The head of the Ohio Hispanic Coalition says Columbus has a large stake in potential changes to immigration law. Joseph Mas says the city has a larger undocumented population than other Ohio cities.
The county Board of Elections has told the Ohio Supreme Court it stands by its decision to reject an Orange Township fire levy because trustees missed a filing deadline by two minutes.
Tension over school funding is brewing in the quiet, picturesque city of Westerville. The board of education staved off a strike after teachers and board members agreed after a protracted battle over a new contract. Now a local non-profit group is waging a campaign to reduce a school tax levy.
The southeast Columbus suburb was one of just 10 Ohio districts able to pass a levy in Tuesday’s special election.
The advisory committee voted Tuesday morning to urge Columbus City Schools administrators to wait a year before asking voters to approve a 7.5-mil levy.
Election night results showed the levy failed by just eight votes, but a recount and provisional ballots helped the 5.9-mill levy pass by about 200 votes.
Voting is underway in the 2011 primary. School officials in Canal Winchester, Gahanna, Hilliard and Olentangy are asking voters for new money. Franklin County Board of Elections spokesman Ben Piscatelli says turnout will likely spike in some precincts.
Just days after slashing $13 million dollars from its budget, Pickerington Local School Board members say the cuts are not enough to sustain the district. Board members have decided to place another levy on the ballot later this year.
Voters in the South-Western City Schools district turned down an operating levy. This was the second time the proposal was on the ballot.
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.
Once again voters in the Southwestern City Schools District have said no to paying higher property taxes for the system.