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Posted March 25, 2009 in Op-Eds
Public transportation is not a priority in Ohio’s $7.6 billion transportation budget. Habitually, we spend less than 1 percent of our state transportation dollars on public transit, giving us the low ranking of 40th in... read more
Posted March 22, 2009 in Op-Eds
The just-passed federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will relieve need and help halt the economic hurricane that is devastating Ohio. Lower-income families and distressed communities have been especially hard hit by layoffs and foreclosures... read more
Posted April 22, 2008 in Op-Eds
For an economy in transition, retraining workers who have lost their jobs is one of the most important and promising roles government can play.
A retrained workforce helps companies find the right employees, allows workers to... read more
Posted April 08, 2006 in Op-Eds
As the federal income tax deadline nears, be careful about running to the nearest tax shop to get your taxes done.
Well, many paid preparers can take a large chunk of your refund by charging preparation... read more
Posted February 21, 2006 in Op-Eds
In a bid to retain auto jobs, the Ohio Legislature is considering a new tax incentive that would reward major automotive employers even if they slash their work forces.
Worried Michigan already has approved a new... read more
Posted September 05, 2005 in Op-Eds
Compared to a generation ago, adult workers in Ohio and the nation are vastly more productive. American workers generate 78 percent more output per hour than they did in 1973, with a particularly steep ascent... read more
Posted July 12, 2005 in Op-Eds
You may have seen people circulating petitions for it at the West Side Market. It s a proposed amendment to the Ohio constitution, backed by Secretary of State Ken Blackwell and his Citizens for Tax... read more
Posted April 14, 2005 in Op-Eds
Trapped between a Hummer and another SUV, each with one passenger, I asked myself, “Are gas prices too low?”
It’s true that, as this paper has reported, Ohio has seen a 30 percent jump in the... read more