To the Editor:
I am a Trumbull resident and a senior at the Ohio State University (OSU) where I am majoring in Economics. For my senior thesis, I am working with another student, a public affairs major, to submit research to the Denman Forum at OSU, an opportunity to showcase outstanding student research. Our abstract is to compare the taxing and spending habits of a town over the past 15 years, compare and contrast the different policies by Republicans and Democrats, test the different statement claims by both parties during the election, and attempt to develop a formula to predict the mil rate. After defining those factors, we would plan to suggest policy changes to better protect taxpayers by maximizing the town's resources. We selected Trumbull because we have been through a series of both Democratic and Republican administrations, and I am a resident. We thought obtaining the necessary data would be relatively straightforward. We could not have been more wrong.