Month: September 2018

Wickliffe has a budget shortfall…….tax levy on November ballot

Thanks to Lobbyist Kim for this News-Herald article on Wickliffe’ s budget shortfall. https://www.news-herald.com/news/lake-county/wickliffe-mayor-john-barbish-hosts-town-hall-meeting/article_ed443676-bced-11e8-9a08-17fae9982dd2.html Makes one wonder how long this budget crisis was known…..property taxes are about to go up for citizens. The mayor is realizing that there can be… Read More ›

One Reason Our Local Taxes Have Increased….we can thank the State of Ohio

Thanks to Lobbyist Ryan for this article on how Governor Kasich’s created a  $2.7 Billion cash surplus  in the State’s budget by reducing funds distributed to local governments. https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2018/08/gov_kasich_should_share_ohios.html https://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2018/07/ohios_rainy_day_fund_grows_to.html (LFC Comment: It is now incumbent on taxpayers to ensure… Read More ›

Medical Marijuana…..in Concord and Lake County

Thanks to Lobbyist Kim for this article on medical marijuana…..it provides a way to find doctors , licensed by the State of Ohio to dispense marijuana,  in Lake County by zip code or city. https://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/06/which_doctors_can_recommend_me.html?appSession=41742882EW8XTB0AGV4H78737U7SQNV9U5XLW9C07DB1Y0EKDW2EC1UN448AE07MWZN9212R17NYTZ1D0446L044M0PSY32D8BB3762IZN3FTR0K6TS27029VBQ76L9Y (LFC Comments:) Remember Oxycontin was first… Read More ›

Ohio is Aging….

The chart below is from the Center for Community Solutions.  It confirms what we have mentioned in previous posts that Ohio and Lake County are aging (not so gracefully).  We are committed to addressing the problem of increasing property taxes… Read More ›

A Paradigm Shift in Public Education is Needed….here is one idea

Thanks to Lobbyist Siobhan for letting us know about Gregg Lawson, of the Buckeye Institute, speaking out for universal school vouchers.  Here is a link to a web-site that details their ideas about Education Savings Accounts. http://theohiostar.com/2018/09/16/ohio-think-tank-recommends-politicians-end-education-by-zip-code-and-go-for-real-reform/ The State legislators… Read More ›