The Air Force may soon get its first female four star general. On Monday, President Obama nominated Lt. General Janet C. Wolfenbarger to the rank of general. If confirmed by the Senate, she'd become commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio. She previously served as Vice Commander there.
Shaker Heights in Cleveland has some of the highest property tax rates in the state (roughly $3,700 per $100,000 of assessed home value).
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Millions of homeowners are finding out that their property taxes are either holding steady or climbing, even as their house may be worth much less. There may not be much they can do about it.
In Ohio, Cuyahoga County's fiscal officer, Wade Steen, has been taking many calls from unhappy homeowners. He says they most often live in a community where voters passed a recent levy. That's a property tax measure that boosts funding for things such as schools and libraries.
Over the past few months, Ohio has had its share of fighting over public sector unions' collective bargaining rights.
Earlier this year, thousands marched on the statehouse in Columbus, but those protests didn't get unions or their Democratic supporters very far. Senate Bill 5 passed the Republican-dominated Ohio Legislature on March 30 and Gov. John Kasich signed it into law the next day.