Our Lobbyist Don Heuer asked us to post the following information on the group “American for Prosperity”. From Don Heuer: I wanted to provide to you a selected portion of David H. Koch’s material on his initiative on Americans for Prosperity:… Read More ›
Month: June 2018
ADAMHS Board annual meeting
In our effort to be honest and transparent on all issues, we want to be sure to document when a governmental agency does the right thing for taxpayers. We became aware of the annual meeting of the ADAMHS Board at… Read More ›
So how do other States deal with property taxes and seniors?
Thanks to our Lobbyists Jim from Painesville for this great article on State Property Tax and Assessment Freezes: http://www.ncsl.org/research/fiscal-policy/state-property-tax-freezes-and-assessment-freezes.aspx We will continue to push for tax relief for seniors and those living on fixed incomes.
Concord Permissive Vehicle Tax…..I need bigger pockets
To all the patriots out there – I am back from short vacation, ready to start saving the Republic again, one day at a time. We continue to gather real estate tax information from the nine Northeast Ohio counties, that… Read More ›
Public Meeting on the extra $5.00 license fee….what a tangle web we weave…
I attended a public meeting on Tuesday 6/12 held by the County Engineer, Mr. Gills, and the County Commissioners. The subject was the proposed permissive motor vehicle $5.00 tax. Here is what I learned: Another $5.00 tax, approved by the… Read More ›
Concord Residents….let your voices be heard
This has been sent to us by a concerned Concord resident: Please attend the Concord Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, at 7:00 pm at Town Hall. A developer wants to build high-density homes on Concord-Hambden, near the intersection with Ravenna. See… Read More ›
Are dangerous people teaching your children?
Here is a link to a five minute video that describes what many of our colleges have become. https://www.prageru.com/videos/dangerous-people-are-teaching-your-kids
Dark Side of Regionalism…..this will be a great meeting..
Tuesday 6-19 “The Dark Side of Regionalism” This is last General Meeting until September. This is a super followup to last month and how our Property Taxes will remove us from our property at the rate they are increasing. To this… Read More ›
Our mission to help all Ohioans keep their homes has started
We are moving forward with our project trying to prevent Ohioans from being priced out of their homes because of the ever-increasing real estate taxes. We are going to start with nine counties in Northeast Ohio, and will be asking… Read More ›
Heads up….County wants more of your money…
Public Hearings – Proposed Additional County Permissive Annual Motor Vehicle License Tax – Wednesday, May 23, 2018 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Public Hearings Proposed Additional County Permissive Annual Motor Vehicle License Tax In accordance with Section 4504.24 of the Ohio… Read More ›
Education and Medicaid…..
Interesting article from the Center for Community Solutions that sees a link between students performing better in school if there is better access to health care. We are already spending in excess of $684 million a year in Ohio providing… Read More ›
Awesome mural in Amherst….
There are lots of patriots in Amherst, Ohio. When I had the chance to speak to them yesterday, I saw this mural on a building as a memorial to our veterans. Simply awesome, note the flag coming out of the… Read More ›
An Aging Population…..we are all playing the back nine of life
We have known for quite some time that our population is aging (it is the “baby boomers” rounding third and heading home), but we have never seen any projected numbers. So we thought that we would try our hand at… Read More ›
Housing Affordability Threshold……just in case you are still not clear on this
We have been asked why, when we are discussing the ever increasing property taxes, we seem to be focusing on those living on fixed incomes rather that the general population. The answer is because seniors on fixed incomes are going… Read More ›
United Way needs Lake County volunteers…….RSVP – are you listening?
Thanks to Lobbyist John for this article about United Way needing volunteers. It has us a bit perplexed. There seems to be duplication of efforts, and therefore, excess costs to the taxpayers. United Way is asking “non-profits” for projects to… Read More ›
Lorain Tea Party …..we keep spreading the word….
What Do Local Taxes Do? Mainstreet Community Center 255 Park Ave., Amherst, OH 44001 Doors open at 8:30 am. Program starts at 9:00 am We welcome Brian Massie of Lobbyists For Citizens (https://myneighborsandme.com/), a group in Lake County that is holding local governments… Read More ›
Public School Teachers’ Pay…..
Here is an interesting article on public school teachers’ pay. https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/teacher-pay-inefficient-not-too-low-correct-structural-issues/ Here is an excerpt of the article that stood out to me: ” Teachers may be middle-class employees, but they’re upper-middle-class retirees.” “Teachers’ fringe benefits weren’t always that generous. According… Read More ›
Public Education…..is the future here?
We found this interesting article written in 2016 about the current state of affairs in public education. https://owlcation.com/academia/What-Will-US-Public-Education-Be-Like-in-the-Future Here is an excerpt from the article: “There are several issues that have led to the changes we are now seeing in… Read More ›
Forbes House fundraiser…save the date October 12, 2018
We want everyone to be aware of Lake County’s domestic abuse center. Since they are no longer receiving financial support from the ADAMHS Board (we have previously written about the problem), they need your help. They are having a fundraiser… Read More ›
Holiday Inn & more coming to Concord…..
Thanks to the Lake County Port Authority for this information: Concord Township Breaks Ground for New Hotel Concord Township’s business corridor continues to evolve as construction begins for a new four-story, 100-room Holiday Inn Express. Unistar Hospitality, LLC submitted plans for the $4.7… Read More ›
Marijuana sales…..coming to a corner near you….this will not end well
Thanks to Lobbyist Kim for this information on the State of Ohio issuing licenses to these establishments. In my opinion, this has disaster written all over it. Just another issue where the State and select money brokers will make a… Read More ›
Planned Parenthood…..Margaret Sanger’s nightmare on society..
We thank our Lobbyist Don for this information on Planned Parenthood. We know this is a controversial topic, but we do not shy away from controversial topics. Let your voice be heard. Here is a link to the ACLJ website… Read More ›
Home Rehab programs……another Federal grant program
With all the research that we have been doing, we have been quite surprised about the amount of poverty in Lake County. There is quite a bit of federal, state and local taxes spent to address the problem. Another HUD… Read More ›
Unfunded Pension Liabilities…..a ruling from the State’s lawyers..updated
Updated: Tuesday, 6/5/18 We have been concerned about the unfunded pension liabilities that appear on local county government’s and political sub-division’s balance sheet. We contacted Representative Ron Young for assistance in trying to determine who is ultimately responsible for any… Read More ›
P.S.A. — Hazardous Waste Collection in Lake County
Everyone we know wants to ensure a clean, healthy environment . We are trying to help Lake County officials by being another voice for their Hazardous Waste Collection schedule. Here is a link to the website given dates and times… Read More ›
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