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Monday, May 12, 2008

County getting more ankle bracelets

Hamilton County Commissioners approved the spending of $350,000 to lease 200 more ankle bracelets so more people can be put on house arrest. (Read the story).

The move came after the county ran out of the devices last month and asked for more. Sheriff Simon Leis supports getting the devices, but shook his head at the county spending money when it says it's broke. (the county says the money is coming from a fund that doesn't impact the general fund budget). The courts are picking up half the tab. The issue passed unanimously. Commissioner David Pepper sent out a news release supporting the proposal.


16 Comments:

at 1:50 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

borgman cartoons suck

 
at 7:10 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huh?

Put down the crack pipe, son.

 
at 7:22 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheriff Simon Leis should put ankle bracelets around his good buddies Chris Finney and Jeff Capell

 
at 1:07 AM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

(I love Borgman - he's funny, quick, and sexy)

Good to see the county leadership listening to the voters and taking appropriate action - good job gentlemen.

 
at 2:51 AM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous CincyJeff said...

Yet another step the county should have taken before trying to pass a huge tax increase. Portune and Pepper can take lessons from Commissioner DeWine about fiscal responsibility.

 
at 11:08 AM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, DeWine was real fiscally responsible when he agreed to blow millions from the County's reserve renting 400 spaces from Butler County, and then endorsed a tax increase ONLY to build a jail. He didn't do any steps like these, or other reforms, prior to giving away the farm to Butler County.

They could have rented 400 EMU units for a fraction of what they spent in Butler County.

Thanks to those Heimlich/DeWine "fiscally responsible" decisions, the County's in a huge hole.

 
at 4:00 PM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Hamilton County Republican said...

Pat Dewine is a scumbag of a human being. And he's an even worse politician. It must run in the family. So glad Dewine was told by the party bosses to leave the commissioner's office. The voters would have kicked him out for sure.

Greg Hartmann will be a 1000% improvement over Dewine.

 
at 9:53 PM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Hamilton County Democrat said...

I'm so proud of Pat DeWine for stopping a regressive Sales Tax hike that was proven to be wasteful and not needed. I am ashamed of my party. We failed to stand up for the right of voters or for wise use of our tax dollars. Pat DeWine has earned my vote.

 
at 11:00 AM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

. . . for judge. He would have lost the County race, so his party kicked him to the curb.

 
at 1:05 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make sure there are enough ankle bracelts held in reserve for all the Bengals.

 
at 4:21 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Puh-puh-Pat Dewine was on 700 WLW today trying to build a legacy. Guess he thinks that we'll forget what an inept clown he's been over the years.

You're not fooling anyone, Dewiner. Even if you emerge from political exile like a cicada in ten years or so, the voters will still remember your failed tenure as county commissioner.

 
at 6:39 AM, May 16, 2008 Anonymous CincyJeff said...

11:08 I'll agree that the Butler County contract should not have been approved. There never was a jail crisis, which made the butler county contract an unnecessary expense and Issue 27 an abomination.

I forgot, how many times did Pepper and Portune support one or both of the above? And why didn't Portune and Pepper look into these kinds of alternatives before trying to saddle us with 15 years of an unnecessary, oppressive higher tax?

 
at 1:46 PM, May 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cincyjeff: the point is that your "fiscal responsibility" hero DeWine concocted the Butler County deal with Heimlich in the first place, and then supported a jail-only sales tax increase that wouldn't even address the diversion/process reforms that lower the need for jailspace.

 
at 1:48 PM, May 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Incredibly, given all that's happened, DeWine is still bragging about the Butler County giveaway on his website:

"Negotiated a contract with Butler County to provide an additional 400 jail spaces – the largest expansion in County jail space in 15 years."

 
at 8:57 PM, May 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's because Pat Dewine is nothing more than a younger version of RINO Mike Dewine.

 
at 12:45 PM, May 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's go RINO hunting...

The Dewine family belongs in a RINO trophy case!

 
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