EDITORIALS FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2003
Ohio budget: 'Temporary' confusion
In recent weeks, we have criticized the Ohio House's proposed "temporary" one-cent sales tax hike, in part because temporary taxes have a habit of becoming permanent. Well, now it appears the hike could become permanent before it's temporary. Or it could become "semi-permanent."

Wall Street: Fraudulent behavior
Finally, a victory for the little guy. Wall Street will have to clean up its act and pay restitution to investors who lost millions, following the advice of double-dipping stock analysts who pushed bad stocks to make money for their investment banking clients.

Next Level: Liquor license
Cincinnati's police crackdown on problem bars is always an uphill struggle, and it got suddenly steeper last week with a nightclub called Next Level. Police recommended council should object to renewing liquor licenses for Next Level and other crime-magnet bars around town.

OTHER OPINIONS
LOCAL VOICES - RUSSELL THOMAS
Kentucky needs simple auto plates
I live in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Just like every other state in the Union right now, it seems to be undergoing a budget shortfall. I guess that is politics-speak for being broke.

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FORUM COVER FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2003
Building boom a boon for Ohio
Ohio taxpayers now are spending $2.4 million a day to build and renovate schools. To me, the campaign seems just about right. It's a reasonable attempt to get a grip on long-neglected school construction needs statewide.
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