I'm in the Constitution Party Yahoo group, and they say no on 1 because it involves experimenting on the unborn or something to that effect.
I'm voting NO on 1-5. I'm also going to vote for Carol White Millhoan for Clerk of Courts (I'm in Wayne County), and I'm also going to vote YES
for the new Wayne County Public Library. Our current library has just a dinky parking lot. I've seen the new Orrville library and that thing looks
Here are the first five issues in Ohio:
is an expansion of Taft's Third Frontier Initiative. Thus far, $325 million has been shelled out to just 64 companies that employ a
total of only 454 people; that's $5 million per company and over $700,000 per job. If the amendment passes, the state will borrow $2 billion, $500
million of it to fund risky business ventures that the governor and two appointees choose to favor. Taxpayers must repay the $2 billion plus $1.8
billion in interest and debt service.
The proposed amendment also negates the current requirement that tax revenue be spent only for the purpose for which it was collected. Proponents are
hawking this amendment as a way to create jobs and fund public works projects. However, the existing money for such projects hasn't been spent so
adding more money isn't necessary.
would make it convenient for people to vote by absentee or provisional ballot but opens a huge door for voter fraud. This amendment is
unnecessary; the General Assembly recently passed a bill to make voting easier, but with ID, to reduce the opportunity for fraud.
is designed to limit individual campaign contributions. Yet, "small donor action committees," primarily the offspring of labor
unions, would be permitted to give unlimited amounts of union dues, from anywhere in the country, to favored candidates without identifying
seeks to change how voting districts are drawn. Districts would be drawn using a formula that could create a bizarre district
stretching from Troy to Cleveland. The map that scores the highest, with minor deviations, must be accepted by the committee, regardless of logic or
compactness - even if submitted by a non-Ohioan.
attempts to transfer duties of the secretary of state to an unelected nine-person board. A four-to-four vote would leave the ultimate
decision in the hands of one appointee. Election duties have been competently handled by both Democrat and Republican secretaries of state and local
boards of elections for generations, yet proponents of this amendment want to hand this important work to an appointed board