Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Carnival #77

The Carnival of Ohio Politics is up and running - filled with more links to interesting stories than I had time to read at one sitting.

I again have some links, as does Lisa over at Glass City Jungle. And welcome to Craig at Idea Treks!!

One interesting post worth reading right away is from The Virtuous Republic about Hamilton County Commissioners deciding to increase their sales tax after voters rejected the measure at the ballot...a referendum on the increase is in the works. There are so many lessons here for Lucas County...

2 comments:

Ben said...

Maggie, I agree, the story you linked to from the VR is crazy. Why even have elections if you are just going to ignore the results?

Maggie Thurber said...

Ben - there are numerous instances of something similar in Lucas County...there were votes on both the convention center and 5/3 Field...both were defeated, but the Board of County Commissioners found 'other' ways to pay for them.

Some think this was "creative" on behalf of the commissioners, but others thought 'why bother to ask us if you're going to do it anyway...and if there were 'other' alternatives than taxes, why didn't you just do that in the first place?'

Anyway, it's going against the wishes of the voters...never a good idea...

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