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        The Oregon Economic Development Foundation is helping launch a business retention and expansion program.

        Over the next several weeks, nearly 1,000 businesses in Oregon will have an opportunity to help better understand the issues facing companies in today’s economy.

        The first phase of the project will involve surveying nearly 1,000 businesses on and around the Navarre Avenue business corridor, according to Sommer Vriezelaar, executive director of the Foundation. The area has the largest concentration of Oregon businesses.

       Oregon City Council on Monday approved an agreement with Volunteer to act as the city’s natural gas supplier for a 24 month period.

        The city is a charter member of the Northwest Ohio Aggregation Coalition (NOAC), which was formed in 2003 after legislation permitted aggregation by governments of gas and electric purchases to cut costs for consumers. Since 2003, NOAC has saved residents and small businesses millions in natural gas bills versus the Columbia Gas tariff price.

       State Representative Steve Arndt, R – Port Clinton, has provided testimony to a bill that would   provide local authority over “junk” watercraft similar to that covering junk vehicles.

        Arndt told the House State and Local Government Committee that he’s sponsoring House Bill 74 at the urging of rural residents in his district.

        The Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals has upheld a prison sentence for a man who had been on judicial release after being convicted of making phone threats to schools in Lucas and Ottawa counties.

        The appeals court ruled that the Ottawa County Common Pleas Court didn’t err in revoking community control probation sanctions for Charles Tingler and instead impose the prison sentence.

        Governor Mike DeWine last week outlined his H2Ohio water quality initiative, which he is introducing as part of his proposed budget for the 2020-2021 biennium.

        “Water is vital to everyone, yet communities throughout the state face real and different challenges, such as algae blooms, failing septic tanks, nutrient pollution, and threats of lead contamination,” Gov. DeWine said. “We cannot continue to lurch from water crisis to water crisis. I am proposing an H2Ohio initiative that would allow us to invest in targeted, long-term solutions to ensure safe and clean water across the state of Ohio.”

 

Universal Income

What do you think of presidential candidate Andrew Yang's proposal for a universal basic income of $1,000 per month for every adult?
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