Why my plastic bags go to the landfill: The City tells us they should.

So, I was always wondering why the City of Toledo would have a problem with plastic bags going into the landfill. Most of the plastic bags I have, have a little recycling logo at the bottom of the bag, and I thought it was strange with such a high recycling rate in the City, why this would be a problem. Then I remembered why I have never recycled a plastic bag, but more on that in a second.

Toledo Young Republican Club Seeks Advisory Opinion From Ohio Elections Commission

TOLEDO, OH — The Toledo Young Republican Club has requested an advisory opinion from the Ohio Elections Commission following the passage of a number of property tax levies in Lucas County on November 4, 2008.

Las Vegas - world series of poker winner to pay 72 % ! tax on his winnings

  This kid  is  from Denmark.  Will the U.S. tax structure  go in this direction too  ?

  This year's winner, Peter Eastgate, 24, hails from Denmark. Assuming he is
subject to Danish taxation he faces an effective tax bite of 72.27%.

Resolution of the Sylvania Merger Issue Is Good

They say the voters are never wrong, and that is certainly the case with the Sylvania merger issue. In this instance the status quo is pretty good. Both Sylvania governments are currently financially sound and providing similar services to their residents. My motivation in pursuing the merger was to secure lower real estate taxes for everyone in both jurisdictions and a lower earned income tax rate in the entire community.

Troy Neff Show: Dear Friends of the Mayor

Here is the e-mail that Troy received from the Mayor relating to saving COSI

Dear Friends of the Mayor,

I'm confused....250K, 200k, 150k which is it?

In the past week I have read or heard the Obama campaign preach about tax breaks for those making from 250K or less all the way down to those making 150k or less as evidenced by the following:

Under the Obama Plan:
Middle class families will see their taxes cut – and no family making less than $250,000 will see their taxes increase.

PNC Financial buying National City for $5.58B

NEW YORK October 24, 2008, 10:27 am ET · PNC Financial Services Group Inc. said Friday it is acquiring National City Corp. for $5.58 billion in stock and cash and will receive $7.7 billion in capital through the government's recently passed bailout plan.

Mayor plans 3-day Toledo shutdown to save money by halting nonessentials

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner yesterday announced plans to shut down all nonessential government business for three days before the end of the year to help address the city's projected $10 million general operating fund deficit.

Mr. Finkbeiner said the move would save the city $1 million over all its funds - $300,000 of which would apply to the general fund.

Sylvania Merger – Deception, Dishonesty and Outright Lies

Mayor Craig Stough and the fat cat Sylvania City Council won't leave it alone. Frustrated with stealing township land one small parcel at a time by holding the landowners hostage to water, His Corpulence has decided to try for all the marbles under the guise of a merger between the city of Sylvania and Sylvania Township. He outlines a few of his reasons in a letter to the editor:

Toledo City Council split in its vote on support for 5 local levies

Toledo City Council has for years routinely rubber-stamped purely ceremonial resolutions offering support for tax levies appearing for a vote on Election Day, but last night the practice started a debate among the councilmen.

Young Republicans support lower taxes, unlike Jon Stainbrook and the "New Party"

If this is an example of the "New Party", then we are in for only more disappointment. It sounds very Rinoish. Thank goodness that the Young Republicans (I am Vice President) are standing up for lower taxes and good government. If you did not hear Jon this morning on Fred's show you should.
Young Republicans oppose Republican Party Levy Endorsement

TPS wants you to know its levy renewal is "Emergency Requirements"

The absentee ballots have gone out and seeing the wording on TPS's levy renewal raised my eyebrows. Who approved the wording and the font? Looks a little misleading, look for yourself. I apologize for the blurriness, you can click on the image to get a larger version.

McCain mortgage plan shifts costs to taxpayers

NEW YORK ( -- Under a mortgage rescue plan announced at the debate Tuesday night by Senator John McCain, much of the burden of paying to keep troubled borrowers in their homes will shift to taxpayers.

Tax breaks big and small sweeten financial bailout

WASHINGTON - Wind power developers, disaster victims, college students, teachers and millions of taxpayers and businesses stand to see substantial benefits from the tax relief package that lawmakers added to the huge financial rescue plan.

So will more narrowly focused groups, including motor sports racetrack owners, film producers and bicycle commuters.

Erie Street Market drew single promoter applicant

In an attempt to bolster the controversial new entertainment venue created with taxpayer money at the city-owned Erie Street Market near downtown Toledo, the Finkbeiner administration unsuccessfully sought to attract promoters to book shows at the building.

Lamar gets tax break for downtown move

Lamar Advertising Co. will move its regional sales and marketing office back to downtown Toledo after eight years on Matzinger Road, Mayor Carty Finkbeiner announced yesterday.

The company plans to move 21 employees to 116 South Erie St. and it will spend slightly more than $2 million to purchase and renovate the vacant building.


  • I'm voting Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
  • I'm voting Democrat because freedom of speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.
  • I'm voting Democrat because when we pull out of Iraq I trust that the bad guys will stop what they're doing because they now think we're good people.
  • Presenting science questions to John McCain and Barack Obama

    Science Debate 2008 -- an effort spearheaded by half a dozen voters concerned about the state of American science -- posed 14 questions to the major parties' presidential candidates, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.

    Bush says government role essential to ease crisis

    "This is a pivotal moment for America's economy," Bush said. He said that a financial contagion that began with low-quality home mortgages had "spread throughout our financial system."

    "This has led to an erosion of confidence that has frozen many financial transactions including loans to consumers and to businesses seeking to expand and create jobs," Bush said.

    Custom Deco isn't moving, Toledo mayor says

    Boelter considered moving Custom Deco and its 200 jobs from its location at 1343 Miami St. to Wisconsin, Mr. Finkbeiner said. The city's department of development assisted Custom Deco in packaging $1.75 million in acquisition financing, the mayor said.

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