Ohio Families Losing Ground as Incomes Fall

Today, Opportunity Ohio released a short report on recently released household income data for the 50 states.  Ohio Families Losing Ground as Incomes Fall by Mary McCleary details Ohio’s plight over the last decade as the state has continued to drop in household income rankings.  From 2011 to 2012, Ohio’s inflation adjusted median household income fell over $1,200.  Currently, Ohio ranks 10th worst among the states with a median household income of $44,375, which […]

Opportunity Ohio Releases Levy Calculator & School Data Tool

Today Opportunity Ohio released a new transparency tool to help citizens hold their school districts accountable for spending choices.  This tool will be especially valuable to homeowners as they try to figure out how money proposed levies will cost them annually.  The tool also contains fiscal information for each district.  Please check out this groundbreaking tool here.

Below is the press release that Opportunity Ohio sent out earlier today:

Contact:  Mary McCleary, 614-636-2663

Opportunity Ohio Releases Groundbreaking […]

By |October 2nd, 2013|All Posts, Educational, News, Ohio Politics, Press Releases, Resources|Comments Off on Opportunity Ohio Releases Levy Calculator & School Data Tool

Opportunity Ohio Releases 2012-2013 Teacher Salaries

Opportunity Ohio released new K-12 teacher salary data this morning.  Check out their website to search the database.  This information is especially important as many school districts are asking taxpayers for additional money in November.  Generally speaking, employee compensation accounts for about 80 percent of any district’s expenditures.  Also, keep in mind that most school employees only work about 180 days per year, whereas the normal work year consists of 260 days.

PRESS RELEASE
September 27, […]

1851 Center Moves to Protect Ohioans’ Initiative and Referendum Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT
Maurice A . Thompson

Legal Center Moves to Protect Ohioans’ Initiative and Referendum Rights from Legislative Suppression
Key features of Senate Bill 47 “reform” violate Ohio Constitution and First Amendment speech and associational rights, restrict free trade
Columbus, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today moved in federal court to immediately enjoin the state from enforcing Senate Bill 47’s new limits on Ohioans’ initiative and referendum rights. The legislation, which became […]

3rd Annual “We the People Convention” Coming to Columbus on September 28

We the People Convention
4682 State Route 43 • Kent, Ohio • 44240
866-427-9257 • 800-846-4632 (Fax) • www.WethePeopleConvention.org

PRESS RELEASE
Tuesday, September 4, 2013
Contact: Tom Zawistowski

MEDIA NOTE: Convention Program Schedule Attached

KENT, OH – Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention, announced today that the 2013 We the People Convention will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Columbus, OH. A main focus of the 2013 WTPC will be a two hour presentation and discussion […]

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Agenda 21 forum on Wednesday, September 11th in Independence, OH

Citizens’ Sovereignty
vs.
Regionalism
FORUM
Join us: September 11, 2013
Independence Civic Center
6363 Selig Drive, Independence, OH  44131
Click for MAP
7:00pm-9:00pm
Doors open 6:30pm
RSVP: http://www.davidfrost.org

Your local elected representatives are also being invited to hear Citizens’ Advocacy Forum concerns and your questions about:

What is your local government doing to protect your control over your property rights?
When will the public have a voice in Regional Planning?
How and why to Regional Government Systems hurt the economy and destroy the Republic?
Where in a regional government […]

By |September 10th, 2013|Agenda 21, Educational, Events|Comments Off on Agenda 21 forum on Wednesday, September 11th in Independence, OH

“New Math” Primer for Old Folks

Parents may need a little help understanding the Common Core math their little ones are bringing home from school. We thought this video from Tom Lehrer might be helpful to you.

For a little background, check out our former post on the topic.

Enjoy!!

By |August 31st, 2013|All Posts, Common Core, Ohio Politics, U.S. Politics, Video|Comments Off on “New Math” Primer for Old Folks

The God Devine Allah registers to vote in Hamilton County, Ohio

“The God Devine Refinement Allah” is the latest of Ohio VIP’s challenged voters at the Hamilton County Board of Elections (BOE). Registered to vote on October 3, 2012, Mr. Allah was accepted by the Hamilton County BOE and entered onto the voter rolls at an address which does not exist.

This is NO JOKE! Click here to view the registration.

 

 

 

 

At the Hamilton County BOE meeting on Tuesday 8/27, Mary Siegel, who challenged Mr. Allah, put […]

By |August 29th, 2013|Ohio Politics, Voting|Comments Off on The God Devine Allah registers to vote in Hamilton County, Ohio

Obamacare … Fun, cool, and YOLO

Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (GPS) has produced a new video which uses a little humor to make  young, healthy Americans aware of what the Obamacare exchanges mean to them.

Please pass this along to the young person in your life – the 18-35 year old – and let them know that they are needed by Obama to pay more for their own health care so they can subsidize the health care of middle-aged America.

Yes, young people […]

By |August 29th, 2013|All Posts, Video|1 Comment

HPIO Medicaid Study Debunked

Today, Opportunity Ohio released its response the the Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO)’s study, which claims that Ohio taxpayers will save money by expanding Medicaid.  Unfortunately, this assertion is patently false as it is based on sub-par logic.  As the Opportunity Ohio response shows, taxpayers save the most money by capping future spending growth and not expanding Medicaid.  Though the HPIO study highlights several different scenarios, it fails to consider this option. In fact, […]

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