Reconstructing Dayton

Pivot: cut cities, not services.

The Coronavirus Crisis is going to cause havoc with municipal budgets that run off income tax. With huge swaths of newly unemployed not kicking in to the local government coffers, most cities are tightening their belts and reassessing where they allocate funds. Some early projections show cities may lose 10% to 20% of 2020 projected Read More

$39,446 says you can take photos in a library or in public

This is non-pandemic news. As civil rights laws are being trampled in the name of saving the human race, some of you may ignore this. Some may think it’s not important when people are dying from something we can’t see. And, like it or not- civil rights are something most of us don’t think about Read More

The post election shuffle: winners and losers

Elections have unintended consequences that the average voter never takes into account. The political junkies have entire scenarios modeled in advance. No matter who wins and who loses- jobs are affected, careers changed and dreams created and hopes dashed. For Ohio- kiss legal abortion in this state goodbye. DeWine will sign a “heartbeat bill” and Read More

Court clerks are jerks in Montgomery County

We have too many clerk of courts in Montgomery County. We have too many courts too. In the entire state of Wisconsin and Florida, there is one universal courts website. All cases, criminal, civil, probate, are managed in one place. They have one login per attorney, one set of forms, one set of fees, one Read More