Local ballot measures, Ohio

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2013 Local Pension Measure Roundup Dec 26, 2013

By Josh Altic

This year there have been 10 pension reform related measures proposed for 2013 ballots and only 7 actually voted on, with 5 approved and 2 defeated. One initiative petition to further reform the Phoenix pension system is being circulated for 2014. This report also discusses the 2013 events that have set the stage for pension reform in 2014.

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School bond and tax votes

See also: School bond and tax elections in Ohio

Ohio is one of a handful of states that expresses its property tax cap limit in the amount of mills using the mill rate formula over an mathematical formula. Ohio has a ten mill limit that is protected by the Ohio Constitution since 1953. Also, Ohio requires approval for any new bonding by the Ohio School Facilities Commission. Ohio uses an adjusted valuation per-pupil formula to determine which districts should get bonding. Districts with the lowest ratings are given first consideration in the process of getting a bond issue approved.

Supreme Court justices selection changes

Chief Justice Moyer, Ohio State Bar Association and the League of Women Voters all agree that a change is needed in how the Supreme Court justices are selected. On Friday November 20, the three parties agreed to work together to build a coalition that would support a constitutional amendment that would make it so that justices are appointed and stand for a retention election. Currently statewide elections are held to select justices. Moyer believes that there is a perception that campaign contributions influence judicial decisions. The suggested that early next year they would have a plan set out on how to go about these changes.[1]

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