National surveys show consumers’ mood is brightening, and it’s not just holiday cheer. The more positive outlook has a lot to do with the steep drop in gasoline prices since last summer. 2015 holds the promise of more price relief not only at the gas pump but also at grocery stores.
Group Looking To Change Redistricting Comes Up Short
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says supporters of a constitutional amendment to change the way Ohio draws its legislative districts have fallen short of the number of valid signatures needed to get the issue on November’s ballot.Â Â Husted says the group Voters First Ohio has fallen about 131,000 signatures short.
The secretary of state also says the group failed to get the required number of signatures from 44 counties.Â Husted says the group met the legal requirement for only 34 counties.
The group has ten additional days to collect the signatures to make up the difference.
The group is looking to change the Ohio constitution to take the power to draw legislative districts away from state lawmakers.Â Â The amendment would createÂ a 12-member citizens commission to draw legislative lines.