Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
Husted Nixes 2012 Referendum On District Map
Ohio’s elections chief has rejected more than 1,000 petition signatures submitted by Democrats trying to get a repeal issue on the state’s new congressional map on next year’s ballot.
Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, says the redistricting legislation laying out the new U.S. House districts contained an appropriation and took effect immediately, so it isn’t subject to referendum.
Democrats have yet to receive a ruling from the Ohio Supreme Court on the issue.