What is $23 quadrillion amoung friends?
5 years ago
What I am thinking about. Simple enough eh?
Issue 1 is a question that by law appears on the ballot every 20 years. It has never been approved since the 1910's. From what I can tell no one is pushing for this.
Issue 2 deals with how the congressional district lines are redrawn every ten years. Currently, the lines are drawn by our electric officials in columbus. The republicans have been in charge and have drawn spaghetti lines across the state to keep as many republicans in power as possible. Issue 2 would set up a commission the draw the lines. Issue 2 is being pushed by a coalition of groups including ohio democratic party, Ohio Libertarian Party, a variety of labor groups and the League of Women Voters of Ohio. I am personally will be voting yes on this issue.
School Levies are the hard. I am not universally against them. I do want to support our local schools. It is reasonable to pay a little extra due the to state cuts. However, I do believe that the school district needs to make a strong case additional taxes. Simply stating there will be devastating if this does not pass is pathetic. I need to know, what will be cut, if the levy fails and what will be funded in the levy passes. From what I understand if this levy does pass Xenia will be one of the highest taxed school districts in the state. I think budget cuts should start with administrative salaries.