Michael Carroll

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Name: Michael Carroll
Date registered: July 12, 2017
URL: http://watchdog.org

Latest posts

  1. Foes of Ohio drug-pricing initiative see many side effects for state — September 5, 2017
  2. Ohio, Pennsylvania among states with highest student loan debts — August 23, 2017
  3. Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin score well in manufacturing report; Illinois not so much — July 25, 2017
  4. Ohio grants property tax relief to farmers, but some fear homeowners will pay a price — July 21, 2017
  5. Proposed legislation would open up records on federal pension recipients — July 19, 2017

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Sep 05

Foes of Ohio drug-pricing initiative see many side effects for state

An Ohio ballot initiative that aims to cut prescription drug costs for millions has drawn opposition from health officials, business groups and community organizations, all of whom find the measure’s promises hard to swallow.

The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act,

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/294678/foes-ohio-drug-pricing-initiative-see-many-side-effects-state/

Aug 23

Ohio, Pennsylvania among states with highest student loan debts

Ohio and Pennsylvania’s first- and third-place finishes on a recent national ranking of student indebtedness comes as no surprise to those familiar with the issue in the two states.

The personal-finance website WalletHub earlier this month released the study, which

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/294422/ohio-pennsylvania-among-states-highest-student-loan-debts/

Jul 25

Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin score well in manufacturing report; Illinois not so much

The Midwest as a whole received relatively high grades in an annual rating of states’ manufacturing industries, but Illinois’ manufacturing sector is still struggling due to an unpredictable economic climate and unfunded public liabilities.

The 2017 Manufacturing & Logistics Report …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/293898/michigan-ohio-wisconsin-score-well-manufacturing-report-illinois-not-much-2/

Jul 21

Ohio grants property tax relief to farmers, but some fear homeowners will pay a price

Ohio just modified how it calculates property taxes for agricultural lands in order to rescue farmers from soaring tax bills, but some fear the fix will eventually burden homeowners and provide less funding for some school districts.

The state’s operating …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/293969/ohio-grants-property-tax-relief-farmers-fear-homeowners-will-pay-price/

Jul 19

Proposed legislation would open up records on federal pension recipients

A Florida congressman and an open-government organization have launched a campaign to make key information on federal pension recipients subject to public disclosure.

The legislation, which is being sponsored by Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, would make information about pension recipients …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/293976/proposed-legislation-open-records-federal-pension-recipients/

Jul 17

GOP tax reforms stoke debate in states with large manufacturing, agriculture sectors

A congressional panel last week spotlighted how federal tax reform could help small businesses, but one possible component of the GOP reform plans would cost businesses an estimated $1.5 trillion over the next decade.

Though a hearing scheduled Thursday by …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/293974/gop-tax-reforms-stoke-debate-states-large-manufacturing-agriculture-sectors-2/

Jul 14

Ohio gets down to business of retooling its workforce

Ohio’s state government leaders are venturing beyond tax policies, fiscal issues and regulations and into the wonky realm of realigning its workforce and higher education system to better meet the needs of businesses.

Since taking office in 2011, Gov. John

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/293877/ohio-gets-business-retooling-workforce/

Jul 12

Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin score well in manufacturing report; Illinois not so much

The Midwest as a whole received relatively high grades in an annual rating of states’ manufacturing industries, but Illinois’ manufacturing sector is still struggling due to an unpredictable economic climate and unfunded public liabilities.

The 2017 Manufacturing & Logistics Report …

Permanent link to this article: http://watchdog.org/293942/michigan-ohio-wisconsin-score-well-manufacturing-report-illinois-not-much/