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Rumpke Leads Campaign Against Colerain JEDZ

Rumpke Leads Campaign Against Colerain JEDZ

A group of businesses have hired a Columbus firm to help them fight a proposed payroll tax and Colerain Township officials say Rumpke is behind the opposition.

Rumpke admits it's a leader for the opposition, saying it's happy to provide leadership in the fight against Issue 30, the formation of a Joint Economic Development Zone and the 1 percent payroll tax it will generate.

Strategic Public Partners, a Columbus firm that handles public affairs, public relations and strategic planning, announced the launch of what it called a "grassroots coalition" opposed to the JEDZ Monday.

Colerain Township Trustee Dennis Deters says he believes Rumpke is spearheading the anti-JEDZ initiative in an attempt to force the township to allow the landfill to expand.

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