Ohio 2008 ballot measures

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Five ballot questions were on Ohio's November 4, 2008 statewide ballot. The total included three measures put on the ballot by the state legislature, one initiative and one veto referendum.

National overview

On the ballot

November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Direct Democracy Changes deadline for submitting signatures on initiatives from 90 days pre-election to 125 days pre-election Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Bonds Authorizes $400 million in bonds for environmental conservation, preservation and revitalization purposes Approveda
LRCA Issue 3 Property Protects private property rights in ground water, lakes, and other watercourses Approveda
VR Issue 5 Business Caps interest rate payday lenders can charge Approveda
CICA Issue 6 Gambling Allows one $600,000,000 resort casino in Ohio Defeatedd

Not on the ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
CI Healthy Families Act Healthcare Would require 7 days paid sick leave for employees working more than 30 hours a week Signatures filed, but withdrawn by proponents before certification
ICA Healthcare for all Ohioans Healthcare Provides health care for every Ohioan regardless of income, residence, age, or prior medical condition.[1] Petition circulating to refer initiative to legislature

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