Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Shaker Heights residents will vote next week on an income tax hike that city leaders say is made necessary by cuts in state funding. Tax opponents say the city should respond with cuts of its own. On the next Sound of Ideas, we'll hear from both sides on the Shaker proposal and talk about how cities across the state are dealing with lean times. Can communities afford to hike taxes? And what's being done to address these issues long term? Join us Wednesday at 9 with host Mike McIntyre.
Earl Leiken, Mayor, Shaker Heights
Mark Zetzer, Founder, Shaker Heights Taxpayer Union
Randy Cole, Ohio Controlling Board President and Office of Budget and Management Policy Advisor
Randy Gonzalez, Fiscal Officer, Jackson Township
Georgine Welo, Mayor, South Euclid
Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Assistant Law Professor, Cleveland State University
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