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Corporate Columbus & Unions Bankrolling CCS Levy Campaign

Some of Columbus' largest employers are helping fund the Columbus City Schools' levy campaign. Finance reports show Nationwide Insurance, American Electric Power and L Brands are among the donors who have pumped 2.3 million dollars into the campaign. Late last year, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman formed a commission comprised primarily of business leaders designed to improve local education. The levy request would, in part, fund charter schools. Other donors include a subsidiary of the Dispatch Printing Company, Cardinal Health, Huntington Bank, the Scotts Company, and unions representing teachers and other district workers. Cardinal's CEO chairs the commission.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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