Sunday, May 10, 2009
DO YOU NEED A POLITICAL SCIENCE DEGREE TO FIGURE OUT WHY THE MRDD LEVY PASSED OVERWHELMINGLY - THIS TIME AROUND?
Is there any mystery why the 1.4 mill MRDD levy passed in a landslide in the recent election (May 5, 2009)?
Not at all.
Area media went out and contacted folks who bill themselves as political analysis experts to get some insight as to why a nearly 3 times higher levy narrowly failed in March, 2008 (3.9 mills - $28 million per annum) got passed when it appeared in May, 2009 in reincarnated form (1.4 mills - $10 million per annum).
One of the experts went on and on with reasons why the levy passed this May. Apparently, you are not an "expert" unless you can make the answer very, very complicated. Who was this expert? Stark County Democratic Party Political Director Shane Jackson.
Actually, if readers will look at the graphic above, anyone (no expertise required) can readily figure out why the reincarnated levy passed so handily.
The real question should have been this. If MRDD says it needed $28 million in 2008, how come MRDD could do with $10 million in 2009?
The SCPR says that Superintendent/CEO Michael Miller has a whole lot of explaining to do!
Apparently, Michael Miller is another "expert" that has to re-calibrate his calculus, no?
Posted by Martin Olson at 10:01 AM