Thursday, February 26, 2009

Columbus Has Good News!

This morning's Dispatch:
The Columbus Police Training Academy will welcome 26 recruits to a refresher course today after their jobs were saved by a grant from the federal economic-stimulus package....
...."The stimulus package is already working," the mayor said at a news conference with most of the recruits standing behind him. "It will save this police class."

The city learned Sunday that it will receive $1.25 million to pay the officers' salaries from March 2 to Dec. 31, but it didn't get the confirmation in writing from the Justice Department until Tuesday....

We can see visible results from the stimulus package passed because of support from all the Democrats in the U.S. House and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown. We should thank them for their votes in favor of the package.

**** Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner will decide Jon Husted's residency, according to a story in the Dayton Daily News. Since the Montgomery County Board of Elections had a tie vote on whether Husted actually resided in Kettering, Brunner will make the final decision.

We'll see what happens to Husted, who is considered a Republican "golden boy."