus Voters Cast Ballots On Two Tax Issues; Columbus Could See First Tax Hike In 30 Years

12:00AM
August
4, 2009

Columbus voters head to the polls today (Tuesday) to cast ballots on a couple of local issues: one, a proposed city income tax increase….the other a school levy. Both proposals have sparked fierce debates. WOSU gives a recap of the issues.