Officials in Columbus and Dayton Dayton are aiming to capitalize on backlash against a religious-objections law in neighboring Indiana that critics say could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Democrats and Republicans continue to debate the effectiveness of federal stimulus dollars that were provided to states earlier this year.
Ohio’s share of the Federal Reinvestment and Recovery Act does not, as officials had hoped, contain funding for a light rail system in Columbus. The Central Ohio Transit Authority wanted several hundred million dollars for the project. Instead, COTA is expected to receive much less.
Governor Strickland calls the more than $8 billion in federal stimulus money coming to Ohio “the right investment at the right time to jump start the stalled economy.” Strickland and other elected officials had high praise Wednesday for the federal stimulus package even as some individuals lined up to make a bid for some of the money.
In the current economic downturn, the Great Depression has been receiving a great deal of attention.
Parents who owe back child support payments or Ohioans who owe the state back taxes are finding they are not getting that economic stimulus check that was promised by Uncle Sam.
For several weeks, it appeared that Democratic Governor Ted Strickland’s mammoth job-creation proposal would be stalled by the legislature.
The man in charge of reviving economic development in Ohio says he has his work cut out for him.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and other city leaders are working on bringing new jobs and residential properties to Columbus. The mayor will ask city council Monday night to approve two more job incentive plans that could create 4,300 new jobs in Columbus.