Miami Valley voters will decide on a slew of tax levies for schools Tuesday. Across the Miami Valley, opponents of levies, especially new or additional ones, are saying they can’t take on extra property taxes. On the flip side, many school districts say they’ll have to cut programs, limit busing, or lay off staff to make slimmed-down budgets work. Read about some of the issues here.
City of Dayton residents will vote Tuesday on whether to allow electric aggregation. If passed, the ballot issue would allow the city to choose who supplies electricity to Dayton residents—a move the city says will save people money.
The Congressional panel dealing with budget negotiations met this week for the first time to avoid another potential government shutdown and maintain federal funding. The spending bill as it stands now will keep the government open until January 15. U.S.
The Clark County Board of Developmental Disabilities is asking voters to approve an 8-year, additional levy on Election Day.
The board had the same issue rejected last November. In 2012, voters handed the board its first levy defeat since 1967.
"If we are unsuccessful in passing our levy, we will have to cut some of the folks that we currently are serving," says Jennifer Rousculp, the Board Superintendent. She says cuts would hit home care services and self-sufficiency programs for the developmentally disabled.
On November 5th, voters in Springboro will elect three new school board members and perhaps chart a new course for the school district.
Over the past two years, the Springboro schools has been plagued by controversies, including discussions of creationism in the curriculum, experimenting with classes on the constitution, and building a charter school in the district. Now, a group of three candidates are trying to unseat the more conservative majority on the board.