Each week this year (with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas) we will examine the fiscal and economic health of one of the U.S. states. Our 42nd state in this series is Ohio. Here are the top five (or more) things you need to know about the Buckeye State.
It can be difficult to write up a budget when a cloud of uncertainty is hovering over the economy. That’s currently the situation Ohio budget director Tim Keen is finding himself in.
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Our economy is tanking, but the national numbers don’t tell the whole story. We took a look at some individual states and saw how their struggling economies helped paint a more complete picture of our economic woes.
The Des Moines Register revealed that September home sales in Iowa declined 11.2 percent compared to last year, while the median home sale price climbed 5.8 percent. 336 fewer homes were sold than the year before.
According to the Dayton Daily News, Greene County in Ohio received federal funding to rehabilitate a covered bridge that is considered to be “historic.” A $520,000 federal grant was awarded to the county by the U.S. Department of Transportation to help fix the Stevenson Road Bridge, which is located in alightly traveled area.
Uncertainty in the marketplace has left many manufacturing industry leaders worried, especially in Wisconsin and Illinois.
“The economy is so bad, instead of Secret Service protection, the White House is using replacement refs to guard President Obama.” –Jay Leno
Ohio Governor John Kasich is fearful that Ohio’s economy is in a holding pattern until after the upcoming election, with further slowdown being a possibility.
The Federal Communications Commission has been providing free cell phones to those who are unable to pay for them since 2008, but how much is this program costing us today?