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TPS levy: thoughts and analysis

This in from Steven Flagg of the Urban Coalition http://www.tpsinfo.org .
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Tomorrow, February 4, 2010, the Toledo Board of Education meets in a special board meeting to, most likely, pass a resolution putting a levy on the May 4th primary election ballot.

Facts and Fiction About House Bill 428 - remove the $20 late license plate renewal fee

Over the past two months I have received many calls from constituents objecting to the new $20 late vehicle registration fee that was implemented by House Bill 2, the biennial transportation budget. When this fee was first brought to my attention during the debate on HB 2, I had to admit that I was perplexed.

If this proposed income tax increase passes my company is moving out of Toledo

I can't say who but it is a major employer in Downtown Toledo. This is so sad. I remember back in the 50's when downtown was booming. But times change and I agree with management it is time to make the move.

Mayor And Council To Hold Budget Working Meetings

Start: 2010-02-04 9:30 am
Start: 2010-02-04 9:30 am

The Mayor and City Council will continue to address the 2010 City Budget at a series of working mee

What is Phil Copeland up to Now?

I don't read the Blah. I keep hearing that Phil Copeland(d.-Toledo)has tried getting paid for meetings he hasn't attended, or something along those lines. Maybe someone can tell me the gist of some comments he recently made about the subject, as I cannot begin to understand what he said on several clips being played on the radio and TV.

Politics over qualifications: Peter Ujvagi now county administrator

The county commissioners should have voted for a professional administrator, not a professional politician.
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The Lucas County Commissioners on Tuesday morning voted 3-0 to hire current state Rep. Peter Ujvagi (D., Toledo) to be the county's next administrator.

Rep. Sears: Improve Medicaid, Save Tax Dollars

Offers testimony on cost-containment legislation to improve Medicaid system

Columbus—State Representative Barbara Sears (R-Sylvania) today offered sponsor testimony on House Bill 240, legislation that would fix inefficiencies in Ohio’s Medicaid system.

Child Abuse Prevention Month Essay Contest

LUCAS COUNTY CHILDREN SERVICES SPONSORS ESSAY CONTEST
Focus is on raising awareness of child abuse and neglect

(TOLEDO, Ohio - February 2, 2010) - Lucas County Children Services, the
governmental agency responsible for protecting children from abuse and
neglect, is sponsoring an essay contest open to all children in grades 7
and 8 in Lucas County.

Hateful Blade Readers

I recently had a letter of opinion published in the Blade. In it, I asked why liberals wanted us to butt out of other country's business (regarding Iraq and the Bush years) but now they want to get involved in rebuilding Haiti.

Metro Toledo buyers are loyal to Detroit 3

Brands snag 61% market share for '09, led by Ford