Letter from Five Former AG’s Urges Ohio House, Senate to Reject 60% Constitutional-Amendment Threshold
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Ohio constitution, Ohio General Assembly, amendments
As five former Ohio Attorneys General, both Democrats and Republicans, we join two former Ohio Republican governors and two former Democratic governors in expressing our opposition to the proposal to increase from 50% to 60% the passing standard for voter approval of Ohio constitutional amendments.
The 60% proposal is bad for Ohio, and the General Assembly should not place this proposal on the ballot; but if they do, Ohio voters should reject this effort to change a fundamental element of our state constitution that has been in effect for more than 100 years.
Fisher, Lee; Cordray, Richard A.; Montgomery, Betty D.; Petro, James M.; and Rogers, Nancy H., "Letter from Five Former AG’s Urges Ohio House, Senate to Reject 60% Constitutional-Amendment Threshold" (2023). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 1287.