Monthly Archives: February 2010

Congressman Mike Turner Spent $1,309,220 Last Year Of Tax Money To Pay Personnel And Maintain Offices

The “Statement of Disbursements of The House” every quarter shows what each member of the U.S. House of Representatives spends.  I looked up the record for the congressman for my district, Mike Turner, who represents Ohio’s 3rd Congressional District.  It … Continue reading

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Pushing Kids To “Early College,” At End Of 10th Grade, Is Opposite Of Advancing Authentic High School Reform

Should academically successful adolescents go to college at the end of their tenth grade? An editorial this week in the DDN urges Ohio to adopt this early college idea, but the proposal brings up a lot of questions. The DDN … Continue reading

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Only One-Half Of County Precincts Have Candidates For Montgomery County Dems’ Reorganization Meeting

Here is a PDF showing the names of delegates seeking election to the Montgomery County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting. Every precinct is allowed to elect one delegate at the May 4 Democratic Primary. The deadline to get the name on … Continue reading

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Most Kettering Teachers Will Receive Salary Increases Of 8% Per Year — If 6.9 Mill Property Tax Is Approved

The Kettering Board of Education at its Feb. 16 meeting, this evening, will discuss its plans to place a 6.9 mill operating levy on the May 4 ballot.  The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Recital Hall … Continue reading

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Kettering Schools Paid $19,000 For A Professional Poll To Evaluate Public Support For New Property Tax Levy

Kettering Schools paid $19,000 to a professional polling business, Strategic Visioning, Inc., to gather information about Kettering voters’ opinion about Kettering Schools. The introduction to the report says, “This study was commissioned to determine voters’ attitudes toward Kettering City School … Continue reading

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What If More Democracy Is The Answer?

I had a nice lunch yesterday at Mama DeSalvo’s restaurant as a guest of the South Dayton AMBUCS Club. I was the guest speaker. AMBUCS is a service organization, originally called the American Business Club, that every year provides equipment … Continue reading

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