PERS retirement funds. HB 151, Iran and Sudan Divestiture bill. This bill could cause the retirement system to lose nearly 250 million a year by moving investments to companies with no ties with Iran or Sudan. To check on legislation contact:http://www.opers.org. or call 800-222-7377 or http://www.operi.org. or call PERI at 614-891-6868 or 800-247-7374. (from: Ed Harrison).

Property tax relief for all seniors and disabled. Check out website http://www.tax.ohio.gov. Click on Homestead Exemption Application form. Forms must be filed with your county auditor no later than Oct. 1, 2007 in order to receive savings on tax bill payable in 2008. Could possibly save you $400.00 each year. (from Clancy Miller)

How State of Ohio Employees May Protect Themselves From ID Theft

Columbus, Ohio – Due to the recent incident involving the loss of a state of Ohio data storage device, Gov. Ted Strickland directed the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS) beginning on Friday, June 15 to take several steps to help protect state employees from identity theft. For more information click this link:
http://www.ohio.gov/idprotect/ or call: 800-267-4474 or 877-742-5622