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Ready, Set, Vote

Posted Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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In less than a week we'll be going to the polls to vote on timely issues…unless you’ve already done so by mail. In either case, counting the votes in a timely manner doesn't appear to be an issue this time. Cuyahoga County expects smooth running after years of glitches. On the next Sound of Ideas, elections director Jane Platten talks about how early voting and new vote-counting machinery are easing the burden. And we'll explore why school districts keep begging voters for more cash. Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. on 90.3.


Education, Government/Politics


Jane Platten, director, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
Damon Asbury, Director of Legislative Services, Ohio School Boards Association
Keith Reed, editor, Catalyst-Ohio

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Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

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Joane Johnson 9:44 AM 10/27/10

I have never gotten it.  We get raises at work.  Most of us.  We see food bills, utilities and mortgages(variable loan sharking) rising almost weekly. Yet, we do not think this happens with our schools.  When I went to college in 1967, my total book fees, carrying 15 cr hrs was about $50.00. When my daughter attended BGSU in 1998, one book cost over $100.00. Do you think these prices remains the same in our schools?  Kids are sharing books.  We didn’t.  Some are zeroxed copies of lessons.  Ours were for tests, spelling lists, etc.  Pass a law to keep prices for everything, utilities, water, maintenance, supplies, etc. at pre 20th century levels, i will rail against levies, also.  Until then, grow up.  Our son is 37.  When he was born in 1973, milk was under $1.00 for a gallon, DELIVERED by Sealtest.  Today it is $5.00 and up.  Get it, yet?


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