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Dueling Think Tanks See Different Realities In Labor Day Report

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8:03AM
September
2, 2014

This Labor Day, there are a record low number of Ohioans in the labor force – fewer than there have been since October 1978. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler talked to two economic experts who see that number – and others – in very different ways.

Franklin County Sales Tax To Be 2nd Highest In Ohio

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Franklin County's sales tax will increase to 7.5 percent January 1.
4:46PM
September
24, 2013

County Commissioners approved a sales tax hike this morning that puts Franklin County at the top in the 18-county central Ohio region. They say it is necessary due state funding cuts and more demand for services. But as WOSU reports critics say the move could have been avoided.

New Study Touts Low Cost Of Ohio Township Governance

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The Ohio Township Association commissioned the cost efficiency study
10:23AM
September 28, 2012

A new study says that townships, those unincorporated areas within a county, are the most cost-effective form of government compared to Ohio’s cities and villages. The report, commissioned by the Ohio Township Association, seems to counter claims that government consolidation is one way to help relieve fiscal pressures.