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Posted May 05, 2013 in Op-Eds
Slashing taxes is not an effective way to promote job growth
Columbus is taking half of the funds historically shared with local governments, schools and libraries, and using it to pay for state programs and cut... read more
Posted April 14, 2013 in Op-Eds
Contrary to what the “drown the government” crowd claims, economies are complicated. It takes good infrastructure, great schools, excellent universities and diverse industries to get highly productive workers and a good quality of life. Often,... read more
Posted March 23, 2013 in Op-Eds
At a board meeting early in my career, I proudly presented a carefully crafted plan to leverage public funds, employ inner city workers, clean up polluted urban land, and integrate the building trades at the... read more
Posted March 03, 2013 in Op-Eds
GOV. John Kasich proposes a major revamp of Ohio’s tax system, cutting income taxes and broadening the sales tax. His plan would transfer wealth from our state’s poor and middle class to those who are... read more
Posted February 11, 2013 in Op-Eds
In this weak recovery, here’s some rare good news: approximately 215,000 of the state’s lowest-paid workers got a small raise on Jan 1, as the state’s minimum wage increased by 15 cents to $7.85.
Thanks to... read more
Posted July 31, 2012 in Op-Eds
On July 20th, Seth Rosen, 55, finished five months of negotiating a contract for some of the 70,000 workers and retirees he represented as vice president of the Communication Workers of America District 4. He... read more
Posted July 08, 2012 in Op-Eds
Ohio has been on a self-imposed austerity plan for years. The state’s tax overhaul in 2005 cut taxes in a big way for business and top earners, but in a small way for the rest... read more
Posted June 04, 2012 in Op-Eds
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas has generated heated debate in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, three of the states that sit above the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations.
Like the workers... read more