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 [...]
Groups Hope For Raises For Ohio Elected Officials
Groups representing elected officials in Ohio who haven’t had pay raises in years are hopeful that state lawmakers will increase those officials’ salaries.
Ohio’s trial-court and appellate-court judges haven’t had pay raises since at least 2008. State legislators, county elected officials and township trustees also haven’t seen raises since then.
All those officials’ pay is set in Ohio law and can be increased only by a legislative vote. Lawmakers have not taken such a vote in about 14 years when they approved cost-of-living adjustments for most through 2008.
A spokeswoman for House Speaker William Batchelder says he has not determined what to do about the pay-raise issue.