Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
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.
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.
Voters in the South-Western City Schools district turned down an operating levy. This was the second time the proposal was on the ballot.
Voters in one part of Columbus will vote on two tax issues – the income tax and a school levy. South-Western City Schools is once again asking voters to increase their taxes. And once again the issue has generated fierce debate.
Members of the Columbus School district levy millage committee is preparing the present to the Board of Education the results of its research into levy options for the school district.
Central Ohio Transit Authority officials say they’re studying service improvements now that a new source of revenue is on the horizon. Voters narrowly approved a quarter-percent tax levy that begins in January 2008.