Ohio Issue 1, Bonds for Veterans (2009)
|Ohio Issue 1 (2009)|
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE TO ISSUE BONDS TO PROVIDE COMPENSATION TO VETERANS OF THE PERSIAN GULF, AFGHANISTAN, AND IRAQ CONFLICTS
To adopt Section 2r of Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Ohio.
This proposed amendment would:
If adopted, this amendment shall take effect immediately.
A majority YES vote is required for the amendment to be adopted.
Arguments in favor
|“||Vote YES on Issue 1
A “YES” vote for Issue 1 would allow the state to issue $200 million in bonds to provide cash bonuses for Ohio veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War, as well as the thousands of dedicated Ohioans in our nation’s armed forces who have fought and continue to ﬁght to defend our freedoms in Iraq, Afghanistan and other regions of the globe.
Issue 1 should be approved for the following reasons:
Passage of Issue 1 sends an important message that Ohio supports its veterans and their families, and we are grateful for everything they do for the country, this state and our local communities.
Vote YES on Issue 1
The official ballot argument in support of Issue 1 was signed by State Senators Timothy Grendell, Tom Patton, Tim Schaffer, Jason Wilson, and Sue Morano, and State Representatives Peter Ujvagi, Raymond Pryor, Connie Pillich, Terry Boose, and Ross McGregor.
The following reasons were given in opposition of Issue 1 by the Ohio Ballot Board due to the absence of any voluntary opposing submission:<ref name="voterguide"
|“||Vote No on Issue 1
Issue 1 Would Authorize the Government to Spend More in Bond Money. Economic conditions are poor. The state of Ohio must tighten its belt and spend only what is necessary and only what we can cover with incoming revenues. Issue 1 authorizes the government to take out more debts to provide for compensation to veterans of recent United States military conﬂ icts – Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq. While this may be a worthwhile and noble endeavor, the State of Ohio should not be going further into debt.
Passing Issue 1 Means Taxpayers Will have to Pay Back These Bonds. Issue 1 authorizes $200 Million in debt to provide compensation to veterans of recent United States military conﬂicts. This money would have to be paid back in the future by Ohioans. This money could be retained by taxpayers who have suffered during the economic downturn. This money could be used by taxpayers for their own purposes or used for other plans and directly helping people in need.
Vote NO on Issue 1.
The official ballot argument in opposition of Issue 1 was not signed by anyone.
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- Ohio Secretary of State, "2009 Official Election Results," accessed July 30, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "A History of Statewide Issue Votes in Ohio," accessed July 30, 2013
- Ohio Issues Report, "State Issues Ballot Information for the November 3, 2009 General Election," accessed July 30, 2013
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