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5 Comments · Wednesday, November 2, 2011
When voters go to the polls on Nov. 8, they will be faced with making a bevy of wide-ranging decisions that will directly and indirectly impact their lives in the months and years ahead. They range from whether Ohioans will be subject to the provisions of federal health-care reforms passed by Congress in late 2009 to whether police and firefighter unions may negotiate for staffing levels to whether Cincinnati should develop any passenger rail projects during the next decade.  

Senate Bill No. 5 Energizes Unions, Democrats

Critics question private sector’s motives

3 Comments · Wednesday, November 2, 2011
If the latest Quinnipiac University Polling Institute survey holds true, which reveals that 57 percent of Ohio’s registered voters favor repealing Senate Bill No. 5 while only 32 percent oppose it, then the controversial measure is doomed. And if the opposition to SB 5 does turn out in an off-year election to vote “no” on Ohio Issue 2 , after gathering an all-time state record of 1.3 million signatures on petitions, what exactly has influenced and incited so many?   

Oct. 26-Nov. 1: Worst Week Ever!

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 2, 2011
No one has ever accused Citizens Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes (COAST) of being less than honorable and forthright. (Wait, no, that’s backwards. It happens all the time, sorry.) The group best known for arguing from the suburbs that the city should stop spending money trying to fix its problems today was accused by a pro-rail group of knowingly making false statements about streetcar funding.