Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
WOSU News Archives For: 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.
Once again voters in the Southwestern City Schools District have said no to paying higher property taxes for the system.
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.
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.
With about half of the precincts reporting, the yes votes for the Columbus income tax maintained a lead over the no votes.
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 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.