One has to understand that eventually the pie from taxpayer income will be totally gone. Income taxes are the perfect example. It is based on income! Every raise of a taxpayer, gives government an automatic increase in revenue. EVERY government level is out of money, and wants more. The state lowers the income tax but adds a sales tax hike. NEVER ends. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Live within your budget or shut down, they will find a way to keep themselves with a job.
July 22, 2015 at 9:28 a.m.
Typical headlines stating that tax revenues have declined, next thing will be the request from the government that because of the declining income, government needs more money from the taxpayer. Instead, the highlights should be talking about the added income to government coffers from the hundreds of thousands of dollars coming from casino's patrons. Patrons are taxed by government on every dollar they make by income tax at all levels of government, now they go to Casinos and loose to the extent of millions of dollars and the government collects new income, now millions $ extra and now only describe how revenue on the last quarter dropped.
July 18, 2015 at 10:38 a.m.
Make sure the public understands, hundreds of thousands of sewage discharge entered into the system, and this is just an INCIDENT that kills thousands of fish. Everyone concerned knew this situation exists, now want to blame it on the dogs, geese, yard runoff but is an acceptable event.When LUPO had brine runoff from a truck entered the system that killed nothing, disturbed nothing in the eco system where it was dumped, officials demanded and spent millions in clean up, prosecution and jail time for the private citizen but when government causes the problem, oh well, this is just an incident that by regulations caused the problem, and it will continue to occur and is OK.
July 8, 2015 at 8:33 a.m.
Anyone that doesn't think it is fair to hire an outside the community work force, should start their own company, make their own decisions, get a quality status, then underbid the competition. As it is, sounds like Dant Clayton corp. has the best expertise on the matter at hand and should hire who they feel is the most competent.
July 3, 2015 at 8:19 a.m.
Ryan is locked in a paradoxical state ever since he found out he couldn't control the Brazilian government.Wrong again on the statement " I don’t think anyone’s going to walk around and say, ‘You voted against this so early in the process,’” and be upset. - The president RYAN backs without question, is now being shown that he is not a king and decides everything he wants must happen.
May 8, 2015 at 6:21 a.m.
Now here is an expense that the state needs. $4.1m plus the extra cost of maintenance, care, fuel,extra support employees, all for 1 helicopter in Columbus, to support the rich man's playground in the sky.This copter is not designed for medevac operations, but for law enforcement.Medevac helicopters are already located throughout the state and are privately run for profit. Government can't find enough ways to spend money, but always need more to fund requirements that they issue such as schools, roads,local gov. SOUNDS like the state had extra money and had to spend instead of returning it to the tax payer which never happens,, government will always find a way to spend it.
May 5, 2015 at 8:28 a.m.
PAYING MORE,, GETTING LESS with government involved? You can count on it. First step Loree says:"establish a board" More gov. positions? Western Reserve Port Authority was dissolved in June 2014 for total disarray. Reformed and already had conflict with 1 new member as in JOHN BOCCIERI and his voting rights on some projects. Seems he just left gov. office in congress, and now appears in a new position at tax payer expense. The director of the WRPA according to Vindy Sept. 2014, collects $88,000 salary,Boccieri in the $20's and the list goes on, all at tax payer expense. If they have all of this expenditures and money to lend, sounds like they are collecting TOO much.
March 24, 2015 at 9:02 a.m.
The answer is in the story. Why does a city entity, funded with taxpayer money to run the government of the city, involved with owning a $2.3 M dollar farm? If they did not sell the mineral rights when the whole rest of the county residents that could, took the money and straight to the bank or if they did sell, where is this money accounted.Time for government to go back and do what they are expected and get out of all these projects on a whim that "this is a good idea", but someone took the money and ran! THE leaders always want to go back to the well (TAXPAYER) and want more. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
March 9, 2015 at 10:06 a.m.
In summary, Mahoning county needed more tax and got it, law enforcement needed and received , schools need more money from tax, got it , still need more, state needs more and will get it, OBAMA wants new taxes after last years health tax, THEY ALL GOT IT! and now they are upset because they each want more and feel some other entity is there first to upset the next increase they need. SALES TAX is based on selling and price. EVERY product price increase is an automatic increase in tax revenue. Officials claim the economy is booming and car sales are exploding, sounds like tax money should be pouring in, but controllers say they are all broke. Then of course there is government waste, fraud, unsupervised expenses, theft and on and on. THE bottom line,, the taxpayer is getting ripped off and doing nothing to stop all of the corruption and not understanding the system is out of control. Time for PEOPLE to take back control of leadership and make them accountable to us and not us to them!
February 3, 2015 at 10:34 a.m.
by the logic that is being displayed, walking and talking should be banned, if your brain is not capable of handling more than 1 function at a time,, you are right, classify them as an idiot. As far as the results of the studies, the study was determined as cell phone use, and did not separate text from talking, the law states texting, police say my word against your word which is a defense in any case!
January 5, 2015 at 9:02 a.m.