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ResponsibleOhio filed a complaint in mandamus challenging the ballot language of their marijuana legalization initiative petition.  View the complaint.   View the court docket.  The complaint alleges that the ballot adopted by the Ohio Ballot Board violates Article XVI, Section 1 of the Ohio Constitution which requires that ballot language can not deceive, mislead or defraud […]

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The Ohio Secretary of State verified that ResponsibleOhio obtained sufficient signatures for their marijuana amendment  to appear on the ballot this fall. See Cleveland.com, Marijuana legalization amendment approved for Ohio’s November ballot.  The proposed amendment would limit the growing of marijuana to ten sites specified in the Ohio Constitution.  The ten sites are owned by […]

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A recent Cleveland.com article, Marijuana issue highlights steep cost of getting on the ballot, contains an interesting chart showing expenditures for recent ballot amendments.

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Cleveland.com reports that the consulting firm behind ResponsibleOhio’s initative petition to legalize marijuana and create a monopoly of ten grow sites stands to make 5.6 million dollars from the campaign.  The costs include legal work, polling and public relations.  The extraordinary costs of getting an amendment to the Ohio Constitution on the ballot has drawn the […]

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The Ohio Attorney General certified the resubmitted Ohio Voters Bill of Rights initiative petition as a fair and truthful representation of the proposed amendment. See Toledo Blade article  

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Yes for Ohio’s Energy Future  filed an initiative petition with the Ohio Attorney General, called The Ohio Clean Energy Initiative.  The Initiative would to Ohio Constitution, Article VIII, Section 2, a bond issue for purposes of improving clean energy infrastructure; research and development related to clean energy, in support of Ohio industry ; and develop sites […]

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Introduced on October 24, 2013, Ohio House Joint Resolution 8 proposes to amend the Ohio Constitution to: “institute term limits for certain elected and appointed officials and to increase the term limits for members of the General Assembly.”  This joint resolution must be approved by 60% of both houses of the legislature in order to […]

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Ohio Ballot Board creates new ballot language for Issue 2 in response to the Supreme Court’s decision.  Plain Dealer article.  Text of the Ballot language.

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Supreme Court orders the Ballot Board to change the ballot language for the Redistricting amendment. State ex. rel. Voters First v. Ohio Ballot Board, Slip Opinion No. 2012-Ohio-4149.

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Deadline for filing signatures for ballot initiatives passes – only one ballot issue submitted.  Signatures were submitted for the  Ohio Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission Amendment, but not for others, such as the proposed medical marijuana amendments, repeal of the gay marriage ban and “Personhood Ohio” will not be on the ballot this year.  PD article.

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