What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Well, it looks like in Ohio Issue 1 (judges electable until age 75) and Issue 2 (people's repeal of SB5, our anti-union law) are going down to defeat at around 60% to 40%. So that's good news. Unfortunately Issue 3 looks to be winning by the same margin. Fortunately it looks like they drastically altered their language and made it very specific about health care. That language is very different from the petition I saw being circulated (it was 3 pages long). So my bad for not double checking.

On the local issues the school tried adding a levy at 3.1mils, which came to $0.39/per $100 valuation. That was defeated 59% to 41%. I'm not usually against school issues, but our local school district sold a big tax increase (7.5 mils if memory serves) to build a new school about 6 years ago. When they were selling that levy (21 years, if memory serves) they promised to not ask to renew or replace another levy (a permanent improvement levy). Well, last year that levy expired and they tried to replace it (which would up the revenue). Since that levy expired, this levy was a new one, which was slightly higher.

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