Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ballot Board Clears Language For Clean Energy Initiative
A state panel has certified ballot language for a proposal to fund clean energy development.
But there are still questions surrounding the measure that voters could see next year.
A group going by the name â€œYes for Ohioâ€™s Energy Futureâ€ can now collect signatures for a ballot initiative. The proposal would take $13 billion in bonds over the course of 10 years. That money would then be invested into different projects related to clean energy such as solar, wind and geothermal.
The plan would also direct tens of millions of dollars every year to a group known as the Ohio Energy Initiative Commission which is a company based in the state of Delaware. That commission would decide which projects receive money.
According to the petition language, the measure would prohibit the General Assembly from having any say in what projects should get funding.
Several attempts to contact the Ohio Energy Initiative Commission to discuss the issue further have gone unanswered.
The earliest this issue could go before the voters is the November 2015 ballot.