[img_assist|nid=22459|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=254|height=300]Senate Bill 5, which was signed by the Governor earlier this year, is crucial to Ohio. Ohios state and local governments are facing financial challenges, and in some cases crisis, in part because they have not been able to manage their workforce to react to the downturn in the economy because of Ohios out-of-date laws regarding government unions. For example, Cincinnati City Council member Jeff Berding testified before the Senate committee on SB 5 that Cincinnati faces a deficit every year, that 83% of their general revenue fund goes to labor costs, and that 90% of those costs are dictated by union contracts.
Well over 200 Ohioans joined us and the Marietta OH 9-12 Project for a "Hands Off Our Energy" town hall. Former State Representative and AFP-Ohio Policy Director Seth Morgan moderated the panel, who explained to attendees how overregulation and Ohio law are causing their energy prices to skyrocket.
Citizens learned that because of an Ohio law requiring energy companies to use a certain percentage of "renewable energy," our energy prices are higher. While AFP-Ohio supports any renewable energy that emerges and is successful in the free-market, we want Ohioans to know that laws regarding renewable energy in Ohio are currently driving their energy costs even higher. And, our hard earned tax dollars are being used to subsidize renewable energy sources that are not supported by the free market.
The panel also explained how the overregulation of the Obama's administration and the unelected bureaucrats at the EPA are driving up the cost of energy an most everything we buy.
Please join AFP-Ohio and the Marietta OH 9-12 Project on Monday, July 11 for a Hands Off Our Energy town hall in Marietta.
Affordable energy is under attack in Ohio. Government regulation is driving up the cost of energy and ultimately most everything we buy.
Come to our town hall and learn how regulation is causing our energy prices to skyrocket and what you can do about it. The town hall will be moderated by former State Representative and AFP-Ohio Policy Director Seth Morgan, and the panelists are Robert Murray of Murray Energy Corporation, Jerry James of Artex Oil Company and Sam Randazzo of McNees, Wallace and Nurick, LLC.
This event is free and open to the public. Here are the details.
What: Hands Off Our Energy Town Hall Meeting
When: July 11, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Valley Harvest Church (104 Tennis Center Drive - Marietta, OH)
Come learn what action you can take to help stop the rising cost of energy in Ohio.
Americans for Prosperity Foundation's Running on Empty tour reached hundreds of Ohioans this week as it made 6 stops across the state. Citizens heard local and national speakers explain that the Obama Administration's overregulation of energy is causing our cost of living to increase. Because most everything we buy is manufactured with energy and shipped with fuel, when energy prices go up, it causes the prices of most everything we buy to go up.
Business owners shared with the crowds how rising energy costs are hurting their businesses and stifling job creation in Ohio. Click here to see photos of AFP-Foundation's Running on Empty stops in Ohio.
[img_assist|nid=24132|title=|desc=|link=url|url=http://americansforprosperityfoundation.com/runningonempty/?page_id=79&tr=y&auid=8572644|align=right|width=300|height=225]Americans for Prosperity Foundation is kicking off the Ohio leg of its Running On Empty tour tomorrow. This week, the tour will be in the Greater Dayton Area, Eastgate/Clermont County, Findlay, Norwalk, St. Clairsville, and Hanoverton. See below for full details.
Over the past two years, tough economic times have hurt families and businesses across Ohio. While gas prices, food prices, and electrical bills continue to skyrocket our monthly income has remained the same. We all have to cut back and do more with less.
But not in Washington
Since President Obama took office, gas prices have nearly doubled. However, America has enormous domestic supplies, all we need is the political will to use them and the prices will come down.