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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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Ohio Auditor David Yost presented a proposal to the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission’s Revisions and Updating Committee to prohibit initiative petitions (proposals to amend the Ohio Constitution) that confer a benefit only to an individual or group of individuals.  The proposal is a response to marijuana initiative petitions, namely, ResponsibleOhio’s initiative and  Better for Ohio ‘s […]

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If you are interested in addressing a committee or the Commission, please contact Steven C. Hollon, Executive Director of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission at 614.644.2022. The following meetings will take place in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, April 9, 2015: 9:30 a.m. Legislative Branch and Executive Branch Committee – Room 018 of the Ohio Statehouse.  Presentation:  […]

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For those of you who missed Dean Emeritus Steven H. Steinglass‘s talk yesterday, The History and Future of the Ohio Constitution, here is the video.  In addition to a look at the history of the Ohio Constitution from pre-Statehood to the present, Professor Steinglass discussed some of the current issues before the Ohio Constitution Modernization […]

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The Ohio Attorney General certified the The Ohio Clean Energy Initiative Initiative Petition .  Once certified by the Ohio Ballot Board, signature collection may begin.

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The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law filed a complaint in the Southern District of Ohio, United States District Court, asserting that Senate Bill 47 violates the First Amendment, as well as the Ohio Constitution.  Senate Bill 47 banned collecting signatures while the Secretary of State reviews the initial petition and prohibits the collection of signatures […]

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Governor Signs S.B. 47, which prohibits collecting or submitting additional signatures for initiative or referendum petitions during the period beginning on the date that the petition is initially submitted to the Secretary of State and ending on the date that the Secretary of State notifies the committee that the petition has an insufficient number of […]

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Ohio Supreme Court case: Secretary of State and Board of Elections did not violate the Ohio Constitution, Article II, Section 1f by certifying an initiative petition to be voted upon by the Brecksville electorate.  The initiative petition proposed ordinances, which among other things, would require mayor to write a letter to state and federal legislative […]

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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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