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2012

Aug 23 2012

Commissioners Budget Provides For Fair and Secure Elections

(Columbus, Ohio) Franklin County provided additional funding in the Board of Elections budget to support extended and weekend voting hours in the 2008 Presidential Election and the 2010 Gubernatorial Election. Last week’s directive by Secretary of State Husted to restrict early and in person voting hours discriminates against Franklin County residents and limits their ability to participate in the democratic election process.

Aug 15 2012

Commissioners Expand Free Learning Checkups to More Preschoolers in Franklin County

Striving to increase the early detection of developmental delays in children ages two-and-a-half to four years old - and give more of these children the skills to succeed in school and life - Franklin County Commissioners and the United Way of Central Ohio are expanding a groundbreaking program to offer free learning checkups to area preschoolers.

Jul 27 2012

New Report Shows Strong Consumer Spending, Resilient Local Economy and Responsible Budgeting Keeps Franklin County Finances Balanced

Strengthened by better-than-expected consumer spending, improving home sales, and a resilient local economy, a mid-year financial update to the Franklin County Commissioners shows that the County is on track to be slightly under budget by year end, having braced well for a slower-than-expected national recovery and major cuts from the Ohio Statehouse.

Jul 23 2012

Franklin County Commissioners statement on Bomb Threats at County Buildings

Following standard safety procedures aimed at keeping the public, county employees and courtroom officials and visitors safe from harm, Franklin County Commissioners were notified and have been monitoring a series of bomb threats made against County-maintained buildings Monday morning.

Jul 01 2012

Franklin County Commissioners hold Emergency Meeting in Response to Weather Disaster

In response to Friday’s widespread weather and power outage disaster, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners held a special Emergency Meeting on Sunday, July 1, to approve a countywide declaration of emergency.

Jun 09 2012

Forbes Magazine Ranks County-Owned Columbus Clippers as Fourth Most Valuable Minor League Team in America

Recognizing the valuable impacts professional and amateur sports are having on Central Ohio, Franklin County Commissioners are celebrating a new report from Forbes magazine listing the county-owned Columbus Clippers as one of the most valuable minor league teams in America.

May 14 2012

Learn, Earn, and Return - Commissioners Direct $2.8 Million to Youth Summer Jobs, Giving Back to Community

In the on-going effort to give more than 1600 young people in Franklin County jobs and internships this summer, County Commissioners are directing $2.8 million in federal funds - part of President Obama’s Summer Jobs Plus initiative - to connect low-income and disconnected youth to paid employment.

Apr 30 2012

Franklin County Plays Unique Role in Effort to Create 525 New Good-Paying Local Jobs

Playing a unique role in the effort to create at least 525 new full-time local jobs at a growing Columbusbased company, Franklin County Commissioners are expected to approve a first-of-its-kind economic development grant aimed directly at training workers for the soon-to-be-created job openings.

Apr 23 2012

Preventing Housing Discrimination in Franklin County against Gay and Transgender People

Backed by historic new federal rules that prohibit landlords and home-loan lenders from discriminating against gay and transgender people, Franklin County Commissioners and the City of Columbus - with support from Columbus City Council - are partnering with the area’s two largest local equality organizations to ensure fairer access to the dream of homeownership.

Apr 12 2012

Franklin County Website Honored for Transparency, Open Access to Information

Less than nine months after a major redesign of Franklin County’s website, County Commissioners are receiving national recognition as having one of the most transparent government websites in the nation.

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