The Virginia-based group, Americans for Prosperity, has sent mailers to some households in Franklin County urging a ‘no’ vote on Issue 6, a proposed 1.25 mill property tax levy for Columbus Zoo operations.
A national survey undertaken by the bipartisan polling firms of Hart Research and American Viewpoint indicates overwhelming public opposition (69% to 27%) to proposals to eliminate government funding of public broadcasting, with voters across the political spectrum opposed to such a cut, including 83% of Democrats, 69% of independents and 56% of Republicans. More than [...]
Three bills have already been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to cut or eliminate federal funding for public broadcasting. Their introduction highlights the very real threat to public broadcasting funding. There are currently no companion bills in the Senate and no current action scheduled on these bills, but we will keep you updated [...]
In the coming weeks, public broadcasting will be under the biggest threat of extinction in its history. The fiscal strength of stations around the country is already at an all-time low due to the economic issues of the past two years, plus state funding for stations in Ohio have been reduced over 60 percent over [...]