Election 2014 http://wyso.org en Help Wanted At Area Boards Of Elections http://wyso.org/post/help-wanted-area-boards-elections <p>The lack of student interest and older residents unable to work the polls has created a shortage of workers.&nbsp; Hundreds of positions need to be filled before the May 6th primary.<br /><br />It takes 584 poll workers to get the job done in Greene County and right now the search is on to fill about 200 of those slots. Warren County needs nearly 150 more workers.</p><p>The problem in Montgomery County is even bigger.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:14:43 +0000 Wayne Baker 48575 at http://wyso.org Ohioans Can Start Early Voting on April Fool’s Day http://wyso.org/post/ohioans-can-start-early-voting-april-fool-s-day <p>Ohioans will vote on primary races for statewide offices, including Governor, as well as a statewide ballot issue that would allow the state to issue bonds for some capital improvements. There are more than 600 local issues on the ballot too.</p><p>On April first, election boards will start to mail out absentee ballots to those who have requested them, or Ohioans who want to vote early, in person, can vote at the early voting center designated by their county board of elections.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:04:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 47552 at http://wyso.org Kasich’s Midterm Budget: Compassionate Conservatism Or A Boon For The Wealthy? http://wyso.org/post/kasich-s-midterm-budget-compassionate-conservatism-or-boon-wealthy <p>Republican Governor John Kasich released his Mid-Biennium Review this week, a policy document that updates his previous budget and lays the framework for his administration's agenda for the upcoming year. The proposal includes plans for workforce development, education and veterans' issues. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler tells Emily McCord that Kasich's tax cuts are generating the most scrutiny from Republicans and Democrats alike as the governor faces re-election in the fall.</p><p></p><p><u>Key highlights of Kasich's tax proposal in the MBR: </u></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:31:39 +0000 Emily McCord 47070 at http://wyso.org Kasich’s Midterm Budget: Compassionate Conservatism Or A Boon For The Wealthy? Huber Heights To Seek Income Tax Increase http://wyso.org/post/huber-heights-seek-income-tax-increase <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">Huber Heights has announced plans to seek an income tax increase on the November 2014 ballot; the city is predicting budget shortfalls of $2.3 million per year.</span></p><p>“We’ve been using reserves for the past five or six years to provide the services we have out there today, and we’ve come to a crossroads,” says Scott Falkowski, Huber Heights Assistant City Manager.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:33:23 +0000 Lewis Wallace 46933 at http://wyso.org Huber Heights To Seek Income Tax Increase Libertarians Say They’ll Go To Federal Court To Get Back On Ballot http://wyso.org/post/libertarians-say-they-ll-go-federal-court-get-back-ballot <p>Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Friday that Libertarians Charlie Earl and Steven Linnabary won’t be on the May ballot in the races for governor and attorney general, respectively. The decision comes after hearings last week to protest the signatures that got them there. The ruling was a main topic of the Libertarians’ convention this weekend in Columbus, where Charlie Earl was one of the headline speakers.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:35:00 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 46842 at http://wyso.org